Gallery: Step Up On 5th Provides a Safe, Energy Efficient Home for Low-...

Clad in bright pastel lace-like shutters, the Step Up on 5th in downtown Santa Monica is a shelter, support center, and rehabilitation center for the local homeless and mentally disabled. Designed by Brooks and Scarpa, the cheery building combines forward thinking social and environmental practices, and is a welcome landmark for the area. Step Up on 5th provides a safe residence for the unfortunate, while also sticking closely to sustainable LEED architecture.

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