Structure Type: built works - dwellings - housing - affordable housing

Designers: Neutra, Richard J., Architect (firm); Wilson, Lewis E., Architect (firm); Richard Josef Neutra (architect); Lewis Eugene Wilson (architect)

Dates: constructed 1943

San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA

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Lewis E. Wilson was Neutra's consulting architect; with 600 units laid out on 160 acres, Channel Heights was planned to provide housing for shipyard workers at the port of San Pedro; designed for the Federal Public Housing Authority (FPHA); like William Wurster's war housing project for the port of Vallejo, CA, Channel Heights was located on very steeply hilly terrain that rose 245 feet from east to west;

The Channel Hights Housing Project won an Honor Award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in January 1947. The Awards COmmittee consisted of George B. Allison, Chair, Pierpont Davis, John Rex, and Byron Tharaldson; this committee invited John W. Root, FAIA, of Burnham and Root, Architects, Chicago, IL, Pietro Belluschi, Architect, Portland, OR, and Ernest Born, Architect, San Francisco, CA, to act as judges for the awards program that was halted between the years 1938-1946.

PCAD id: 1511