Gish Family Apartments, San Jose, California

Gish Apartments is located right at the Gish Light Rail Stop and has 35 family apartments over a 7-Eleven. 12 apartments are set aside for residents with disabilities.

Gish Apartments at Dusk

Gish Apartments is the recipient of the LEED for Homes GOLD certification and the LEED NC GOLD certification. Gish Apartments won the citation for excellence in architectural design from the American Institute of Architects, East Bay.

Gish Apartments Corner

Gish Apartments includes:

  • On-Site Manager & Maintenance Staff
  • Laundry facility
  • Community Room/Lounge with kitchenette
  • Computer lab
  • Play structure
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Each unit wired for internet access
  • “Green,” non-toxic interior finishes and materials
  • Energy Star

Gish Apartments received an award from the California Redevelopment Association for Sustainable Development.  View the video on YouTube.

Gish Apartments was the subject of a case study by the CA Infill Builders Assoc., see what they had to say here.

Development Details

Name: Gish Family Apartments
Units: 35
Year Completed: 2008
Architect: OJK Architecture and Planning, AIA
Contractor: Branagh, Inc.
Telephone: 408-259-2330


35 East Gish Road
San Jose, California 95112

Development Highlights

  • Photovoltaic electricity generation for common area use
  • Energy-Star appliances
  • Fluorescent light fixtures
  • Low-flow water fixtures
  • Linoleum and recycled content carpet
  • No VOC/no formaldehyde cabinets
  • Low emitting paints, adhesives, sealants
  • Non-formaldehyde batt insulation
  • Recycled content interior trim and baseboard
  • Recycled content metal siding
  • Energy-efficient, fiberglass windows
  • Engineered structural lumber
  • Sustainable harvest teak site benches and lobby furniture
  • Reflective roof to reduce urban heat island effect
  • Transit-oriented location adjacent to bus and light rail
  • Free transit or Eco Pass

Awards & Honors

  • AIA COTE Award, Top 10 National Green Projects
  • LEED for Homes GOLD certification, US Green Building Council
  • LEED NC GOLD certification
  • Build It Green GreenPoint Rated at 145 points
  • Citation for Excellence in Architectural Design, AIAEB
  • Award of Honor, Mixed-Use Design, AIASCV
  • Best Green Project, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine
  • NAHRO 2008 Award of Excellence