New San Francisco residences to sort out veteran homelessness
The newly built Edwin M. Lee Apartments in San Francisco will provide 62 apartments of supportive housing for homeless veterans and another 52 apartments for low-income families. Photo courtesy Cameron MacAllister Group
The newly built Edwin M. Lee Apartments in San Francisco will provide 62 apartments of supportive housing for homeless veterans and another 52 apartments for low-income families.
This 11,520 m2 (124,000 sf) affordable housing development will also provide ground-floor services for families, veterans, neighbors, and the community.
The building enables sustainable lifestyles for its residents, prioritizing access to views and daylight, along with connections to nearby public transportation. The project frames an internal garden courtyard that balances a range of areas for retrospection, interaction, and play.
With a GreenPoints Rated Platinum certification, the project includes photovoltaic and solar hot water panels to reduce operating costs and provide sustainable energy. The photovoltaic renewable energy system is on display to the public and an integral feature in the overall building’s civic design. The design’s material and assembly selections incorporate biophilic design principles and material selections are intended to reduce long-term operating and maintenance costs.
This collaboration—Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, Saida + Sullivan Design Partners, Swords to Plowshares, and Chinatown Community Development Center—supports a community in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.