Broadwood is an 89 unit low-income housing project for seniors at 50th and Main Streets in Central Los Angeles. Common areas including a community room, craft room and library/computer room are placed around a central courtyard, a focal point of activity which features generous landscaping, a large shade tree, and checkerboard and shuffleboard areas.
The massing of the building is broken up into a series of framed boxes created through overhangs and vertical fins. The frames capture a variety of materials ranging from wood siding to trespa panels and the vertical circulation is celebrated as an accent to the frames. The project will be LEED Silver rated.