David Baker Architects

420 Mendocino


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View from across Mendocino Avenue. Image: David Baker Architects

Modular diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

Factory Built Modular housing coming to downtown Santa Rosa.

 

All electric diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

 

420 Mendocino will bring 116 units of much-needed housing to Santa Rosa, a community that is still recovering from the 2017 Tubbs Fire that destroyed 5% of the city’s housing stock. The project will have a two-level concrete base with 5 levels of factory-built modular housing above with a mix of studios, 1-BRs, and 2-BRs. The factory-built housing units will enable the project to be built faster with lower cost than conventionally built housing. Factory_OS will be producing the housing units at their factory in nearby Vallejo, CA. The ground floor of the project will be enhanced by a commercial cafe, an open and welcoming lobby and ground floor lofts. The downtown site near Old Courthouse Square is well served by public transit.

Entry court from Mendocino Street. Image: David Baker Architects

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Aerial vignette illustrating the pedestrian court/passage with loft units. Image: David Baker Architects

This building is on the forefront of the movement to stop burning fossil fuels such as natural gas on site. We are proposing an innovative all-electric design that will cut the project’s carbon footprint significantly by using heat pump technology for heating domestic hot water, and cooling and heating the apartments. The project is also designed for LEED certification.

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Aerial view from southwest. Image: David Baker Architects

 

 

Upper Floor Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

The existing building on Mendocino Avenue. Image: David Baker Architects

View from across Mendocino Avenue. Image: David Baker Architects

Entry court from Mendocino Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial vignette illustrating the pedestrian court/passage with loft units. Image: David Baker Architects

View from Riley Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial view from southwest. Image: David Baker Architects

View of lobby. Image: Plural

Aerial view of exterior terrace. Image: Plural

Level 3 exterior space. Image: Plural

View of roof deck. Image: Plural

Upper Floor Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Ground Level Plan: Image: David Baker Architects

Illustrative landscape plan. Image: Plural

Materiality diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

Modular diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

Solar exposure diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

All electric diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

Active ground plane diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

Landscape diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

project details

Category

All Projects, Apartments, Market-Rate, Modular, On the Boards

​Location

Santa Rosa, CA

Client

420 M LLC

Architect

David Baker Architects

Landscape Architect

PLURAL

Permalink

www.dbarchitect.com/420Mendocino

project data
420 Mendocino Street 21807
Santa Rosa, California
number of units
studio 70
1 bedroom 26
2 bedroom 20
total 116
density ratios
project sf 103,283
site sf 21,146
acres 0.48
total bedrooms 136
bedrooms/acre 283
units/acre 242
construction type
7 stories Type III over Type I
certifications
LEED Certified Registered