OAKLAND, CA - SVA Architects and J.H. Fitzmaurice have broken ground on the design-build Serramonte Faculty & Staff Housing for Jefferson Union High School District in Daly City, CA. Jefferson UHSD is the first K-12 school district to pass a bond exclusively to build an affordable community for teachers and staff. The development unites SVA's strengths of partnering with educational institutions and designing affordable housing communities. The project is anticipated to cost $61 million, with $33 million in bond funds provided by the passage of Measure J in June 2018.
The Jefferson Union High School District Faculty & Staff Housing project consists of 122 apartment homes, with 59 one-bedroom, 55 two-bedroom, and 8 three-bedroom units. Homes will range from approximately 640 – 1,270 sq. ft., with rental rates estimated at 50% of market rate at the time of occupancy. The first units are anticipated to open in the spring of 2022.
Robert Simons, AIA, President of SVA Architects, states, "It's an honor to be a part of this pioneering project with Jefferson Union High School District and general contractor J.H. Fitzmaurice. Affordable housing for staff will help ensure they can be full-time members of the community where they teach. We're excited to see this project taking shape."
SVA Architects has a robust portfolio of both educational and affordable housing projects. SVA designed the award-winning, Grid Neutral, CHPS Verified Leader School La Escuelita Educational Center in Oakland and the affordable Celadon at 9th & Broadway high-rise in San Diego which achieved LEED Gold and was recognized with the 2016 ULI Global Award for Excellence.
Source: SVA Architects