Vanowen Apartments
North Hollywood, CA
The First HHH Funded Homeless Housing Project in Los Angeles to Begin Construction
Project Details


North Hollywood, CA

Practice Theme

Housing For All, Equitable Practice

What We Did

Architecture, Modular, Affordable Housing


22,011 sq. ft.
This three-story low-rise supportive housing development will offer critical supportive housing in North Hollywood for homeless individuals and transition-aged youth.

The project utilizes modular construction and a simpler capital stack to bring supportive housing to North Hollywood faster and cheaper. This innovative project will bring 48 units of supportive housing online before the end of 2023. The project reflects the belief that life can have more meaning when we are surrounded by people who love and support us. The building’s form echoes this theme by encircling a community south facing courtyard for gatherings.

Transitioning to the residential neighborhood along Lemp Avenue, the building visually steps down and conceals the vehicular entry. The open stairs are brightly colored to encourage active pedestrian circulation as well as visual and physical connection to the outdoors.

This centralized communal space ties the project to various amenities located along Vanowen Street which are additionally enhanced by landscaping along the periphery for privacy.

Vanowen is the first Proposition HHH Challenge project to close financing and begin construction.

Construction begins on 49-unit housing project for homeless in North Hollywood

A 49-Apartment Housing Project Breaks Ground in N. Hollywood

Shipping Containers, Steel,Wood: A California Firm Goes ‘All In’ on Modular

Harvard Heights, Van Buys supportive housing projects scheduled for early 2022 start dates

Time Cost Savings Increase Modular Construction Interest

Construction Begins on 49-Unit Supportive Housing Project in North Hollywood

Construction begins on 49-Unit Supportive Housing Project in North Hollywood

Ground Broken on North Hollywood Affordable Housing Project

Three Supportive Housing Projects to be Developed in Los Angeles

Measure HHH-funded project rising in North Hollywood

Studio One Eleven Focuses on Modular Construction to Deliver Affordable Housing

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