Client: Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington
Location: Centralia, Washington
Project Size: 50 Units, Commons Buildings
Villa San Juan Bautista
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.