WAV Community Design
The community design offers unit clusters – each cluster is centered around a courtyard or shared open green area bordered by walkways. The live-work units provide spacious interiors with lots of natural light for artists and affordable housing residents. The design concept was to offer a front door to the city with daylight from two different directions for great natural light and ventilation. The community plaza and gallery space provide a venue for exhibits and performances for the resident artists that enhance the cultural life of the project and the City.
The SHORE building is separately oriented to offer a community of HUD subsidized housing units for 15 formerly homeless households; two of which are reserved for people who have aged out of the Foster care system. Unit sizes range from studio up to 3-bedroom units.
The design of WAV is a collaborative effort led by Adèle Naudé Santos, FAIA, and including Santos Prescott and Associates, Carde · Ten Architects, URS Structural Engineers, Hendrickson Owen Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, RBF Civil Engineers, Jordan, Gilbert and Bain Landscape Architects, Inc. and LEED Consultant Soliterra, LLC.
WAV is LEED Certified
LEED™ is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a green building certification program used worldwide. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings.
For more information on Leed Certification visit: usgbc.org