Multi-family housing is core to our work at Workbench.
We are firm believers in the benefits of thoughtfully-conceived infill housing developments and higher-density homes: increased housing availability; more walkable and energetic neighborhoods; new, quality construction; and a ready-built community awaiting.
The Dwellings at Soquel Townhomes
Project Development, Architecture, and Construction
Introducing our first ground-up project: owned, developed, designed, and soon-to-be-built by Workbench.
Located along the hills of the Soquel corridor, this pocket community of thirteen new townhomes and two newly-renovated existing homes is near parks, wineries, and just a quick bike ride from charming downtown shops and restaurants. Featuring our signature modern aesthetic, a carefully-refined materials palette, and expansive windows, the dwellings at Soquel offers high-end architectural design, quality construction, and a ready-built community at both affordable and market-rate prices.
Supporting housing access for the Santa Cruz community, 25% of the units are classified as affordable.
Project, Architecture, and Construction
Located on 6.7 acres within the City of Santa Cruz, this new micro-neighborhood and working farm will provide affordable housing for developmentally disabled members of the community. In addition to nine new ground-up single family homes, Workbench is embarking on a full renovation of an existing home and constructing a new ADU on the property.
Alta Laguna Multi-Family Housing Development
Project Director and Construction Superintendent (Build Group, Inc)
As Project Director and Construction Superintendent for this 330-unit housing development in San Francisco, Workbench founders Jamileh Cannon and Tim Gordin managed the overall project timeline and the complex day-to-day on-site detail of this six-building urban construction project. Situated on a steep, difficult-to-access hillside site in the Lower Haight neighborhood, the project features extensive below-grade parking, multiple residential common spaces and roof decks, a free-standing gym, community arts center, and community garden. The project included the renovation of a historic building on site.
Alma del Pueblo Condos
Project Manager (Build Group, Inc)
Workbench founder Jamileh Cannon was the project manager for this 38-unit ground-up project, located just behind Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theater. Fitting in with the neighborhood context and scale, each of the five buildings is detailed differently and features one of three unique interiors packages, common amenity spaces, rooftop gardens, and below-grade parking. As project manager, Jamileh ran extensive coordination efforts with the Owner, Subcontractors, utilities companies, government authorities, and municipal entities to bring the project to fruition.