Bishop Street Studios provides full renovation of the original 1931 Sunny Acres Orphanage building, which has fallen into disrepair, along with the addition of three new structures. Transitions Mental Health Association will develop and operate 34 affordable, single-occupant residential units for adults living with mental illness.

TEN OVER STUDIO was hired to provide design through construction administration for all four buildings. The residential units consist of 33 very-low-income single-occupancy studios and one-bedroom units and a one-bedroom unit for a resident manager. Exterior improvements include parking for guests and residents, a central courtyard, and landscaping.

The project will achieve Greenpoint Rated Gold for sustainable construction practices. Photovoltaics help mitigate electrical and water heating costs.

Location: 1600 Bishop St, San Luis Obispo
Client: TMHA, Haslo
Size: 12,400 SF
Scope: Architecture, Landscape, 3D Visualization
Completion: In Design