Homeless Initiative - Part of the Solution: Yes to ADU
Art Program’s work in partnership with the Homeless Initiative, Department of Regional Planning and the Community Development Commission on the Second Dwelling Unit Pilot Program. The role of Civic Art has been to catalyze the community of architects, designers, planners and creative strategists to re-imagine the potential of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) as a housing typology that works in conjunction with other strategies to help alleviate LA County’s housing pressure.
"The first place entry for the competition came from Lilliana Castro, Allen Guillen, and Cheuk Nam Yu—two SCI-Arc grads and a CalPoly Pomona alum that now work for architecture and design firms across the city. Their winning concept called for turning single-family zones into borderless communities by eliminating fences and/or walls in order to create more open neighborhoods so that new units can integrate into the existing city grid. The ADUs themselves would be pre-fabricated to save on costs and designed using a modular system, with elements such as green wall panels, solars roofs, and interchangeable art walls. "