Angela Brooks

Brooks + Scarpa

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Architect and principal at Brooks + Scarpa and designer of Step Up on Fifth, a 46 unit SRO for homeless mentally disabled people.

Angela Brooks on KCRW

California Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed 18 housing bills to boost production of affordable housing.   
  These include a bill that limit cities’ ability to block new…

Changing the rules around affordable housing construction

California Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed 18 housing bills to boost production of affordable housing.  These include a bill that limit cities’ ability to block new…

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Affordable housing is being really well-designed, but it’s also very expensive.

The high cost of affordable housing

Affordable housing is being really well-designed, but it’s also very expensive.

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DnA is currently exploring the theme of “This is Home in LA: From the Tent to the Gigamansion (and everything in between).”

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