Roosevelt Gardens, Austin, Texas

Roosevelt Gardens creates 40 units of Permanent Supportive Housing for HIV-positive individuals and families below 30% MFI experiencing chronic homelessness. The project redeveloped an end-of-life existing building to double the number of units on the site and quintupled the support and amenity space (while reducing impervious cover). The residents at Roosevelt Gardens have all experienced multiple forms of trauma from periods of homelessness and chronic medical hardships; in response, the design solutions prioritized evidence-based principles shown to foster healing. The design balances dignified archetypal domestic forms and materials against scale and composition reflecting the empowerment and stability of institutions. To meet the team's sustainability goals, the project achieved a 5-star rating from Austin Energy Green Building to reduce operating costs through energy efficiency, water conservation, and resilient materials. This deeply affordable, dignified housing directly promotes equity in the built environment designed to serve some of the most vulnerable and marginalized.
  • ACG Austin Chapter - Outstanding Construction 2022
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