AIA|LA Tours: La Brea Affordable Housing
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 4:30 PM
West Hollywood, CA
AIA|LA Tours: La Brea Affordable Housing

When: Saturday, November, 22, 2014, 4:30pm
Where: West Hollywood
Designed by: John V. Mutlow Architects and Patrick TIGHE Architecture
Landscape Architect: Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture Inc.
Learning Units: 1.5
AIA-Members - $15
Non-Members - $30

The LaBrea Affordable Housing project is a mixed-use affordable housing project for formerly homeless LGBT youth, people living with disabilities and people living with HIV Aids. The 50,000 sq ft building is located one block north of Santa Monica Boulevard in the City of West Hollywood. The building maximizes density while allowing for ample outdoor space. 32 apartments are arranged around a shared exterior courtyard. The Southwest corner is expressed as a beacon of activity and houses the circulation and other shared amenities for the residents.

The building demonstrates one of the city’s core values of environmental responsibility and its commitment to green building and sustainable design, the highly sustainable building exceeds the requirements of the city’s Green Building Ordinance. The project was constructed through the non-profit developer, West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation to address an affordable housing shortage for tenants living with disabilities. Funding was provided by various sources including the City of West Hollywood, The County of Los Angeles and through tax credits.

The project was recently featured in Architect Magazine and a review of the building by Michael Webb is featured in the current issue of the Architect’s Newspaper.

John V. Mutlow is nationally known for his work, leadership and lectures on housing. For the past thirty years Professor Mutlow’s architectural practice has focused on the design of affordable senior and family housing, with an emphasis on social considerations. Housing projects include senior, special-needs, workforce, farm worker and family housing. Projects also include adult (senior) centers, childcare centers, community centers, private schools, historic renovations and single-family residences. More recently he has broadened his experience to include schools, as a member of the LAUSD Design Advisory Council, and projects which include Woodland Hills Elementary Private School and MTA Transit Tots East. Continuing relationships with clients on several projects is the direct result of client satisfaction with the professional services provided. The firm also has extensive experience working with governmental agencies at the state and local level. More here.

About Patrick TIGHE Architecture:
Patrick Tighe is Principal and lead designer of Patrick Tighe Architecture. The firm is committed to creating an authentic, contemporary Architecture informed by technology, sustainability and building innovation. Since its inception in 2004, a strong and diverse body of projects has been realized that includes city developed affordable housing, commercial, mixed-use projects, civic art, installations and residences. More here.