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Casa de Rosas Team

Project Lead/Owner (Partnership) – Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Ward Economic Development Corp., LLC

Client / Owner (Partnership) – Vicki Lundy Wilbon, Integral Veteran Village LLC

Architect/Landscape – Thomas Michali, M2A Milofsky and Michali Architects

Landscape Architect – Pat Smith

Historic Preservation Consultant – Amanda Duane, GPA Consulting

Historic Preservation Consultant – Audrey von Ahrens, GPA Consulting

Contractor – Ronnie Jones, Dunsmuir Associates

Contractor – Brenda Curry, Curtom-Dunsmuir

Construction Manager – Thomas Tyler, Tyler Construction Services

ADA Consultant – Timothy McCormick, McCormick & Associates.Corp

Project Consultant – Dalila Sotelo, Integral

Structural Engineer – Ilva Kibare, KPFF

Mechanical/Plumbning Engineer – Sylvester Hollins, Western State Design Group

Electrical Engineer – Cash Sutton, Sutton Enterprises

Civil Engineer – Stephanie Wagner, Wagner Engineering and Survey, Inc.

Lender – Edwin Gipson, Housing and Community Invesment, Department, City of Los Angeles

Lender – Steven Herman, California Bank and Trust

Pre-Development Lender – Tunua Thrash N-Tuk, LISC – Los Angeles

Lender – Brian Grant, City National Bank

Lender – Lisa Beaumont, Royal Bank of Canada – RBC

Lender – Doug Buthrie, Housing Authority of City of LA

Lender – Curren Price, LA City Council

Property Management – Jasmine Borrega, TelaCu Property Management

Day Care Partner – Theda Douglas, University of Southern California

Historic Preservation Consultant – Teresa Grimes,

Historic Preservation Consultant – Laura O’Neill,

Historic Preservation Consultant – Emily Rinaldi-Williams


Casa de Rosas

The Casa de Rosas of Los Angeles is a winner for the 2022 Preservation Design Award for Rehabilitation. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About the Casa de Rosas Project

Casa de Rosas, a historic campus in the heart of University Park, was vacant for many years and falling into disrepair, but has now been carefully and thoughtfully rehabilitated into permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless veterans and their families.
The Casa de Rosas project represents both a community effort and community reinvestment. A team consisting largely of local minority- and women-owned small businesses have partnered to transform the Casa de Rosas campus, a 100-year-old historic campus, from a vacant, overgrown site into a vibrant community of supportive housing for chronically homeless veterans.

The campus is designated at the local, state, and national levels for its Mission Revival architecture and association with architect Sumner Hunt and the history of early childhood education in Los Angeles. All the buildings on the campus and their character-defining features were retained and restored during the rehabilitation. The project team collaborated closely with the Office of Historic Resources and National Park Service to ensure that the work was completed in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards while making necessary upgrades to meet the needs of the residents, including privacy, accessibility and on-site services.

Featured Image Courtesy Justin Micheli - M2A Architects