This affordable housing project, designed to meet the requirements for HUD funding, involves constructing 74 apartment units in a pair of new three-story buildings adjacent to an existing 15-story residential Housing Authority tower. Working with the Indianapolis Housing Authority and developer Flaherty & Collins, the design team sought to integrate the existing tower into a medium density neighborhood with a residential scale and character. The design ties the buildings together with the use of a new internal tree-lined street flanked by the buildings and the soon-to-be renovated tower. The contemporary architectural detailing, provision of a large community services area on the ground floor, and walkable community plan provide a unique and appealing option for the Housing Authority’s residents.
LOCATION: Indianapolis, Indiana
CLIENT: Indianapolis Housing Authority, Flaherty & Collins
SIZE: 74 apartment units in a pair of three-story buildings, units range from a 671-square-foot, one- bedroom unit to a 969-square-foot, two-bedroom plan
LRK SERVICES: architecture