STEP UP ON VINE – ADAPTIVE REUSE PROJECT – LOS ANGELES, CA
Architect: Egan | Simon Architecture
The adaptive reuse of the 1925 style 3-story hotel was a cooperative effort between Step Up on Second and Hollywood Community Housing Corporation to develop a facility for the psycho-social rehabilitation and support for the homeless affected by severe and persistent mental illness.
The project was conceived in 2012 and was in part funded by the Clinton Global Initiative and the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation.
The 20,718 square foot building included the first floor supportive education spaces, a production kitchen and dining room. The balance of the building includes 34 supportive living units with a laundry facility on the 2nd floor.
The building was designed to achieve LEED Platinum and pivotal to achieving that rating were mechanical and plumbing systems that included energy-efficient variable refrigeration flow fan coil units for each supportive unit and the first floor spaces, a thermal solar array interconnected with the rooftop domestic hot water equipment, demand load domestic hot water circulating system, and a reclaimed water system to use the washing machine effluent to provide irrigation to non-succulent plant planters.
Egan | Simon Architecture and Hellman & Lober were awarded the Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Award 2014 for the Best Sustainable Project.
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