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Client: Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington

Location: Centralia, Washington

Completion: 2010

Project Size: 50 Units, Commons Buildings

Villa San Juan Bautista

farmworker Housing

Catholic Housing Services and Environmental Works worked extensively with the Centralia Community Development Department to design Villa San Juan Bautista, a model for rural farmworker housing.  Its that was compatible with the neighborhood in building form, color, and detailing align well with the low-density neighborhood, blending beautifully into its rural setting.

The densely clustered 3-story townhouse-style buildings are grouped around a central greenspace with a commons building and a playground at its center. The courtyard gathering space enhances community, while also providing a confined and well monitored playspace for parents to watch their children. Unit entries are clustered in groupings of two to four, to foster interaction between residents.



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