Weingart Tower Brings Supportive Housing to Skid Row
The Weingart 11010 Santa Monica Boulevard project is Swinerton’s first modular construction project and the first permanent supportive housing located in West Los Angeles. Designed by Perkins + Will, this contemporary-style apartment building features a radius façade; prefabricated modular apartment units, corridors, and shafts for the stairs and elevator; a rooftop deck; community room and fitness center; and other amenities.
On July 6, 2021, the Swinerton team broke ground with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in attendance. Just under a year later, on June 23, the project began setting the modular units at the construction site. These units were prefabricated at an offsite facility 80 miles from the project site in Perris, CA. Within 10 days, all 51 units of the five-story apartment building were set by crane, and the building elevation grew from Level 1 to Level 5. The current remaining scope includes the structural connections of the modular units, roof installation, miscellaneous onsite interior finishes, exterior skin, and the elevator.
The studio units vary from 300 to 400 square feet, apart from a single additional two-bedroom unit designated for onsite management. Each apartment comes fully finished from floor to ceiling and includes residential appliances to supplement housing for the growing number of seniors and veterans experiencing homelessness. In addition, residents will be able to receive wraparound services such as case management, medical, and psychiatric treatment. Funding is provided by state and local authorities and Measure HHH.
The team is excited to complete Swinerton’s first modular construction project and provide the needed lessons learned to inspire future project teams. Another affordable housing development with the same client, the Weingart Foundation, is underway in Skid Row some 15 miles east.
Swinerton is also providing preconstruction services for the Weingart Center’s new two-tower, transitional and supportive housing facility in Downtown L.A.’s Skid Row area. Soon to be the largest of its kind on the West Coast, the 18- and 12-story towers will offer 382 affordable housing units. It will also provide residents with an array of social and counseling services similar to 11010 SMB. Swinerton received the Champions of Change Award for our continuous work with the Weingart Center. The Weingart Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides homeless individuals with the basic tools necessary to stabilize their lives, secure income, and find permanent housing.