323 Jewell Street, San Rafael CA 94901

Silvester Rutledge Manor
Oakland, CA

A 65-unit rental project with a density of 125 units per acre, was designed to provide affordable housing for seniors located on an infill site on San Pablo Avenue. Varied roof design elements give the four-story wood framed building a rich street elevation. The design included a post tensioned first floor to provide for a structured parking garage. The building's urban context sets the formal front facade along the street with offices and parking garage to buffer street level activity from the units. A secure, private south facing courtyard on the rear side of the building creates a "secret garden" area for the residents to enjoy outdoor activities and a community garden. Inside, the design incorporates a number of community spaces including a community room, family room, TV lounge, computer room, library and laundry.