This 10-acre, 60,000 square foot senior housing complex contains 80 apartments for very low-income level residents of the greater Coachella Valley of California.
The challenge of this project was to design a complex that was aesthetically acceptable to the higher income neighbors in La Quinta, while keeping within the minimal cost guidelines mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The project includes a central community building, swimming pool, and several outdoor courtyards to encourage resident interaction.
This 60-unit senior apartment complex was designed for Southern California Presbyterian Homes, under federal HUD Section 202 guidelines. The project’s footprint is laid out in a “U” shaped plan, which creates a large landscaped resident outdoor courtyard on the sunny, western side of the building, while the entry faces the parking and drop-off to the east. Amenities include a large community room with a service kitchen, a library/computer room, a hobby/craft room, and laundries on each floor.
Salvaation Army Door of Hope
This project is the development of forty-seven transitional living apartments at the Salvation Army’s Door of Hope in San Diego, California.
Phase I of the project shall house twenty-four single-mother families with children from new-born to 12 years of age. These apartments are arranged around a central play area and tot lot for the children; providing a safe environment for mothers to socialize and attend to their families.
A separate Phase II project will house forty-four “aged-out” foster children and one manager’s apartment. A community building, serving both groups of residents will provide administration, classrooms, social spaces, a laundry, and other support spaces.
This project is the development of a 66,000 square-foot, 80-unit HUD Section 202 low-income senior apartment complex, and associated site work in the City of Fresno, California.
Community spaces provided in the building include a Community Room (with Preparation Kitchen) for social activities, a Game Room, a Laundry Room (with an adjacent TV Lounge), and a Library/Computer Room.
This adaptive re-use project encompasses the gutting and repositioning of an existing activities building into a special residential environment for seven senior residents with substantial needs. Modeled after The Green House Project, residents each have their own private bedroom and share a living room (with a hearth), dining area, and kitchen facilities.
There is easy access to all areas of the house. Safety features will be built into the house to minimize injury. The project is laid out to return control, dignity, and security to the residents and their care-givers.
White Sands – Master Plan
Originally built as a motor lodge in the mid-50’s, this building was later converted into a continuing care retirement center. As a response to the need for updating the facility, as well as increasing census, Matalon Architecture & Planning was retained by Southern California Presbyterian Homes to develop a master plan.
The resultant plan provided for a facelift of the existing facility (shown above), new Independent Living Villa units over a subterranean parking structure, a new Assisted Living Facility, a new Dementia Home, and an extensive renovation of the existing Skilled Nursing Facility.
Paseo Mews Mixed-Use Complex
This project comprises of 12 townhomes, 11 loft units and a stand-alone retail structure in Pacific Beach. The project required a Coastal Development Permit through the City of San Diego.
A contemprporary design was used to attact the younger somewhat affluent market. Ample “Hi-tech” security, electronics and appliances were also incorporated into the design.