LOCATION _ OAKLAND & BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA DATE _ SUMMER 2012 PROJECT TEAM _ANNE PHILLIPS ARCHITECTURE PERSONAL ROLE _ JOB CAPTAIN INVOLVEMENT _ CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION, STEEL DETAILING PHOTOGRAPHS _
Five buildings were simultaneously renovated with structural improvements, facade and security improvements, and re-programmed common areas.
Prominent entrance canopies were provided at each location, along with sunshades added to each balcony of this large south-facing 10-story building in Uptown Oakland.
All common areas received a fresh new look, and resident amenities were expanded to better serve the aging community.
Full accessibility upgrades were provided throughout each building.
Durable materials were key to the renovation for this affordable senior housing non-profit to help keep ongoing maintenance costs low.
Colorful accents were painted specific to each building to best suit the context.
Perforated metal shading elements evoke bamboo for this Chinatown Oakland building, and provide additional shading for resident balconies.