A partnership between two affordable housing developers—MidPen Housing and Charities Housing—was established to transform the site of a former armory into permanent, supportive housing for formerly homeless and low-income families in the heart of Sunnyvale.
The project is located near the junction of two major thoroughfares (N. Wolfe Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard) and is adjacent to a large public park.
DBA collaborated with MidPen Housing to design 58 new affordable homes for low-income families and formerly homeless veterans and other individuals. The project has a welcoming entrance and active ground floor featuring an expansive community room and extensive services. The homes are organized along open corridors around shared courtyards. The after-school center opens onto a podium patio with playful sculptures and community garden beds.
We worked closely with Charities Housing and Studio E, the team producing the adjacent studio housing, to maximize the benefits of the site for both developments and the surrounding neighborhood.