Walla Walla, Washington
This 12-unit townhome project is designed to serve Whitman College juniors and seniors with the goal of encouraging these students to remain on campus during their last years of college. The overarching goal was to create a community-focused setting for students to transition from dorm living to more autonomous living. Each unit is equipped with a full kitchen, including full size appliances, enabling students to prepare their own food. Community amenities include a central shared laundry facility, barbeque area, fire pit, and picnic shelter.
The complex is designed to evoke the feeling of “home” in a neighborhood setting – with front porches and backyards, and on a pedestrian friendly street. With pitched roofs that vary in height and angle, the townhomes exhibit a modern interpretation of a traditional form, while also creating differentiation between units.
Interiors are designed with double-height volumes, plenty of natural light, and connection between spaces. Each unit will be metered individually for energy and water use with data available to residents through their personal devices. The project is net zero ready and will seek LEED for Homes certification.