Client: Daylight Community Development
Part of a $23.8 million grant under Prop HHH’s Housing Innovation Challenge and located between Koreatown and Pico Union neighborhoods, 1043 Harvard is one of three scattered sites to bring affordable housing to underserved areas in Los Angeles. The ground floor amenity spaces front Harvard Boulevard and open back towards an internal courtyard. The building scale is reduced by stepping the height down next to an adjacent single story structure and by using horizontal lap siding, a material prevalent in this neighborhood. Stairs remain open and are filled with natural light and a bright accent color to encourage their use. Units are arranged to create a lush rear yard and courtyard with a diverse mixture of gathering areas, walking paths, and activities, along with a shared community garden.
Construction begins August 2022