The Platforms

Project name: The Platforms – Affordable housing

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Site Area: 6,334 ft²; Residential: 13,273 ft²; Commercial: 500 ft²;

Unit Count: 15 Studios; 12 1B1B


The Platforms is a Mixed-Use Project located in Los Angeles, California. The project site is at the heart of South LA. The Mixed-Use project consists a retail and parking podium, four-story residential units above. The project has taken advantage of the TOC ordinance and provide 27 units 100% affordable apartment units.

A series of platforms consists of communal open spaces and circulation at the front façade of the building is proposed, to relieve the intensity from the typical double loaded apartment layout. The main circulation corridor not only connects all the units and egress stairs, also expanded to open up to the Manchester Ave as the highlight of the project. The corner retail store addresses the tight sidewalk with an angled entrance that aligned with the angled façade. The terrace design provides pleasant open spaces to the residences, as well as setting back to from a busy intersection.