Low-Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles is a design challenge organized by the Mayor’s Office and Chief Design Officer for the City of Los Angeles. LifeKit is proud to sponsor an excellent design team of architects, development and sustainability professionals, and landscape architects to develop the community-sourced values for sustainable new models of low-rise, multi-unit housing—in order to promote housing affordability, new paths to homeownership, and innovative models of sustainable residential architecture.

For more information, please visit Low-Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles.

LifeKit has hosted two community based development forums where we gained community insights and gathered feedback on the design from the public. For more information, see the details of each forum below.

Please feel free to reach out to our team members with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Lauren Mishkind Architecture
Greg Melitonov Architecture
Kiran Wali Community
Michael Tessler Development
Liberty Silver Landscaping
Gideon Susman Sustainability


Forum Decks

Forum 1 – December 30, 2020

Forum 2 – January 11, 2021

Video Clips

Green Space and Yards


Communal Space


Sustainability Features


Barriers to Homeownership

Final Design and Narrative

Design Renders