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Building Affordable Housing Fast: Part One

June 29, 2021

nullVeterans Village | Carson, CA

As part of BSB Design’s recent acquisition of Withee Malcolm Architects in Torrance, CA, the firm has expanded its expertise in affordable housing. Jim Williams, Associate / Senior Project Manager at Withee Malcolm – A BSB Design Studio, possesses an in-depth working knowledge of the affordable housing project development process. Over the next few months, Jim will share his insights about a number of affordable housing related topics.

First on the list is timing. Or more specifically, lack of time. While every development project is subject to deadlines and targets, the window of opportunity to lock in final funding for a new affordable housing project is particularly unforgiving. Jim provides an intriguing viewpoint as he answers the question, “How do you take a project from schematic design to a building permit in 180 days when the plan check process often takes 365 days?”

Click here to read Jim's full article about Building Affordable Housing Fast.

 

Questions or comments about affordable housing design and project development?

Jim Williams, Associate / Senior Project Manager

Withee Malcolm – A BSB Design Studio

jwilliams@witheemalcolm.com


Jim’s article first appeared on LinkedIn. Click here to view that version.

About the Author:

nullJim Williams is an Associate and Senior Project Manager at Withee Malcolm – A BSB Design Studio, a 40+ year old architecture and design firm in southern California. Jim specializes in affordable multifamily housing projects of a wide range and typology, and he has over 18 years of experience working with developers, investors and municipalities throughout the region.

Withee Malcolm – A BSB Design Studio has completed dozens of successful affordable housing projects. View their residential design portfolio: https://www.witheemalcolm.com/residential/.