Margaret Breland Homes
2577 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
4-story over garage
27,328 SF New Construction
Affordable housing for Senior Citizens, co-developed by a local African-American church.
Resources for Community Development
Oliver & Company
2007 Grand Award for the Best Affordable Project, Gold Nugget Awards Competition
2007 AIA San Francisco Excellence in Architecture, 2007 Design Merit Award
A new construction project for the local non-profit RCD, funded by HUD and the City of Berkeley, Breland is an example of APA’s ability to bring a high-end modern aesthetic to budget constrained non-profit projects.
A narrow urban site necessitated the creative use of a tight space. The Design strategy was to provide generous south-facing windows for the majority of units, light from two sides for all units, a centralized courtyard focusing all community activities, and lively colors, materials and landscaping to create a nurturing environment.