By Carolyn Weber. It looks like a little old town that's been there forever, but it's a brand-new affordable project for farm workers and their families. The two building types, a duplex and quadroplex, are done in a traditional, agricultural-inspired style. "We would have liked to do something more modern, but it didn't make sense in this remote rural area," says architect David Baker.
The 160 units range from 730 to 2,238 square feet and rent for $200 to $500 per month depending upon size and renter's income. Community amenities include a soccer field, tot lots, barbecue area, basketball courts, laundry facility, computer learning center, and child development center.
Photo: Cesar Rubio Photography
Category: Focus on Affordability; Entrant/Architect: David Baker Faia and Partners, San Francisco; Builder: Segue, Point Richmond, Calif.; Developer: Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition, Redwood City, Calif.; Landscape Architect: Cottong and Taniguchi, Burlingame, Calif.