At Khalifeh and Associates, it’s important for us to take part in a wide array of projects, especially ones to benefit our community. One project that we are currently working on is addressing the lack of living establishments for the homeless in Los Angeles. We have teamed up with The Skid Row Housing Trust and Koning Eizenberg Architects to make a solution.  

The Skid Row Housing Trust is a non-profit organization that provides permanent supportive housing for those who have experienced homelessness, prolonged poverty, and other extreme living conditions. They aim to assist these individuals in leading more stable and safe lives. By partnering with the Skid Row Housing Trust, we embodied their mission and values in the development. 

Located at the northeast corner of 7th and Wall Street in downtown Los Angeles, the development is in the heart of Skid Row. The apartment building will serve to cater to the homeless, those with low income, and those with special needs. A team of architects from Koning Eizenberg have dedicated their efforts to the $50 million project. The huge 6-story building is a total of 84,890 sq. ft and holds 99 units. The rent of the units will range between $473 – $788 a month reserved for those earning between 30-50% of the LA median income. In order to improve the living environment, our team renovated and redesigned some of the basic systems of the apartment building. 

Our scope of work included redesigning and performing appropriate calculations in order to ensure all the systems work properly. Some of the tasks included redesigning the plumbing plans to change domestic hot/cold water piping systems, designing fuel vent piping from the generator on the roof, performing pressure drop calculation, and coordinating with General Manufacturer and Architect. The new features of the building will also contribute to improving the quality of life with amenities such as a community room, garden, multiple patios, and on site supportive services. The entire project is expected to be completed in July 2020. 

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