Monday, December 30, 2013

The Savoy | Anne Phillips Architecture | Oakland, California

A pair of 1912 hotels in downtown Oakland were transformed into transitional housing for recently homeless and very low income residents by Satellite Affordable Housing Associates and the city of Oakland. After merging the two century-old hotels into one complex, the former SRO rooms were converted into 101 studio apartments that preserve the architectural history of the buildings but offer contemporary conveniences. On the ground level are commercial businesses, a computer lab, and community rooms for public meetings, and the building is transit-accessible with a BART station only a block away.

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