landon bone baker architects
The Rosa Parks Apartments complex is far from the average affordable project, mainly because Landon Bone Baker Architects infused it with thoughtful design and user-friendly unit plans. One judge liked that it’s “very quiet and understated.” Each of the eight buildings in the project is highlighted by precast exterior walls with 6 inches of blown in fiberglass. Colorful bays animate the street, while the largest building—a four-story, 27-unit structure—features solar hot water, geothermal heating, and a heat recovery system for the kitchen and bath exhausts. It is seeking LEED Gold certification.
bathroom and kitchen cabinets: Armstrong, www.armstrong.com; bathroom fittings: Gerber Plumbing, www.gerberonline.com, Moen, www.moen.com; bathroom fixtures: Bootz Industries, www.bootz.com, Mansfield, www.mansfieldplumbing.com; countertops: Wilsonart, www.wilsonart.com; doors: Curries, www.curries.com, Graham Doors, www.grahamdoors.com, Pittco, www.pittcometals.com; flooring: Guoya Bamboo, www.guoyabamboo.com, Mohawk Group, www.mohawkgroup.com, Shaw, www.shawfloors.com; hardware: Adams Rite, www.adamsrite.com, Cal-Royal, www.cal-royal.com, Hager, www.hagerco.com, Ives, www.iveshardware.com, LCN, www.lcnclosers.com, Schlage, www.schlage.com, Von Duprin, www.vonduprin.com; hvac equipment: Goodman, www.goodmanmfg.com; insulation: Johns Manville, www.jm.com; kitchen fittings: Gerber Plumbing, www.gerberonline.com; kitchen fixtures: Elkay, www.elkay.com; lighting fixtures: Air King, www.airkinglimited.com, Cooper Lighting, www.cooperlighting.com, RAB Lighting, www.rabweb.com, Sea Gull Lighting, www.seagulllighting.com, Spaulding Lighting, www.spauldinglighting.com, Xenon Architectural Lighting, www.xal.com; oven and refrigerator: GE, www.ge.com; paints/stains/wall finishes: PPG Pittsburgh Paints, www.ppgpittsburghpaints.com; roofing: GAF, www.gaf.com; solar energy system: Solar Services, www.solarservices.com; windows: Climate Guard, www.climateguardproducts.com