The BLOCK Project

The BLOCK project builds healthy homes on residential property in Seattle for people experiencing homelessness. Berger Partnership provided landscape architectural services pro-bono for the ninth BLOCK home, their first Living Building Certified project. The compact home is completely off the grid, energy efficient, powered by solar roof arrays and utilizing rainwater catchment cisterns to provide all of its own potable water. The landscape blends beauty with biodiversity and urban agriculture to create a welcoming outdoor space that provides a sense of identity to the new resident while blending with the host site. Berger also provided assistance with LBC certification for all future BLOCK homes through the International Living Futures Institute volume certification pilot program.

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