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Architecture from Commission to Construction by Jennifer Hudson

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Step Up on Fifth

Pugh + Scarpa Architects (now Brooks + Scarpa Architects)

Location: Santa Monica, California, USA

Principal use: Multi-unit residential accommodation for homeless people with mental disabilities

Client: Step Up on Second

Site area: 696.7 m2 (7,500 ft2)

Interior area: 1,123.8 m2 (12,097 ft2)

Total build area: 2,935.7 m2 (31,600 ft2)

Design period: October 2004 -February 2007

Construction period: February 2007 -August 2009

Budget: $11,400,000

Step Up on Fifth, a mixed-use scheme that provides 46 affordable studio apartments for the mentally disabled homeless population of Santa Monica, pushes the envelope technologically and environmentally, and impacts on both the community and the city. As such, it is a perfect example of Pugh ...

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