lehrer architects converts empty lot into tiny prefab village for the homeless in los angeles

Feb 12, 2021

a streamlined and efficient arrangement of prefabricated modular units creates collective dining and gathering spaces, a pet play area, showers, restrooms, laundry, pest control, secure storage, and assistance with accessing city services. according to the architects, this is a beta project for los angeles, meaning it is new to the city and its unique requirements. it has already taught many lessons to expedite and reduce the costs of subsequent projects, as it embodies the city’s commitment to restoring houseless people’s lives by providing them with housing, as quickly and meaningfully as possible.

project info:

name: chandler boulevard bridge home village

architect: lehrer architects (LA)

location: 11478 chandler boulevard, los angeles, CA, US

builder: ford construction

MEP engineer: S&K engineers

civil engineer: barbara hall & associates, PE