Crocker Navigation Center Complex
|Scope of Work
|Los Angeles, CA
The project site is located at 5th street and Crocker which is the center of Skid Row. Skid Row is a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles and contains one of the largest stable populations of homeless people in the United States and has been known for its condensed homeless population since the 1930s.
The existing site has warehouses without windows and utility buildings that are separated from the outside world and became a backdrop for homeless people’s tents. The streets are homeless people’s own territory and the operation of inside buildings is limited. This area has become an isolated island in the city where people avoid passing by.
We see this location as an exciting opportunity to change Skid Row. Our vision is to create a place to convert the most notorious area to a place for hope, a comprehensive one-stop homeless center where homeless people can overcome their trauma and transition to our community.
Crocker Navigation Center Complex is situated on a 2.4-acre site in the center of Skid Row and consists of three components. While three buildings are separate buildings, we provided the same streetscape design to connect them. The streetscape design is extended to on-site hardscape design which makes the whole program integrated.
The main building is the Crocker Navigation Center located at the northern corner of 5th and Crocker. Existing 3 story 77,326 sq.ft. the warehouse is converted into a multi-purpose homeless facility.
Across the Crocker Navigation Center, Crocker Family Center is situated at the eastern corner of Crocker and 5th. It is a 3 story 16,500 sq.ft. homeless shelter for family groups and a conversion project of an existing utility building.
Adjacent to Crocker Family Center and Crocker Navigation Center, the Croker Garden parking structure is located. This is a new 4 story parking structure of 121,712 sq. ft. with 30,428 sq. ft. a rooftop garden with amenities for homeless people.