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3032 Magnolia Street, Oakland, CA 94608

Tel: 510-841-7056   email: info@aparch.com

© 2019 Anne Phillips Architecture

Margaret Breland Homes

Address

2577 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

Size
28-Units
4-story over garage
27,328 SF New Construction

Project

Affordable housing for Senior Citizens, co-developed by a local African-American church.

Client

Resources for Community Development

Contractor

Oliver & Company

Completed

2006

Awards

  • 2007 Grand Award for the Best Affordable Project, Gold Nugget Awards Competition

  • 2007 AIA San Francisco Excellence in Architecture, 2007 Design Merit Award

Design Approach

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.