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Oakland: David Baker + Partners Win AIA Award

Tassafaronga Village in Oakland Photo Credit: Brian Rose via AIA

Kudos to San Francisco's David Baker + Partners Architects for winning a 2011 AIA Housing Award in the multi-family category for his 2010 Tassafaronga Village project. The Oakland Housing Authority was the client along with Habitat For Humanity. From the award notes:

The village is anchored by an apartment building with a living roof over the development’s community room and services. The site’s abandoned factory was renovated into supportive apartments and a medical clinic. Throughout the site, groupings of family townhouses keep eyes on the streets and add to the village feel.Not content with that, it has a living roof and is LEED-certified. David Baker has an astounding record of skillfully combing adaptive re-use (here, what was once pasta factory) with new and revived public housing- places that people are happy to live in and where they're supported by the built environment. Check out the gallery above; more images of the project at the firm's site.

2011 AIA Awards

[American Institute of Architects]
· Tassafaronga Village [David Baker + Partners]