Midway Affordable Housing

We design for the good of an entire city – and the people who live there.

LOCATION
Daly City, CA

PROGRAM
Multi Family

STATUS
Unbuilt

COLLABORATORS
BCA Architects

A developer consultant was helping Daly City School District fund a brand-new school. And this project was their meal ticket. We design for the good of an entire city – and the people who live there. But in the Bay Area, owning a home is becoming more of an out-of-reach luxury by the day. So our priority here was to create affordable housing that was still a joy to live in – which meant some creative problem solving and savvy material choices.

We designed simple box-shaped apartments, arranged in a variety of combinations, with cut-outs for doors and balconies.  Contemporary materials – including cement board and western red cedar accents – were included to add some life and warmth. Through this design process, we proved that affordable housing was still possible in the Bay Area – without sacrificing joy and vibrancy.