Los Angeles, CA
Affordable Apartments | Modular
As part of the city of Los Angeles’ A Bridge Home program, Lafayette Triangle was commissioned by the city’s Bureau of Engineering to quickly build much-needed temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness. Bridge housing facilities are primarily on land already owned by the city, and temporary – designed to last three years. The site is on public property, sited on the location of formerly little-used tennis courts. Lafayette Triangle is a small park located at the intersection of South Lafayette Place and Wilshire Boulevard, with Hoover creating the third side of the triangle. This prominent site is on the edge of Koreatown and surrounded by new development at several scales. This homeless shelter consists of a series of steel modular units, which can be relocated in the future as needed. Three large dormitory buildings offer sleeping and bathroom facilities, while other modules consist of supportive services. All of the buildings are arranged within a secure outdoor space to create an engaging and safe outdoor space for residents.