Location: Hayward, California
Scope: New community building and renovation of a 66 unit, 6 building complex including new landscaping.
Design Approach: The new community building will provide residents with an assembly room, kitchen, internet cafe, and outdoor picnic and barbeque ammenities. The buiding is oriented for passive solar design with a wall of storefront glazing facing south to a plaza with deciduous trees. The new space will be filled with natural light and warmed by the low sun in winter months. Boulders create a natural edge to the new plaza from the parking lot.