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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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