Render of building

Published: 2023

/ Student Work


Located at 2000 S. Industrial Hwy, our site aims to provide affordable housing and services for families and individuals looking to live with other people. This site is currently home to the Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) main office, parking for maintenance vehicles, maintenance department, gas pumps, and charging stations for City EVs. Our group decided to develop a mixed-use building to bring the community together in one location and draw connections between residence, neighborhood, and environment. Keeping the AAHC and all maintenance facilities on the north side allows for easier access for the people who work there, as well as maintaining easy access to the water tower on site. We hope to connect residents to the natural environment by providing different scales of outdoor space within the building. There is a ground-level courtyard for residents and visitors to interact with, a second-floor courtyard mainly for residents to use and access their units, and all south-facing units have a terrace that provides a bigger more private outdoor space within your unit/home. Sprinkled throughout the building, there are two-story voids to be used by residents and their guests as an open-air lounge, spaces to host private parties/events, as well as gardening.




Karel Venegas-Cabrera, Xin (Lindsay) Li and Yikai Su


Ellie Abrons and Meredith Miller