Asian Neighborhood Design

Founded in the 1970's, Asian Neighborhood Design's (AND) original mission was to develop low-income housing alternatives in Chinatown and Japantown. Three decades later, AND aims to revitalize many neighborhoods around the Bay Area through architectural services, community planning, and employment training. Through its Employment Training Center, AND trains up to 60 at-risk, low-income youth a year in the green construction field.  The group has designed five multi-unit affordable housing units, exceeding $20 million in construction costs and creating over 550 apartment units for low-income families and senior citizens. AND also has developed relationships with local stakeholders and city officials to translate local concerns into broader policy and institutional changes.

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