This project, developed by Century Housing, was the interior and exterior renovations of an existing, 103-unit affordable housing complex that featured 5 buildings atop a double-podium of parking.
Project Name: Casa Rita Apartments
Studio Name: Relativity Architects (RA)
Project Size: 95593 ft2
Site Size: 48883 ft2
Completion Date: 2018
Building Levels: 5
Location: Huntington Park, CA, United States
Photography: Panic Studios
The renovations included upgrading and adding accessible units, sustainable energy upgrades, and a re-configured community room and management offices to better, and more comfortably, meet the needs of the residents.
Before rehabilitation, Casa Rita was an unimpressive building reflecting minimal intentionality in creating a comfortable and suitable home for its residents. The rehabilitation created a more modern and attractive design, improved the lobby and service offices, and added a newly-designed gym just off the lobby for residents to use.
Also, residents now encounter an abundance of plants and variety of landscaping features that promote relaxation and mindfulness. The development includes lushly landscaped outdoor common areas that create a feeling of security and refuge. Casa Rita is located in the City of Huntington Park with exceptional accessibility to transit, schools, shops and eateries.