Affordable / Merit
David Baker, FAIA, LEED AP, and Kevin Wilcock, AIA, created a pedestrian-friendly main street through the middle of this affordable housing community—a move the judges applauded. The project combines market-rate apartments with ground-floor, retail-style services, including a library and community center. Exterior public spaces are distinguished from the residential sections with boldly colored geometric wall patterns.
"The challenge," Baker says, "was to make architecture out of the common spaces."