Los Angeles Downtown / Pico Union

  • Client : AMCAL Multi-Housing, Inc.
  • Cost : $11M
  • Size : 53,396 SF / 56 Units
  • Completion Date : 2011
  • Project Type(s) : Affordable Housing, Senior and Special Needs Housing


  • Mosaic Apartments is a 56-unit affordable housing development in the historic Pico Union neighborhood of Los Angeles.
  • The genesis of the design came from the community itself: through a series of meetings, future residents expressed the desire to have seniors and families live together in one project, but also wanted a degree of separation. This led to a long two-building scheme – seniors on one side, families on the other – with a landscaped paseo running between them from the front to the back of the building, connecting between two streets.
  • The paseo is the central circulation court and gathering space for the project – a place for seniors to walk, children to play, and for everyone to interact.
NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE : Alvarado Historic District

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