Anne Phillips Architecture


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Project: Rehabilitation of 92,871 GSF affordable senior housing

Location: Uptown Oakland

Design Approach: This 152 unit affordable senior housing renovation has transformed a grim 1960’s brutalist concrete high rise into a vibrant landmark, a key part of the ongoing revitalization of Uptown Oakland. The renovation included extensive facade improvements, a new handicapped accessible entrance that makes a welcoming statement at the street, new windows, and seismic retrofit. The facade was modernized with corrugated aluminum sun shades to reduce solar heat gain and glare and were detailed for lightweight structural efficiency and durability.

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