Cabrillo Gateway

With a holistic vision to break the cycle of homelessness, Cabrillo Gateway adds an additional 81-units of supportive housing for formerly homeless veterans and families. It was designed to form both a harmonious extension of the existing campus and create a link between it and the surrounding community. The massing is divided into three wings creating three courtyards that reduce scale and provide intimate outdoor space that open onto the Grand Lawn. Support services; a health clinic and social services center, are intentionally located on the ground floor and highlighted through storefront glazing to promote awareness and activate the pedestrian experience. A clock tower marks the terminus of a main north / south pedestrian path and gathering spaces that promote community through chance interactions among neighbors. The resulting design produced an edge condition that defines public outdoor gathering spaces and presents a new public face to the neighborhood.

Client:              Century Villages at Cabrillo
Location:         2001 River Ave. Long Beach CA 90610
Units:               81 Family Affordable Housing plus 3,419 sq. ft. community health clinic & social services
Size:                112,560 GSF (65,892 Res NSF)
Density:           40 du/ac
Cost:                $13,500,000 ($120 per GSF)
Funding:          9% Tax Credits, Housing Vouchers, MHSA
Awards:           2017 Charles L. Edson Excellence Award, Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition
                        2016 LABC, Architectural Award for Housing
                        2016 APA Los Angeles, Opportunity and Empowerment Award
                        2016 APA California, Opportunity and Empowerment Award
                        2016 Gold Nugget, Grand Award, Best Affordable Housing Community
                        2014 Gold Nugget, Best On The Boards Multi-Family Community
Sustainability: LEED Platinum Certified
Status:             Completed Summer 2015