Nonprofits to print 3-D homes for women and children in Upland

Pacific Lifeline, an Upland-based nonprofit providing shelter for women and their children, in partnership with Heart2Serve, a nonprofit that shelters the unhoused and provides resources, recently announced the construction of the first city permitted 3-D printed duplexes.

The duplexes, meant to function as transitional housing for women, will be printed during a public ceremony highlighting the project at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 28 at 315 N. San Antonio Ave., Upland. The printed homes come in two sizes: one-bedroom, 600-square feet, or two-bedroom 763-square feet.


Nonprofits Pacific Lifeline and Heart2Serve recently announced the construction of Southern California’s first city permitted 3-D printed duplexes in Upland. Top: the build site. Bottom: an architectural concept drawing. Images/courtesy of Visioneering Studios


“The City of Upland is the first city in Southern California to approve permits for a 3-D printed home, and we are grateful for the many funders who have helped make our goal of building two duplexes a reality,” wrote Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Pacific Lifeline Carmen Hall in a statement. “We are excited to announce the launch of Pacific Lifeline’s Next Step Program in 2024, providing reduced rent housing for families coming out of our shelter program. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Heart2Serve.”

The project was funded by Pacific Lifeline and contracted by Heart2Serve. Engineering services were provided by Plump Engineering, Inc., and architectural services by Visioneering Studios, Inc.

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