Shinsei Gardens is a 39 unit apartment that serves low income households with priority given to veterans. The 2.5 acre site was a U. S Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center in Alameda, California.
Four buildings are arranged around a spacious courtyard designed to provide a beautiful, healthy and useful outdoor environment. Amenities include a children's play area, barbecue and picnic area, a community courtyard, platforms and decks surrounded by planting, grass for play and passive uses and planting defined semiprivate outdoor spaces at each unit's entrance. The design achieved its intended goal: that was to be flowing, artful, relaxing and ever changing landscape experience.