Like single-family residences, multifamily homes support a complex matrix of user living needs and preferences—in a higher-density context with shared facilities and spaces.
In designing multifamily projects, Congleton Architect first incorporates the elements of the residence unit, then superimposes criteria of community and social spaces versus private and protected areas. Multifamily designs are usually strictly governed by zoning and building regulations, as well as site conditions.
Separating pedestrian areas from vehicular circulation is often the first step in creating a harmonious environment around the dwelling unit and shared areas. Creating individuality and definition of the unit follows, to avoid monotony often associated with multifamily construction.
Selected projects include a transitional housing project, a two-parcel planned mix-use development, and a fifty-eight unit townhouse complex.