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PROJECT // Queen Manor, Dover Housing Authority
LOCATION
Dover, Delaware

DESIGN SOLUTION
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.



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