Redefining and solidifying the neighborhood at a pivotal corner in Los Angeles, the Beverly Terrace apartments serves as a 40-unit affordable housing oasis, complete with a childcare Early Learning Center, designed for homeless young mothers and their infants that are exiting the foster-care system. The objective of the building program is to assist residents through supportive services in conjunction with an onsite childcare facility.
Beverly Terrace is thoughtfully designed to accentuate its hilltop location creating the illusion that the building is taking flight and rising above. This symbolizes both the upward assistance and momentum the building provides its residents, as well as it lifting the surrounding community alongside it.
The north and east façades step horizontally, buttressing the corner to define commercial and residential uses that are further stylized through exterior cladding and glazing. The project’s design provides openings at the exterior corridors and roof decks, bringing direct sunlight into the building and courtyard throughout the day while allowing parents to view the childcare courtyard playground.
The two-story Early Learning Center brings cohesion to the building offering classrooms, offices, and large outdoor play areas, both shaded and within the open courtyard.
The building’s rooftop space was conceived as a peaceful garden retreat. Residents can enjoy the outdoors, as well as receive the health and wellness benefits that come from serenity, comfort, and a sense of safety.
The LEED Platinum certified project includes solar hot water, environmentally conscious materials and construction techniques, and a future rooftop solar photo-voltaic array.