Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2022.


Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

First Advisor

Rachel He

Second Advisor

Tonya Nilsson


In this Senior Design project, engineers designed a residential, affordable housing complex that provides adequate living space. These housing complexes will be suitable residences, as well as being beneficial to the farm owners. As there are many different farmworkers and farms in California1, this housing complex will be a reproducible model that can work on any farm in California with slight adjustments. However, in order to provide the work necessary for a senior design project, it was necessary to choose an actual site where one could design a real project, but there will not be any features that are specific to the location to maintain reproducibility. The design of this project included site considerations and alterations that may arise with a project such as this. The site of this project is a parcel located in Salinas, California, which is a city known for its agricultural production. The APN for this site is 153-091-020-000, and it is located on the corner of East Boronda and Natividad Road. Figure 1 provides a picture of the site.