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Step(1) Housing

2022

Architects have experimented on disadvantaged people with good intentions but limited success. This idea is novel, but not experimental. It has been derived from listening to unhoused people themselves and the social service providers who have devoted their careers to taking on one of society’s most intractable problems: homelessness.

This is an ongoing project that has culminated in multiple built examples and proposals.


STATUS:
Ongoing research


BUILT:
Homekey Mountain View
San Mateo County Navigation Center

LOCATION:
California

AWARDS:
Community Impact Award - 2023 Silicon Valley Business Journal
Structures Awards

Award of Merit: Government/Public Building - 2023 ENRCalifornia Regional Best Projects

PRESS:
“It will be the biggest navigation center in Northern California. Can it end homelessness in this Bay Area?” Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle, December 26, 2022
“Cost of Ending California’s Homeless Crisis: $100B,”Jack Rodgers, ALM GlobeSt, December 22, 2022
“In Silicon Valley, a Successful Homeless Housing Solution“ Mike Welton, Architects and Artisans, October 14, 2022











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