The Residences at Eastport

Building Area: 55,000 s.f. New; 13,000 s.f. Renovation

Date of Completion: Fall 2011

Type: Renovation & New Construction

Location: Knoxville, TN

Budget: $9,800,000

Challenge: Renovate the Eastport Elementary School (ca.1930)
and construct new buildings on the adjacent property to provide 85 one-bedroom
apartments for low-income senior citizens.

Solution: The design respects the existing building
by using similar massing and organization for the new construction, rather
than attempt to stylistically imitate the school. The four new buildings
are arranged around secured courtyards accessible to the residents and
their guests. The arrangement mimics the courtyard established by the
existing school building, creating secure points of entry and outdoor
spaces that are shared by the apartment occupants. The site design allows
for a relatively compact and efficient development footprint while maximizing
daylight access for the apartments. We are proud that this project was
the first in Knoxville to receive Platinum certification under LEED for
Homes | Multi-family.

Joint Venture with Sanders Pace Architecture