Mogavero Architects

Lavender Courtyard

Mogavero Architects is proud to have designed Sacramento’s first LGBT-friendly affordable senior housing development. Located in vibrant Midtown — close to transit, downtown and nearby Lavender Heights — Lavender Courtyard by Mutual Housing California will provide 50+ energy efficient residential units for an aging population often displaced by rising housing costs and marginalized in mainstream senior facilities.

This project will transform a vacant and blighted lot into a place for social service.

We believe sustainable design has the power to extend beyond the building envelope and into the heart and soul of community.  This project will transform a vacant and blighted lot into a place for social service, meal delivery, potential commercial use, community events, cultural heritage, social engagement, landscape, and energy production while providing a safe, and comfortable home for all its residents.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive in place — regardless of income, identity, age or race. We welcome this new addition to our portfolio and much more importantly, to our community.



  • Supports healthy Urban Communities
  • Urban infill and transit oriented development
  • Designed around common rooms and a courtyard to enhance community and social engagement
  • Pedestrian and bicycle friendly
  • Ground floor common and commercial street frontage enhances economic opportunity and community interaction
  • Attractive, modern design
  • Promotes safety, comfort and liveliness for residents and neighbors
  • Reduced Impact on environmental resources
  • Focus on reduced energy consumption
  • Designed to achieve zero net energy
  • Designed to achieve rooftop solar PVs
  • Designed to achieve laundry-to-landscape graywater irrigation system
  • Water efficient landscape design
  • Passive solar design approach
  • Natural ventilation
  • On-site storm water management
  • Sustainable streetscape design

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