Residential

The multi-family residential market is ever changing and there is much to navigate and prioritize. From mobility specialists who focus on integrated rather than individual modes to travel to future-proofing parking garages, our interdisciplinary team can solve complex challenges. Development projects depend on collaborative networks for success, including securing agency support and regulatory approvals. Our inclusive design processes centered on robust and authentic engagement, allow stakeholders – some with potentially divergent viewpoints – share insights and find common ground.

The rental landscape across the nation continues to push further into an amenity-focused territory that was previously only seen in condo and hotel developments. As the apartment market grows more competitive, newer developments need to speak directly to their audience by offering all the latest perks that drive new leases. We seek to activate the street level to attract and retain renters, while also creating additional revenue sources such as grocery, retail and coworking spaces.

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With health and wellness being a primary driver, indoor air quality, encouraging movement throughout the day, healthy eating, noise reduction, and daylight are just a few considerations. We strongly believe that the values of sustainable design are synonymous with the needs of an innovative environment.

As cities become more expensive, the housing crisis is harder to ignore. Exploding construction costs and low area median income projections are two major hurdles for affordable and livable housing solutions. Prefabrication and modular approaches are strategies to keep costs down and reduce construction time to meet the supply demand. Vertically stacking rentals, condominiums and adding other revenue generators such as a hotel are also becoming common practices. Creative of use of space will be more critical now than ever.