Willow Glen Apartments

Housing Authority of Columbus Georgia, Columbus, Georgia

According to HACG, this sloping triangular site was transformed into one of the most successful HUD funded housing projects ever completed in the area. Today the units are still completely full. The site contains a club house and thirty 750sf one-bedroom units.

The Owner requested 2WR develop an approach to housing that would assist in creating a new identity. This was accomplished via the utilization of multiple visual tools in the development of concepts to illustrate the design approach. Cost effective materials, exposed steel, and use of color create a collective exterior language that inspires while also allowing for individuality. Front porches and balconies provide not only outdoor interaction opportunities, but also assist in shading the exterior of the buildings during warm summer months. A simple floor plan module and generic interiors also allow for flexible decorating options.

Building Area: varies per building

Construction Cost: $2,800,000

Delivery Method: Design Bid Build 

Date of Completion: 2009