Broadwood Terrace

Los Angeles, CA South Los Angeles

  • Client : Retirement Housing Foundation
  • Cost : $28.5M
  • Size : 87,700 SF / 89 units
  • Completion Date : 2015
  • Project Type(s) : Affordable Housing, Senior and Special Needs Housing


  • Broadwood is low-income senior housing project located at 50th and Main Streets in Central Los Angeles. Common areas including a community room, craft room and library/computer room are placed around a central courtyard, a focal point of activity which features generous landscaping, a large shade tree, and checkerboard and shuffleboard areas.
  • Located close to shopping, medical facilities and public transportation, the site was originally zoned for commercial use, but with City Council support, KFA was able to get it rezoned for residential use.
  • The massing of the building is broken up into a series of framed boxes created through overhangs and vertical fins. The frames capture a variety of materials including cement board lapped siding and exterior plaster.