In the center of Skid Row, Rainbow Apartments, for which Wil Carson was a member of the design team at Michael Maltzan Architecture, creates a new model for what is possible for permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless in our city. The project is organized around new shared courtyard at the heart of the project, ringed by units which look out over the city, creating a sheltered space for the residents to call home.

“The project is a refreshing rarity. Bold and communally minded, with genuine elegance, Rainbow reassures you that a keen architectural intelligence and a social conscience are not at odds.”

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Wil Carson, Design Team
Michael Maltzan Architecture

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Wil Carson