Tierra Springs, Santa Rosa, CA: Affordable Apartments

Orienting the affordable housing structures to create a definitive street edge, Kuchman Architects has developed a design based on the local building vernacular to gently transition from neighboring properties. The urban farmhouse character is defined by bold forms, rich color tones and authenticity in the use of materials. Strong pedestrian linkages provide connectivity with neighborhood shopping, local services, an elementary school and public transit. Construction was completed in 2015.

Maydestone, Sacramento, CA: Major Renovation of Historic 1912 Building

Kuchman Architects worked together with D&S Development, the City of Sacramento Historic Preservation Department, Historic Environment Consultants, the State of California Office of Historic Preservation and many others in the renovation of the Maydestone Apartments originally constructed in 1912. On October 5, 2012 the Director of the National Park Service announced that the Maydestone Apartments have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The four levels of apartments have been renovated to include units that are now accessible to the disabled and the basement located half-a-level below grade has been converted into a community center for the residents. The restored structure, which is sited across J Street from the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, will further support the revitalization of the active 15th–16th street corridor. Construction was completed in 2011.

Terracina, Santa Rosa, CA: Affordable Garden Style Rental Apartments

The design of Terracina at Santa Rosa has been informed by the classic Victorian era residence being restored and converted into a community gathering place at the entrance to the site. Kuchman Architects teamed with Deering Landscape Architects and USA Properties Fund to create eleven affordable communities throughout Northern California. Construction was completed in 2008.

Forestwood, Folsom, CA: Affordable Apartments

Sacramento Business Journal 2011 – 2012
Residential/Affordable Project of the Year.

“I appreciate that Forestwood’s architecture blends in with the rest of the suburban community said Real Estate Projects judge Amy Lerseth. “Not standing out as affordable housing lends a sense of pride to the families that live there.” There is almost a stigma with affordable housing,” said Real Estate Projects judge Tom Bacci. But at Forestwod at Folsom “This seems more of a ‘pride of rentership’ type thing. It looks like something where you say, ‘Why don’t you come over to my house.’ ”

Promenade at Arbor Creek, Sacramento, CA: Commercial and Affordable Family and Seniors Apartments

Kuchman Architects worked together with multiple clients in designing this very pedestrian-friendly project. Rather than using a standard shopping center parking lot design, a traditional street has been developed at the center of the site. A strong edge has been created along this street using building forms, separated sidewalks, traditional street lamps, street trees and parallel parking. A separate strong pedestrian link connects the bus stop on Elk Grove Florin Road with both the commercial and residential portions of the project. The project is a good example of suburban horizontal mixed use. The family apartments were completed in 2013. The seniors apartments were completed in 2015. The retail parcels were built out incrementally.