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Affordable Housing Project by Tighe in Interior Design, Architect's Newspaper

The recently completed Sierra Bonita affordable housing complex in West Hollywood by faculty member Patrick Tighe of Tighe Architecture is featured in the December issue of Interior Design and the current issue of The Architect's Newspaper.

Located on Santa Monica Blvd., the 50,000 sq. ft. mixed-use building features a courtyard garden, integrated photovoltaic panels that serve as canopies for the roof top terraces and a custom laser-cut, aluminum screen façade. The complex serves people living with disabilities, and its ground floor houses nonprofit organizations including the Aids Project Los Angeles.

Tighe's project received an LA Architectural Award from the Los Angeles Business Council, a Westside Prize from the Westside Urban Forum, and an Affordable Housing Award from the Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing.

A review of the building by architectural writer Sam Lubell is published in the current issue of The Architects Newspaper. Read more >>

The project won a 2010 Best of Year award from Interior Design magazine, announced in the December 2010 issue. Previously, the magazine published a complete feature about the project. Read the feature >>

Tighe is currently preparing an exhibition which debuts February 4 in the SCI-Arc Gallery. His Out of Memory… installation is accompanied by a site-specific composition by renowned composer and vocalist Ken Ueno.
More about Tighe's SCI-Arc Gallery exhibition >>