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May 17, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

$20.00 – $55.00


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Arch Tour Fest: Hilda L. Solis First Care Village – 2:30pm

Additional information regarding the tour and check-in process will be emailed directly to registrants 24 hours before the event.

Tour Organizer: NAC Architecture

The Hilda L. Solis Care First Village was constructed during the pandemic to provide interim housing to the City’s most vulnerable residents. Construction began in October 2020, and the first residents moved into their units in April 2021. The facility provides 132 beds, wrap-around services, and amenities. The project is a mix of 132 units constructed from repurposed shipping containers and 100 units in temporary portable trailers. The modular Administration building houses support services and a full commercial kitchen.


Building Credits:

Client: County of Los Angeles & Department of Public Works

General Contractor: Bernards, Modular

Vendor: Vesta Modular

Structural Engineer: Saiful Bouquet

MEP: Henderson Engineers

Civil Engineer: Brandow & Johnston

AV/IT/Security: Crimson

Landscape Architect: Tina Chee

Environmental Graphics: Handbuilt


Tour Led by:

Louise Griffin, Project Manager, NAC


Louise Griffin is an Architectural Designer with nearly 20 years of experience. She studied at Purdue University, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitekur for her undergraduate work, and received a Master of Architecture from UCLA. Louise was NAC’s Project Manager for the Hilda L. Solis Care First Village Interim Housing. As the project manager on this complex and fast-tracked project, she brought exacting attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Her rigor and caring were assets to the project.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain an understanding of the essential elements involved in designing interim housing for the unhoused, including site development, spatial requirements, and supportive services.
  2. Participants will develop an understanding of the complex coordination efforts mandated by the collaboration between the design team, the builder, the operator, and all relevant governmental jurisdictions necessary to successfully execute this project.
  3. Participants will acquire knowledge about design and building strategies that employ modular and shipping container systems to achieve effective interim housing solutions.
  4. Participants will explore the valuable lessons learned from executing an accelerated schedule, gaining critical insights into how to implement future projects more efficiently and effectively.


Tour Info:

Tour attendees are allowed to photograph any of the building attributes however, please refrain from photographing any clients/residents/staff.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding!


Parking Info:

There is parking outside of the site, along College street and a limited number of parking spots on the CFV site.


May 17, 2023
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
$20.00 – $55.00
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Hilda L. Solis First Care Village
1000 N Alhambra Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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