Client: American Institute of Architects
Synchronis participated in an international design competition to design a temporary shelter in Los Angeles’ infamous Skid Row, attempting to provide some relief in an ongoing housing affordability, substance abuse, and mental health crisis that is as yet unresolved. Understanding that many unhoused people opt out of institutional social service structures due to a perceived loss of personal space and freedom, a factory-built module is proposed, that when placed horizontally and stacked vertically, will accomplish free circulation, and daylight access similar to a city street but with the added privacy and security that is not available when living on the street.
We bring decades of experience from the big, brand name architecture firms and understand their pros and cons. We avoid splashy salesmanship, preferring to focus on executing the work well and getting excellent client referrals. We produce top-end, innovative design and bring a passion for craftsmanship and fine architectural details. We have carefully structured Synchronis to run on a flat, efficient operational structure, allowing us to convert fee dollars into bespoke, personal attention and the extra time needed to produce high-quality construction documents with fewer holes and defects.