Santa Monica, California, USA
Appointed by the Community Corporation of Santa Monica, Tighe Architecture and Yael Lir Landscape Architects have designed the Pacific Landing Affordable Housing, a four-story, mixed-use, 100% affordable housing project that replaced an existing gas station and is designed for people living on a limited income.
The project has been awarded a 2023 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Located on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica on a 14,160-square-foot lot within proximity to downtown and the beach.
Thirty-seven residential units are provided for families in need. The massing of the building is broken down into several smaller components.
The volumes are separated by voids, each accentuated with landscape.
The roofline is reminiscent of iconic home imagery and interpreted in a new composition that ties the individual building components together.
An interior courtyard at the ground level provides a landscaped respite for the residents.
The units are accessed from the central courtyard which serves as shared space for the residents and includes a playground for the children.
Commercial space, social services, and amenities are located at the ground level. Parking is provided below grade.
Ample common spaces are located throughout the building and at the rooftop terrace that opens to the North, with views of downtown Santa Monica and out towards the Santa Monica Bay.
The highly sustainable building is Net Zero and LEED platinum.
Project: Pacific Landing Affordable Housing
Architects: Tighe Architecture
Lead Architect: Patrick Tighe
Landscape Architects: Yael Lir Landscape Architects
General Contractor: Walton Construction, Inc.
Client: Community Corporation of Santa Monica (Community Corp)
Photographs: Courtesy of Tighe Architecture