Anne Phillips Architecture

Breland Senior Homes

Project: Affordable housing for Senior Citizens, co-developed by a local African-American church.

Location: San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, California

Design Approach: A narrow urban site necessitated creative use of a tight space. Design strategy was to provide generous south-facing windows for the majority of units, light from two sides for all units, a centralized courtyard focusing all community activities, and lively colors, materials and landscaping to create a nurturing environment.

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Grand Award for the Best Affordable Project, 2007 Gold Nugget Awards Competition
AIA San Francisco Excellence in Architecture, 2007 Design Merit Award
"AIA SF Awards for Architecture", California Home + Design, May 2007.
Bay Area's Best Design Isn't Just For The Rich, John King, San Francisco Chronicle, June 23, 2007
"Good Design for Everyone", The Architect's Newspaper, May 2, 2007, page(s) 13,18