As Design Architect on Phase I of the new Lathrop Homes redevelopment, JGMA has developed visions for both large scale master planning frameworks and micro-focused interior unit layouts. While maintaining public housing units, this redevelopment aims to be a catalyst for change and growth, overcoming years of negative stigma as a neglected and run-down public housing project.
Our design approach is rooted in intensive research and careful analysis of many aspects of a project such as site conditions, historical data, community/neighborhood relationships, current/future housing trends and the Client’s budget, among others.
Additionally, JGMA has served as an advocate of the project in helping the client in presentations to the community, the authorities and other stakeholders to promote and embrace the project’s common vision. In implementing this vision, JGMA has closely collaborated with and supported a large design team of housing experts, landscape architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, MEPFP engineers etc.
The project is seeking both LEED Neighborhood Development certification and Enterprise Green Communuities certifications. When completed the site will contain a mix of retail, community program, public park space, and 1,208 residential dwelling units.