The Ambassador provides 69 units of new affordable housing in an upcoming neighborhood on the border of Oakland and Emeryville. Working with the non-profit organization, Resources for Community Development (RCD), this development was built to serve households at 30% to 50% of Area Median Income.
Since the building is very close to the freeway, acoustically appropriate materials were used in the design and construction to provide maximum insulation from noise. The exterior of the building facing the freeway was built with an acoustic clip which has two layers of extra wallboard attached to it, isolating and insulating residents from the traffic noise.
The Ambassador is in close proximity to shopping, services, entertainment, recreation and mass-transit options. It was built with several Green building features, exceeding Title 24 energy efficiency standards by 18 percent.
Civil Engineer: Luk Associates
Structural Engineer: OLMM
MEP: Fard Engineers
Landscape: Cliff Lowe Associates
Acoustical: Rosen Goldberg Der & Lewitz
Geotechnical: Fugro West
General Contractor: Segue Construction
Photography: Bruce Damonte