As a Portland infill demonstration project, this development consists of two 1,600 SF attached units, placed at right angles on a 50’x100’ corner lot. The L shaped building plan allows each unit more individuality, reduces the shared common wall area, and creates surprisingly large private yards. The 90 degree unit orientation also allows for more windows, with bright, airy interiors.
Aimed at building equity for area residents, the units were sold to low-income first-time home buyers. Awarded both LEED and Earth Advantage gold certification, the homes have high performance, well-insulated shells and energy efficient mechanical systems that reduce utility costs and increase comfort and durability. Read article.
Keyan does an exceptional job of maintaining focus on often competing tasks of managing costs, creating sustainable and healthy buildings, and ensuring the spaces within those buildings are functional, attractive and easily livable.
Travis Phillips, PCRI