Design a mixed-use, income-restricted, work-force neighborhood in downtown Lafayette that, while providing much needed residential space, would act as a catalyst for future development of the area.
We placed the multi-building layout along a strong east-west axis, giving greatest advantage regarding sun angles. A modern loft aesthetic was employed throughout to provide the forward motion required to revitalize the area. Live-work units, coffee shops, restaurant and office/community meeting rooms are at street level while the highly sculpted three and four level buildings house apartments above. All apartments are designed with energy recovery units that help manage humidity levels and keep energy costs to a minimum for the residents of the income-restricted neighborhood.