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Credits: 1 AIA LU, 0.1 IACET CEU, 1 AIBD P-CE
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations.
This course is part of the Multifamily Housing Academy.
This webinar will explore innovative design trends in multifamily housing, focusing on four unique projects from Architectural Record’s 2017 Multifamily Housing Building Type Study issue as well as additional project overviews. The four projects are:
- Grove at Grand Bay, Miami, by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
- West End Square 50, Washington, D.C., by TEN Arquitectos
- Crest Apartments, Van Nuys, California, by Michael Maltzan Architecture
Daniel Sundlin, Partner, joined BIG in 2008 and has worked closely on some of BIG’s most notable projects. Whether innovating tomorrow’s workplace via design on behalf of Google and WeWork, or preserving Audemars Piguet’s legacy in the form of its museum and hotel, his broad vision incorporates a variety of design perspectives grounded in his role as both architectural vanguard and educator.
Andrea Steele, AIA, principal of TEN Arquitectos, will present on the West End Square 50 project, which provides an innovative solution for the replacement of municipal facilities and inclusion of affordable housing in the West End area of Washington, D.C.
Tim Williams, managing principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture, will present on the stylish Crest Apartments project in Van Nuys, California—a glowing-white, crisp-lined building that provides 64 homes to homeless individuals who are frequent utilizers of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services' emergency care, with 23 homes reserved for homeless and disabled veterans.
The presentations will have a basic focus on how these dynamic projects came into being and how the key design elements actually work. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion in which the panelists will discuss how their projects address a variety of issues, including:
- Cost and Affordability: What tradeoffs did they need to make to get their projects built? Did innovative design add costs that needed to be recouped in other areas of the project, or did it reduce overall costs?
- Regulatory Barriers and Community Concerns: What regulatory, legal barriers, and neighborhood concerns did the project need to overcome? What strategies did the design team use to overcome them?
- Unit Design: What innovative design approaches were used at the unit level? How did unit-level design considerations influence the broader design of the whole building and vice versa?
- Open Space: How was open space provided in the project? How much of it is public, how much is private, and what is the relationship, if any, between the two?
Learning Objectives - After viewing this webinar, you should be able to:
- Define the innovative design strategies employed in four high-profile multifamily housing projects drawn from Architectural Record’s 2017 Multifamily Housing Building Type Study issue as well as additional editorial content.
- Explain the cost impacts, affordability concerns, and resiliency of the innovative design strategies utilized in several of these multifamily housing projects.
- Discuss how the design teams incorporated structurally sound design practices while maintaining aesthetic sensibilities to create successful multifamily buildings.
- Describe the range of approaches to both unit and public space employed by these innovative projects, and ways in which these strategies appeal to the surrounding communities and building occupants.