The Lighthouse – Long Beach Transitional Housing Facility Wins Architecture Award

Long Beach Business Journal

June 5, 2019

The Lighthouse, a transitional housing project for women and children developed by the Long Beach Rescue Mission in conjunction with HomeAid Los Angeles, has been awarded the 2019 Gold Nugget Merit Award for Best Supportive/Transitional Housing. The architecture firm KTGY Architecture + Planning received the award for the building’s proposed design. Once completed, the facility will sit adjacent to an existing women’s shelter on Pacific Avenue. A press release emphasized the project’s unique facade design. “Slits between the vertical, composite planks allow light to shine through as a beacon to the neighborhood,” the release stated. “The bend represents beauty within brokenness while forming a gateway for the women as they begin their journey to a new future.” The facility will feature sleeping rooms, offices, a common living room, two adjoining playrooms, and a large multi-purpose room. It’s designed to serve up to 40 women and children.