Posted on: May 16, 2017
Van Meter Williams Pollack won a CNU Charter Award for the redevelopment of the landmark former St. Joseph’s convent in Oakland, California into affordable housing.
Says CNU, “The unique character of St. Joseph’s provides a strong sense of place in Fruitvale, Oakland. Five historic buildings, dramatic trees, and the rumble of the nearby trains contribute to a cohesively designed site that includes new construction, landscaping, and rehabilitation. The redevelopment of the 3.3-acre block has vastly improved the safety and attractiveness of the streets it faces, with welcoming new entrances, new uses, and more people offering ‘eyes on the street’ at all hours of the day.”