Home Work                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Location: Oakland, California
Client: Home Matters                                                                                                                                                                                   

Year:  2015
Status: 1st Prize, International Competition
Program:  Mixed-Use; Commercial, Residential
Area:50,000 s.f.
Design Team:   Geoff DeOld, Emily Andersen
Awards: Redefining Home 2015, 1st Place Winner


The Home-Work housing model is targeted toward neighborhoods with a large concentration of entrepreneurially-minded residents and small business owners who could benefit from a work/live arrangement within their residential community. The building podium contains a variety of commercial spaces, work shops, and parking spaces, while the upper levels include a variety of affordable housing units, connected by shared outdoor spaces intended to foster a strong sense of ownership and community cohesion among the residents within the development. DAA’s proposal was the winning entry in Home Matter’s inaugural Home Matters Re-Defining Home Design Challenge.