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JUAN ANTONIO CALAF 3-4 Quisqueya Multi-Family Housing - San Juan, PR 5-6 Design Guidelines for Chinatown Central Subway - San Francisco 7 Western SoMa Community Planning - San Francisco 8 SoMa Alleyway Improvements - San Francisco 9 RD515 Multi-Family - Utuado, PR 10-11 Portal de San Germรกn - San Germรกn, PR 12-13 Bishop Swing Community House - San Francisco 14 Passion Cafe & Restaurant - 6th Street Revitalization Program in San Francisco 15-16 Buddhist Meditation Center - Los Angeles 17 The HOME House Project - Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art 18 Recycling of Public Housing - Chicago

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Quisqueya Multi-Family Housing - San Juan, PR As a project a project manager and facilitator I coordinated and design participatory design workshops with ENLACE’s staff around a proposed future housing development, the Quisqueya Housing, a 120-unit multi-family mixed-use project. The project involves the relocation of residents living along a polluted waterway, the Caño Martin Peña, which will be dredged in 2016 by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

click to see Community Design Guidelines Document

I organized, designed and facilitated all participatory design workshops in 4 communities with 75 residents undergoing housing relocation to engage in the design of their new homes. I also organized and managed the publication of the community design guidelines document which outlines the preferred housing type and design as per the community input.

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Quisqueya Multi-Family Housing -- San Juan, PR The Community Design Guidelines for the Quisqueya Housing document is comprised of over 40 design guidelines that address the various issues for the new city-block: neighborhood scale, housing unit size, open space, community and commercial uses. Each guideline responds to a series of design elements: sustainability, density , pedestrian accessibility, vehicular access, inter-modal transportation, open space, safety among others. The guidelines will be used as part of the RFP for development of this project slated to be completed by 2016. I was responsible for creating the content and managing staff to both collaborate on the workshops and develop the publication of the design guidelines.

Community Design Guidelines

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Design Guidelines for Chinatown Central Subway - San Francisco During the Fall of 2008, Asian Neighborhood Design (AND) joined the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) and other Chinatown organizations to engage the community in planning for the new Chinatown Central Subway station. Through a series of community workshops involving Chinatown residents, youth and seniors, AND and CCDC developed a set of design guidelines to address community concerns about the station design. The workshops addressed station access, pedestrian safety walking to and from the

click to see Design Guidelines Document

As Senior Project Coordinator, I coordinated the presentation for the workshops, designed all graphic materials and served as a facilitator during the design discussions. Following the workshops I worked on the publication of the design guidelines documents.

The first workshop was held on October 20, 2008. Thirty-eight community members attended this workshop, including a diverse group of youth, seniors, parents, SRO tenants, other Chinatown residents and members of different Chinatown community-based organizations. At this workshop, community members had the chance to discuss shared concerns surrounding the proposed station, and to develop a set of community goals. I was one of the presenters to give historical and cultural context about the site and neighborhood. The presentation was followed by small group discussion sessions about the visioning and design for the station and surrounding areas. To contextualize the discussion, each small group was given a set of maps including maps of the station site, community buildings, sidewalk, and bus routes & bus stops. We provided facilitators scripts to guide the discussions around public realm improvements around the proposed station. All the input from this meeting was incorporated and used to develop the methodology for the future design games workshop.

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Design Guidelines for Chinatown Central Subway - San Francisco The second community workshop was held on November 18, 2008. Forty-eight community members attended this workshop. More than half of these participants had attended the first workshop; new attendees were also Chinatown stakeholders. Community members had the chance to address the design of the public areas around the station through a series of hands-on design games. Concerns addressed through these games included access into and out of the station, as well as street and sidewalk improvements. There was also an opportunity to look at the building massing in relation to public open spaces at the site. Based on the eight goals identified in the first workshop, participants were given an opportunity to make informed decisions for the design of the station and surroundings. As part of the design games I constructed a site model of the proposed station site in order for participants to test massing ideas about a potential building there. These tools allowed workshop participants to think about the potential land uses there, streetscape improvements, and massing for a building above the station. Based on these two workshops, we synthesized the community-created concepts into a the station design guidelines.

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The design shown here illustrates several of the most important concerns highlighted by the Chinatown community at our workshops. Using the MTA concept design as its starting point, residents imagined the station as a new gateway into Chinatown, an equivalent to the Pai Fang gate at the southern end of Grant Avenue, integrating the district people live, work and play into the geography of San Francisco’s light-rail system. Chinatown residents recognize the character of Chinatown as a distinct space from downtown’s version of “modernity.” The new station creates opportunity for innovation with respect to design that incorporates the multiple identities and imagination of Chinatown’s contemporary residents. The design incorporates large-scale public art into the façade, and respects Feng Shui design principles, wrapping around the new courtyards and stepping back to allow sunlightConceptual into the adjacent streets. designs

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and privacy to adjacent properties. setback to allow day light

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Western SoMa Community Planning- Western South of Market Neighborhood in San Francisco AND worked with the Western SoMa Citizens’ Planning Task Force and the SF Planning Department for over three years to create a community plan and develop design standards for the Western South of Market neighborhood. As a Project Manager I was responsible for coordinating and producing land use and zoning maps, height maps, historic preservation Frontdistrict Setback maps,as well as provide green opportunities transportation scenarios for the plan. and future mid-block rear yard patterns.

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In creating the design standards document we outlined specific guidelines for developers, architects and STANDARD: Design front yard setbacks so the planners based on building types and neighborhood provide greening at street edge. zoning. Some of these types addressed are residential, adaptive re-use, mixed-uses and light-industrial uses. STANDARD: Front setbacks can The be used as on guidelines also include sustainability design standards replacements for the provision of rear yards u ft. rear yard requirement. with best practices for green building.

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Community Workshop July 30, 2007 Charrette Sept 29, SoMa Alleyway Improvements - South of Market Neighborhood in2007San Francisco

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A.N.D. joined the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency , the Department of Public works and the American Institute of Participants included: Architects to develop a series of community design workshops to get input around improvements to residential alleyways in Roggerio Bittencourt, AIA Seon Joo Kim Waghdhare Andy Harris Mahesh South of Market. Susan Poliwka Brendan Galvin

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alleys all the&more to residents Parkingimportant Goals by San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Participants included:a. Pockets of residential concentrations make theTransportation together together community community members, members, residents residents and and design design professionals professionals to address to address the the Transportation & Parking Goals b. Alleys provided the lived landscape of SoMa

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including walking, to maximize service Encourage a balanced mix of all forms of transportation, Linda Roberson Ivan Lopez c. Possible to use alley improvements to reflect the of of residential and history Encourage aidentities balanced mix all forms of clusters transportation, including walking, to maximize service throughout the neighborhood Roggerio Bittencourt,ofAIA Seon Joo Kim uses and cultures throughout the neighborhood Participants Participants included: included: Andy Harris Mahesh Waghdhare Encourage the mitigation of conflicts between pedestrians, bicycles and other transportation Susan Poliwka Susan Heinrich Encourage the mitigation of conflicts between pedestrians, bicycles and other transportation modes to insure neighborhood safety. 13 Planning Areas: Linda Linda Roberson Roberson Ivan Ivan Lopez Lopez modes to insure neighborhood safety. Brendan Galvin Ariane Burwell Roggerio Roggerio Bittencourt, Bittencourt, AIA AIA SeonSeon Joo Kim Joo Kim Ariene Campbell MC Canlas Assist the creation of visually prominent, safe, and clean pedestrian circulation network, in the Assist the creation of visually prominent, safe, and clean pedestrian circulation network, in the Andy Andy Harris Harris Mahesh Mahesh Waghdhare Waghdhare a. There are 13Jason distinct planning areas identified by the Planning Dept. Peter Cohen Ortega project area. project area. Susan Poliwka Poliwka Susan Susan Heinrich Heinrich b. The challenge of Duffy the charrette is to identify SoMa-wide improvements to unify the districtSusan Bryce Allisa Otto Brendan Brendan Galvin Galvin Ariane Ariane Burwell Burwell amie Mancini Jazzie Collins to give individual character andextension neighborhood identification. and Block-specific solutions Support the of bike lanes through theArea Project Area as alternative transportation Support the extension of bike lanes through the Project as alternative transportation Tami Procharchik Dick Hannigan, AIA Ariene Ariene Campbell Campbell MC Canlas MC Canlas Bruce Phillips Ingrid Aquinomembers, Peter Peter Cohen Cohen Jason Jason Ortega Ortega On July On July 30, 2007 30, 2007 community community members, residents residents and and business business owners owners werewere asked asked to to SoMa aerial map shows: Pam Dubier Smith Bryce Bryce Allisa Allisa OttoOtto DuffyDuffy grid: big, wide streets, large blocks participate participate in a workshop inRaymon a workshop to define to define the opportunities the opportunities within within the SOMA the SOMA alleys alleys that that a.Street Fred Foote Tim Brown Jamie Jamie Mancini Mancini Jazzie Collins Collins b.SoMa Streets act as a gateway betweenJazzie downtown and freeway system needed needed improvement. improvement. Debra Stuart Lefkos Aftonomos TamiTami Procharchik Procharchik Dick Dick Hannigan, Hannigan, AIA AIA Remi Tam, AIA Paul Farrell, AIA Bruce Bruce Phillips Phillips Ingrid Ingrid Aquino Aquino Concerns Concerns included: included: Opportunities Opportunities included: included: Development in SoMa: Aaron Swar Juan Calaf AlleysAlleys Pedestrian Pedestrian safetysafety as gateway as gateway to park to park Pam Pam Dubier Dubier Smith Smith a.Development in SoMa accounts for the Raymon vast Raymon majority of new development in Harry Ja Wong Bicycle Bicycle safetysafety Jessica Perez, DPW Bulb outs: Bulb more outs: more trees,trees, slower slower traffictraffic Fredboth Fred FooteFoote Timpipeline Brown Tim Brown the city: under construction and in the ohn Thomas, DPWSlowing Mike Grisso, SFRA Slowing auto traffic auto traffic BetterBetter lighting lighting

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RD515 Multi-Family - Utuado, PR This 32-unit rural housing development was conceived to serve the needs of rural families in the western part of Puertor Rico. The proposal included a mix of one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms and three-bedroom units plus a community facility. As Project Manager for this project I worked on feasibility studies, schematic design and master plan for this project. I also worked closely with the development team on the funding proposal for this multi-family affordable rural rental housing development property.

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Portal de San Germรกn - San Germรกn, PR Portal de San German is a 56-unit multi-family housing for low-income families living walking distance to the historic San Germรกn town center. The project recieved low-income housing tax credits in 2011 and began construction in 2012. Portal de San German provides a variety of affordable housing unit sizes: one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. The project is scheduled for completion spring of 2014.

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As Project Manager for this projects I coordinated the implementation of the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria with the development team. Some of the green features include community gardens, permeable paving, low-VOCs materials, natural cross-ventilation, solar hot water heating and stormwater retention areas. I coordinated several green charrettes between the developer, architect, various engineers, property managers and other stake holders and managed the adaptation the green standard to meet the needs of the tropics. I also took part in making plans and renderings for this project.

Green Affordable Multi-Family Housing

Marvel & Marchand Architects - PathStone CDC


Bishop Swing Community House - 275 10th Street in San Francisco The Bishop Swing Community House is a 5-story mixed-use affordable housing building with on-site supportive services for formerly homeless adults in San Francisco. As a junior project architect, I was responsible for creating all 3-D visualization for the project including: 3-D modeling in SketchUp, ACAD and creating renderings for client presentations. I was also responsible in coordinating the construction set with the design team from the initial schematic stages all the way through 100 % construction documents

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On July 30, 2007 community members, residents and business owners were asked to participate in a workshop to define the opportunities within the SOMA alleys that needed improvement.

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Passion Cafe & Restaurant - 6th Street Revitalization Program in San Francisco

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As a Project Manager I oversaw the design, construction documents, permitting, construction administration for this project. This project was very unique in that it involve the historic restoration of the building to its orginal 1950’s architectural details.The restaurant opened its doors in Febraury 2010.

Neighborhood Revitalization Program - Historic Renovation

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Buddhist Meditation Center - at Elysian Park in Los Angeles

Architecture Design Competition - Miami Biennale 2003 Possible Futures

Sintesi Design - Finalist


Buddhist Meditation Center - at Elysian Park in Los Angeles


Background on the South of Market Alleys

round on the South of Market Alleys

Peter Cohen, a community planner working in the South of Market Area, rgave Cohen, a community planner in the South of Market Area, some background for theworking participants: some background for the participants:

Residential Clusters around SoMa alleys:

Residential Clusters around SoMa alleys: The HOME House Project - Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art a. Pockets of residential concentrations make the alleys all the more important to residents

make the alleys all the more important to residents a. Pockets of provided residential concentrations b. Alleys the lived landscape of SoMa b. Alleys provided thealley livedimprovements landscape of SoMa c. Possible to use to reflect the identities of residential clusters and history c. Possible usecultures alley improvements to reflect the identities of residential clusters and history of usestoand of uses and cultures 13 Planning Areas: 13 Planning Areas: a. There are 13 distinct planning areas identified by the Planning Dept. a. There arechallenge 13 distinct areasis identified the Planning Dept. b. The of planning the charrette to identifyby SoMa-wide improvements to unify the district b. The of thesolutions charrettetoisgive to identify SoMa-wide to unify the district andchallenge Block-specific individual characterimprovements and neighborhood identification. and Block-specific solutions to give individual character and neighborhood identification.

SoMa aerial map shows: a aeriala.Street map shows: grid: big, wide streets, large blocks a.Street grid: Streets big, wide large blocks b.SoMa actstreets, as a gateway between downtown and freeway system b.SoMa Streets act as a gateway between downtown and freeway system

Development in SoMa: elopment in SoMa: a.Development in SoMa accounts for the vast majority of new development in a.Development in SoMa accounts for the vast majority of new development in the city: both under construction and in the pipeline the city: both under construction and in the pipeline

Traffic volumes: he in South the South of Market of Market Area,Area, Residential Residential Clusters Clusters around around SoMa SoMa alleys: alleys: c volumes: a. Main arterials are not pedestrian environments ters and history a. Main arterials are not pedestrian environments b. Auto traffic tends to frame the discussion on transportation issues Pockets a.transportation Pockets of residential of residential concentrations concentrations make make the alleys the alleys all the all more the more important important to residents to residents b. Auto traffic tends to frame the discussiona.on issues c. High volume and speed of traffic becomes the perception of SoMa b. Alleys b. Alleys provided provided theSoMa lived the lived landscape landscape of SoMa of SoMa c. High volume and speed of traffic becomes the perception of d. Traffic volumes will increase as development increases. of residential clusters and history c. Possible c. Possible to use to alley use alley improvements improvements to reflect to reflect the identities the identities of residential clusters and history d. Traffic volumes will increase as development increases. of uses cultures of uses and and cultures SoMa alleys system: a alleys system: nify thea.district A world of connections within the more dominant arterials super blocks 13 Planning Areas: Planning Areas: a. A world of connections within the 13 more dominant arterials and and super blocks entification. b. Some internal to blocks, traverse blocks, arterials b. Some alleysalleys internal to blocks, somesome traverse blocks, somesome crosscross overover arterials c. More pedestrian scale and safer a. There are 13 distinct planning areas identified by Planning the Planning a. There are 13 distinct planning areas identified by the Dept.Dept. c. More pedestrian scale and safer b. challenge The challenge of charrette the charrette to identify SoMa-wide improvements to unify the district b. The of the is to isidentify SoMa-wide improvements to unify the district Block-specific solutions to give individual character neighborhood identification. and and Block-specific solutions to give individual character and and neighborhood identification.

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Architecture Design Competition - The Future of Affordable Housing

Published in The HOME House Project by MIT Press


Recycling of Public Housing - Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago The Robert Taylor Homes was one of the most visible stretches of poverty in the nation before it was razed between 2000-2007. The mono-programmed towers, containing 4,257 units of public housing and a population of 27,000 low-income residents, was torn down by the Chicago Housing Authority and replaced with mid-rise affordable housing developments. My thesis intended to explore an alternative to the wrecking ball by “recycling� the 6-story towers and adding the social on-site supportive services and community amenities necesary for residents to thrive while rehabilitating the buildings.

Ground Floor Plan

Proposed community health care clinic

Architecture Thesis

Syracuse University

Section through community center classrooms

Proposed community center and childcare facilities

Portfolio - JC  
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