Summit View Supportive Veterans' Housing

50 units of permanent housing and supportive services for formerly unhoused veterans

Summit View Apartments offers a unique intersection of several community partners coming together to develop a challenging site and provide a contextual asset to the rural neighborhood and a restorative environment for formerly homeless veterans. The project serves chronically homeless veterans by providing 49 units of permanent supportive housing alongside supportive services that interconnect through an undulating landscape and bridges.

The housing embeds itself into a long-vacant hillside parcel perched over the outstretched Hansen Dam recreational facility. Through the result of an extensive community outreach process the design celebrates the local character of Sylmar’s equestrian ranch aesthetic. The four buildings asymmetrically frame a centralized connective space, which affords every unit full advantage of the beautiful surrounding vistas, daylight and natural ventilation. Locally inspired materials of stucco, wood, concrete, metal and glass are composed in a manner to bring scale and definition to the project.Elements of biophilic and trauma-informed design are weaved seamlessly into a housing typology that will bring decades of homeless veterans off the streets and into an opportunity to thrive and grow within a high-quality community with encompassing support programs to ensure long-term resident success.

Sylmar, CA
Many Mansions / LA Family Housing
  • Design Award, Westside Urban Forum, 2023
  • Design Award, LA Business Council Architectural Awards, 2023
  • Honor Award - AIALA Residential Awards, 2023
  • Best Affordable Housing Project - San Fernando Valley Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards 2023
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