901 Fairfax Avenue

2019 Commitment to Community Spaces Special Commendation

Part of the second phase of a comprehensive master plan to replace extremely degraded and crime-ridden public housing, this 72-unit mixed-use building was designated as the community hub and serves as the social heart of this new mixed-income neighborhood.

The jury liked the way that the simple interior space sets up a dialogue with the exterior. The lovely public amenity spaces are pushed outside toward the garden, creating a public realm within the walls of the project that feels open, welcoming, and comfortable.

Paulett Taggart Architects + David Baker Architects

Devine & Gong
+ John Stewart Company
+ Ridgepoint Non-Profit Development

General Contractor
Cahill Contractors
+ Nibbi Brothers General Contractors

Civil Engineer
Carlile Macy

Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture

Structural Engineer
KPFF Consulting Engineers

MEP Engineer
Emerald City Engineers

Vibro-Acoustic Consultants

HLB Lighting

Steelhead Engineers

Bruce Damonte