Esperanza Court


Portland, Oregon

Esperanza Court is a new 70-unit, 4-story, affordable housing building. 5% of the dwelling units are fully accessible per UFAS standard and 2% are fully accessible to person with sensory impairments. All units are adaptable per UFAS. All public areas are accessible per UFAS and ADA standards. Supporting common spaces include a private courtyard, a management office, laundry room, secure indoor bike storage, and a community space. The site improvements included a DEQ Brownfield Redevelopment, on-site methane gas mitigation measures, and on-site storm-water infiltration.

33rd Rowhouses


Portland, Oregon

The steep grade of the site, as well as city zoning requirements, limited the possibilities for configuration of this 6-unit project. LCA's economical solution of stepping the row houses down the hill provides for parking and private porches at each unit. The project was awarded a City of Portland Green Investment Fund Grant, for sustainability. These row houses will be owner-occupied, and will help fill a need for affordable housing in Portland.

Haven House


Portland, Oregon

LCA was hired to work with Catholic Charities and Home-Aid, the Home Builders' Association's charity arm, to develop a three-unit housing project for homeless teenage mothers. Over 75% of the cost of construction is expected to be provided free of charge. The site itself was a gift from the City of Portland to Catholic Charities. The property had never been developed due to its substandard size. After providing for building setbacks, dedications, on-site water managements and required outdoor areas, the actual buildable area was very small. LCA worked around this by designing a compact, extremely space efficient set of townhouses to maximize the tight space.

Renaissance Court


Portland, Oregon

This new affordable housing complex is located in the Villebois area of Wilsonville in Clackamas County. Built with HUD funding and complying with HUD design, bidding, estimation, and construction administration requirements, the 21 unit building includes a private courtyard, management office, laundry room, secure indoor bike storage, and three multi-purpose community spaces. LCA’s design complies with UFAS accessibility standards in the units and to ADA standards within the common areas. The project was designed to Earth Advantage sustainability standards for on site storm water retention, low VOC paint, and house tightening measures to limit heat loss.

Kateri Park


Portland, Oregon

Kateri Park is a fully-realized, built component of the Catholic Charities Master Plan. LCA provided design and construction administration services as a community of town homes, flats and a four-story building. The town homes have strong connections to the surrounding streets and preserve the open space within. Long, thin buildings allow cross ventilation and maximize daylight to the units. The units step down in scale on the south side of the site to allow solar access to the community green. The project met ADA, UFAS, Adaptable requirements, and Visitable Guidelines. Stakeholders and design guidelines included HUD/HOME, OHCS, NEF and PDC.