Sunday, February 27 2011

Witkin Center Wins LABC Award


The Janet L. Witkin Center for senior citizens has been named the winner of the multi-family affordable category of the Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards.

Designed by Killefer Flammang Architects (KFA), the infill low-income, five-story project, 937 Fairfax Ave., was singled out for its sustainability and adroit creation of critical community spaces on a small site– including a large community garden on the fourth floor.

Sustainable elements include solar hot water heaters, high efficiency HVAC systems, recycled building materials and permeable paving and native plantings to reduce water runoff.

The front of the 17-unit building is clad in composite wood that wraps around the building horizontally, and units are oriented to the south to receive natural light, related KFA project manager Lise Bornstein.

Janet L. Witkin Center Project Page