Renovation of an existing 50-unit senior citizens' 3-story apartment building. The architect's
mission was to provide much-needed upgrades to the physical plant, including a complete
roof retrofit by adding a standing seam metal roof over a single-ply flat roof which constantly
leaked, to improve serviceability and aesthetic character.
Renovations of 4 units were made to fully comply with ADA accessibility requirements as well as numerous mechanical
and electrical upgrades. A new Sun Room/Foyer Lounge was added to the main entrance to accommodate the residents
who previously would shun the community room because of its uninviting and isolated character for the crowded yet
sun-lit building vestibule. Now groups of residents can enjoy the comings and goings of visitors in the new room,
similar to a hotel lobby.
A significant challenge to the project was the phased implementation required due to the fact that the residents
were still occupying the building throughout the construction period.