Bradley Mansfield, Director of Residential Design and Development at Westberg White Architecture, brings an authentic passion for the creation of affordable, sustainable housing. With 35 years of experience as an architect, Bradley’s extensive expertise is in attached, high density, mixed-use, affordable residential development. Combined with Westberg White’s 35 years of higher education and community college campus experience, the natural synergy for affordable student housing development and renovation is apparent to their clients.
Westberg White Architecture is often asked what we forecast for the future of affordable residential living. “Affordable communities in neighborhoods and on campuses will thrive,” Bradley says. “Why? Because they have to. The growth potential is enormous. Sixty percent of California Community College students experience housing insecurity. On top of that, 19 percent of these students are homeless. The need, the demand, the necessity for affordable equity in housing is overwhelming and critically underserved.”
Westberg White Architecture has published four white papers on their new design platform for affordable housing called “The Casitas Concept +“. Additional white papers have been published on Westberg White’s revolutionary new design concepts for affordable and sustainable student and workforce housing, under the title “To Build a City +“.
The most effective architecture centers on the evolving personal experience. On a college campus, the entire community is focused on learning, sharing resources across campus and in living new ideas. The concept promotes an individualistic blend for the new learn-live experience while also addressing rising housing insecurity, rent discrepancy and the inflated housing cost burden among community college students. Westberg White Architecture has spent 35 years improving the daily lives of students and educators. This new opportunity creates living, breathing spaces and homes for students, educators and the campus workforce with an attachment to place.
“Living Architecture is the authentic experience of how people, light and air interact and move in, and through, a created space to reflect their collective passions and participation,” Bradley concludes.