Mixed Use + Housing
Adaptive reuse is important to preserve the embodied carbon in construction materials, leading to the adage “the greenest building is an existing building.” In this project, supportive housing for patients living with AIDS needed to be updated to provide private units instead of shared living areas and dormitory-style bedrooms. The program demanded a fresh look at the entry sequence, common areas, and individual apartments. Color enlivens the hallway with individual entrances in a rainbow of colors for identity and wayfinding.
unabridged Architecture, Architect
Coast Energy Solutions, Mechanical
Open Doors Homeless Coalition, Grantee
South Mississippi AIDS Task Force, Client