For Homeless Woman A New Home

Downtown Women’s Center Organization
LEED Gold

Downtown Women's Center

Partner in Charge: Maureen Sullivan

The new Downtown Women’s Center facility currently occupies an existing 6-story industrial building on San Pedro Street near the intersection with 3rd Street in the heart of Los Angeles’ skid row. The expanded program included 72 supportive housing apartments, a day center, a medical clinic, a retail store, and administrative offices.

The new facility was opened to personnel and public in 2011.

PROJECT TEAM

V. Joseph Pica – Principal

Carol Chacon – Designer

Maria Gil – Designer

Araceli Gonzalez – Designer

Mimi Pon – Designer

Anne Wong – Project Manager

LEED CERTIFICATION

LEED Gold – 2011

 

 

Photography by Randall Michelson

PROJECT INFO

Client: Downtown Women’s Center

Size: 69,000 SF

Construction Cost: $26,000,000

Opening Date: 2011

AWARDS

2014 – Preservation Design Award
CA Preservation Foundation

2011 – National Preservation Honor Award
National Trust for Historic Preservation

2011 – Preservation Award
Los Angeles Conservancy

2011 – Best Design Quality Award
Corporation for Supportive Housing

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