875 Fourth Street, Suite A, San Rafael CA 94901


Emancipated Youth Housing
East Palo Alto, CA

Designed to provide permanent supportive housing for young people leaving foster care system. The buildings’ contemporary design includes overhanging shed roofs and elevated walkways braced by structural members. Corrugated metal, horizontal siding, and fiber cement panels and their bold colors create interest for residents. The site plan places parking at the frontage as a buffer from the street and creates space for a private courtyard for the units. A large common area provides a community kitchen / dining room, family room, computer lab, and laundry where tenants and guests can socialize and study. The manager’s unit is located close by across from the common area and adjacent to the entry access to the apartments to provide control and visual monitoring of the complex.