Weingart Center Tower

Project Location
Los Angeles, CA

Owner 
Weingart Center Association

Architect 
Axis/GFA Architecture + Design

Market
Affordable Housing, Multifamily Residential

Services
General Contracting, Preconstruction, Self-Perform

Region
Southern California

Swinerton Office Location
Los Angeles, California

Keywords
Affordable Housing, Preconstruction, High-density affordable housing

The mission-driven development spans 228,000 square feet, making it the largest permanent supportive housing project in the city’s history and one of the largest on the West Coast. It will provide 228 studio apartments, 47 one-bedroom apartments, and three one-bedroom apartments for full-time onsite managers. Beyond housing, the Weingart Tower will offer comprehensive services to help unsheltered individuals recover, such as job training, counseling, and dedicated spaces for classrooms and administrative offices. Residential amenities include a dining facility, commercial kitchen, community center, music room, art room, computer room, and outdoor decks. The building will also feature one level of below-grade parking with 15 stalls.
The building’s design emphasizes sustainability and eco-friendliness by prioritizing energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, water conservation, and resource conservation. The tower aims to meet Green Point Gold standards, demonstrating a commitment to creating a healthy living environment and fostering community among residents.

As a project entirely funded by public sources, the development adheres to numerous federal and local labor compliance requirements, including the provision that over 30% of the workforce resides near the project site. The team continues to actively collaborate with trade partners and local unions to foster growth and work opportunities for the local community.

“Building in the heart of Skid Row presents unique challenges, but this team is constantly reminded that the vision behind this project serves as a positive response to the homelessness crisis. We hope this project and future endeavors will positively change the entire community,” says Senior Project Manager Daniel Kim.