The renter-by-lifestyle demographic is occasionally treated to a caring design and construction effort that allows them to have a sense of pride in where they reside, even though they don't have ownership. This project stands out to me because of its efforts to combine sustainability, color, and texture with livable units.

Matthew Mangus is an associate with Myhre Group Architects in Portland, Ore.

Folsom + Dore Supportive Apartments
Location: San Francisco
Architect: David Baker + Partners
Year Built: 2005