Page & Turnbull's new projects demonstrate how to balance historic character with adaptive reuse, community involvement, and complex design solutions to create new homes for a range of people and families while strengthening our cities.
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) October 15, 2020
To meet today’s urban housing challenges, the architects and planners at Page & Turnbull have emerged as a source of creative, diverse solutions for California and beyond.
Among the new multifamily commissions announced by the firm are student housing renovations to improve gender equity at The Webb Schools in Claremont, Calif., new low-income apartments at Sacramento’s Capitol Park Hotel, and market-rate, privately developed student housing at The Tioga, a historic landmark in the university town of Merced, Calif.
In downtown San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill district, Page & Turnbull has been named lead architect for the prominent mixed-use residential project at 955 Post Street, an eight-story new building with 69 new housing units including 17 on-site affordable apartments and ground-level retail spaces. Designing for the client Unisource Development, Page & Turnbull’s vision for The 955, as it is known, will “break down barriers to promote community among residents as well as the neighborhood,” says architect Lada Kocherovsky, AIA, the firm’s principal and incoming president of the influential group CREW San Francisco.
In Los Angeles, the firm is serving as historic architect for a creative adaptive-reuse project that is turning a fire-damaged historic mortuary into a new affordable senior housing complex. According to historic architect John D. Lesak, AIA, FAPT, principal of Page & Turnbull, the redevelopment known as the Washington View Apartments (formerly the Pierce Brothers Mortuary) will bring 92 new residential units both through ground-up construction and the reuse of existing buildings, including 95-year-old Spanish Colonial Revival-style chapels.
With these and other innovative multifamily housing projects on the boards totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in construction costs, Page & Turnbull has emerged as not only a regional but also a national leader in housing for post-pandemic America. Among the firm’s top achievements has been creating new affordable homes in unlikely and often historically significant places, building on its premier reputation as a preservation architecture leader.
“Our new projects help demonstrate how to balance historic character with adaptive reuse, community involvement, and complex design solutions to create new homes for a range of people and families while also strengthening our cities and their historic context,” adds Kocherovsky, who has worked on such major projects as the $110 million Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Founded in 1973, Page & Turnbull has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. To speak with the expert sources or to request more information or imagery of these housing projects, please contact C.C. Sullivan.