New Genesis

Los Angeles, CA Downtown Los Angeles

  • Client : Skid Row Housing Trust
  • Cost : $24.5M
  • Size : 56,000 SF / 106 units
  • Completion Date : 2012
  • Project Type(s) : Senior and Special Needs Housing, Affordable Housing


  • Located near the intersection of 5th and Main Streets, the New Genesis Apartments provides housing for low- and very low-income individuals who are often homeless in downtown Los Angeles. The six-story building is organized around a large courtyard, visible from the street, which helps to provide passive ventilation for the units.
  • A generous area in the center of the subterranean parking is open to the earth, allowing for large trees to be planted in the courtyard, and the Main Street frontage is enlivened by expansive glass at the retail tenant spaces.
  • The New Genesis is a LEED Platinum certified project.