2nd Runner Up - 2017 AIA "I Look Up Film Challenge"
Architecture and Design Film Festival New York 2017
Architecture and Design Film Festival Chicago 2017
Our film is about the Navigation Center: A pioneering, transitional housing concept for the homeless in San Francisco. We followed one of the residents, Fred Vickers, around the Navigation Center to hear his story and spoke with the project’s architects and designers to learn about what influenced them and why this project is so important to the City.
The Navigation Center program is designed to serve San Francisco’s highly vulnerable and long-term homeless residents who are often afraid of approaching traditional shelters and services. Navigation Centers provide room and board to San Franciscans without shelter while case managers work intensively to connect them to jobs, public benefits, health services and permanent housing opportunities.
The location for the featured Navigation Center is also innovative as it is built on a temporarily available site – a dead-end street in the public right of way that will be available for only three years – and utilizes modular construction, elevated on a demountable wood deck system, that can be reconfigured and relocated once the site is vacated.