︎Collective Domesticity:
    A New Prototype for Collective Housing

Design Excellence Award Recepient,
Academic Year 2019-2020
Spring, 2020
In collaboration with Gable Bostic

Our project addresses collectivity in both a formal and social sense, existing between the commercial and residential scales present in the St. Johns neighborhood that straddles the I-35 corridor, a normative American condition. A diversity of programs and multigenerational living create an inherently diverse community. A courtyard typology is leveraged to negotiate the spectrum of private and shared spaces. Volumes, comprising multiple housing units ranging from studio apartments to four bedrooms, penetrate a commercial plinth that circulates residents and mechanical systems. The use of heavy timber ensures an equitable use of resources while also imbuing a familiar material character.