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.

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bathroom and kitchen cabinets: Armstrong,

; bathroom fittings: Gerber Plumbing,, Moen,; bathroom fixtures: Bootz Industries,, Mansfield,; countertops: Wilsonart,; doors: Curries,, Graham Doors,, Pittco,; flooring: Guoya Bamboo,, Mohawk Group,, Shaw,; hardware: Adams Rite,, Cal-Royal,, Hager,, Ives,, LCN,, Schlage,, Von Duprin,; hvac equipment: Goodman,; insulation: Johns Manville,; kitchen fittings: Gerber Plumbing,; kitchen fixtures: Elkay,; lighting fixtures: Air King,, Cooper Lighting,, RAB Lighting,, Sea Gull Lighting,, Spaulding Lighting,, Xenon Architectural Lighting,; oven and refrigerator: GE,; paints/stains/wall finishes: PPG Pittsburgh Paints,; roofing: GAF,; solar energy system: Solar Services,; windows: Climate Guard,