Monthly archives: January, 2012

On Street Parking – Creating There There.

Multifamliy architecture at CityView

  There is a huge difference between living on a street and living on a parking lot. It is that simple.  When built in 200 plus unit apartment projects, multifamily housing projects can quickly become brutal in their lack of a sense of place.  The design strategy of creating a gated community or a cul-de-sac project that …

Living Over the Garage – Carriage house made new

Breezeway at Carriage House Apartment Building Courtyard side

    Multifamily housing rarely sees anything new but more common is that ideas are lost and then found again. The design at CityView in North Kansas City, Missouri, looked to renew or find many lost ideas and update them to a new market and a new tenant profile that was emerging in this near …

Roadside Architecture in KC

Roadside Architecture rendering of Gomers

  Roadside Architecture is rare in Kansas City even more rare is New Roadside architecture. The Gomer’s Wine and Liquor Store franchise has a long history in Kansas City and when the existing store was slated to be torn down to make way for a new shopping center the owner Tom Stacey wanted to do …