Irvington Senior Housing is a 4-story podium Supportive housing development with 104 units in Fremont California. The streetscape is activated with "pop-up"- like retail space, leased to enterprise business or operated in an ad-hoc way by residents living in the development. Extending out from the community room and shaded by a grove of trees, a rectangular south-facing pervious courtyard creates a calming and comfortable space for residents for seating, gaming, chatting, and gardening. Within the courtyard, a stormwater management system is designed under the paving to not only optimize the infrastructure cost but also to benefit the long-term health of the trees. A carefully designed wood deck with built-in seating forms relaxing resting spots while protecting the mature neighboring tree row.   At the back, the community garden nestles into two sculpted landforms with native flowers echoing the distant landscape of hills providing a lush backdrop for the courtyard while also encouraging casual interaction and socialization within the community.


ARCHITECT: Herman Coliver 

Locus Architecture

TYPOLOGY: Supportive/Affordable Housing 

SIZE: 10,000 SF

LOCATION: San Francisco, California