Skid Row Housing Trust / LOHA

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Architect: LOHA
Location: , California, USA
Project Team: Lorcan O’Herlihy, Donnie Schmidt, Alex Morassut
Project Area: 4,100 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Lawrence Anderson

As part of an on-going collaboration with Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT), a non-profit organization that provides permanent supportive housing for the homeless population of Los Angeles, was asked to design a 4,100 sf Tenant Improvement to house their management offices including training and event headquarters. Taking advantage of the heaviness of the existing ‘forest of columns’ present in the space, deployed a series of trees that concealed the existing structure while providing the framework for a custom lighting installation.

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The space serves as an urban oasis within the otherwise chaotic nature of its surroundings within the Skid Row district of Los Angeles both for the patrons served and the managing staff.

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