Vista Verde Apartments

Coffman served as the structural engineering team for a new multi-family, affordable housing community in Ontario, California funded by a grant from the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) program. The project consists of an 83-unit three-story building and an 18-unit, three-story building on a 3.8-acre site. Parking is provided on grade. The buildings are Type VA construction consisting of plywood shear walls with a continuous rod tie-down system, conventional wood gravity framing, and pre-manufactured wood roof trusses. Common area amenities include a recreation room, computer lab, kitchen, offices for the residents, laundry rooms, and secured bicycle storage. The design also included a ballasted solar panel system on the roof of both buildings.

Coffman worked with the City of Ontario and National Community Renaissance (National CORE) to design the affordable housing community to help kickstart the city’s plan to create a modern, urban village around its historic downtown area. This project is Certified LEED Gold for homes by the US Green Building Council.


  • Hospitality & Housing


  • Structural Engineering