Atmosphere Affordable Housing, San Diego, CA
SCOPE OF WORK
The new affordable housing development, Atmosphere, takes residency in downtown San Diego on 4th Avenue. The 306,060-square-foot, 12-story building 205 living units, and 51 of those are reserved for those that were recently homeless.
There is an on-site learning center for residents to gain workforce advancement training and financial knowledge classes. At street level there is space for a small retail store or café.
Dynalectric worked closely with the owner, Wakeland Housing and Development, and the general contractor, Suffolk Roel Construction, through the design phase so that construction would run smoothly with no problems and completed on schedule.
Dynalectric provided complete electrical work, as well as fire alarm, tele-data communications and security system.
The LEED Silver project is one of the first of its kind in aiding those that are homeless and residents that can barely afford to live where they work. With the increasing housing and rent in San Diego, it has made the mid-tier income families move and reside to low-tier housing, pushing out the families that would choose the low-tiered housing and have to look for new resources. Atmosphere brings back that stability for those families and helping lower the rates of those affected of being homeless by offering these benefits and trainings to help them succeed with their career, finances, and family life.