4th Year Undergraduate Project (2016)
The fourth year first semester at Carleton Architecture does a deep dive into the world of housing design. The project that I created for this was a permanent supportive housing model that attempted to challenge many of the entrenched ideas around typical high density housing. I had been told to religiously maximise private space and minimise shared space. I decided to flip that equation by minimising the private space to keep rent as low as possible and placing emphasis on community development within a building with large, desirable shared spaces. I designed this as not just a single building for Ottawa’s Lebreton Flats, but as a template to use when reconsidering building affordable housing throughout the country.