Location: Los Angeles, CA
Client: East LA Community Corporation
Budget: $2 Million
Completion Date: December 2003
Lot Size: .36 acres
Number of Units: 11 units
Size Range of Units: 600 to 1400 sf
Los Girasoles is a great example of many forces coming together to produce exceptional, affordable housing amid complicated program, site, and county regulations.
The 11 unit complex is composed of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom town homes with the majority of units having direct access to their private garages. At the heart of the 11 unit complex is a community room and a computer room that will also serve the community at large. All the units and the community center are networked for cable, satellite, and DSL access.
QDG provided research and coordination of other amenities as well that make this project unique. Some of these include the conversion of utilitarian building components into artwork provided by a local artist, a landscaped courtyard with a tot lot and BBQ areas, and a 54% higher efficiency than Title 24 requirements for the entire building.