David Baker Architects

Rocky Hill Veterans Housing


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Full view of Rocky Hill Housing from street. Image: Eric Rorer

Rocky Hill Veterans Housing is one of the only affordable developments dedicated to Veterans in Solano County, providing much-needed housing for chronically homeless and low-income veterans and their families.

David Baker Architects developed the design concept for Rocky Hill Veterans Housing. G7A was Executive Architect and took the project through to completion.

An open courtyard with children's play space connects the community service building to the residential blocks. Image: Eric Rorer

The community offers 39 new homes in a pair of three-story buildings linked by outdoor circulation.The innovative project’s structure incorporates modified steel shipping containers, combining modular and conventional construction.

The housing and landscape are highly integrated, centered on a richly programmed central plaza—or zócalo—that fosters resident interaction and connection A community building topped with a living roof offers on-site management and services, indoor common space, and a computer lab. The LEED Gold development includes solar PVs, 1-to-1 bicycle parking, a focus on natural light and cross ventilation, and biofiltration planters with native plantings. 

View of Rocky Hill Housing from street. Image: Eric Rorer

 

Manwell Gadi, veteran, firefighter, and owner of Laced Up Metal, installs his metal art feature "Coming Home" at Rocky Hill Veterans Housing in Vacaville, California. "Coming Home" is a tribute to the transformation and sacrifice of veterans and their families. To read more about the art piece, visit Laced Up Metal

Full view of Rocky Hill Housing from street. Image: Eric Rorer

View of Rocky Hill Housing from street. Image: Eric Rorer

Pedestrian walkway between sites. Image: Eric Rorer

Play space in courtyard. Image: Eric Rorer

Rooftop of community building. Image: Eric Rorer

Rooftop of community building. Image: Eric Rorer

View down from exterior circulation. Image: Eric Rorer

Perforated metal screens shade windows. Image: Eric Rorer

Corner detail of modular construction building. Image: Eric Rorer

An open courtyard with children's play space connects the community services building from the residential blocks. Image: Eric Rorer

An open courtyard with children's play space connects the community service building to the residential blocks. Image: Eric Rorer

Interior of veteran housing unit. Image: Eric Rorer

Interior of veteran housing unit. Image: Eric Rorer

Interior of veteran housing unit. Image: Eric Rorer

Interior of veteran housing unit. Image: Eric Rorer

Interior of veteran housing unit. Image: Eric Rorer

Interior of veteran housing unit. Image: Eric Rorer

Corner detail at ground level. Image: Eric Rorer

Window and siding detail. Image: Eric Rorer

Window detail. Image: Eric Rorer

Window and siding detail. Image: Eric Rorer

Siding detail at the corner of Building C. Image: Eric Rorer

Corner detail of Building A-B. Image: Eric Rorer

Exterior circulation to units. Image: Eric Rorer

A V-shaped column supports the exterior stair and circulation. Image: Eric Rorer

Veterans mural on the side of the community service building. Image: Eric Rorer

View of modular units from the parking lot. Image: Eric Rorer

Rocky Hill elevation from street. Image: Eric Rorer

Full view of Rocky Hill Veterans Housing. Image: Eric Rorer

project details

Category

Affordable Housing, All Projects, Modular

​Location

Vacaville, California

Developer

Trower Housing Partners, LP

Executive Architect

G7A Architecture | Urban

Design Architect

David Baker Architects

Modular Manufacturor

GrowthPoint Structures

General Contractor

Precision General Commercial Contractors

Landscape Architect

KLA Inc.

Structural Engineer

Murphy Burr Curry

Civil Engineer

CAB Consulting Engineers

Artisan Metal Fabricator

Laced Up Metal

LEED Consultant

Partner Energy

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project data
582 Rocky Hill Road 21415
Vacaville, California
Completed April 2019
number of units
1 bedroom 12
3 bedroom 15
4 bedroom 12
total 39
density ratios
project sf 53,551
acres 1.42
total bedrooms 105
bedrooms/acre 75
units/acre 25.7
parking
auto 59
bicycle parking 39
construction type
3 stories modular, Type V-A
certifications
LEED Gold