PDX Commons, a senior co-housing community, is designed to support a unique group of individuals seeking a special mix of efficient sustainable living and neighborliness. The architecture provides comfortable efficient apartments for each family that maximize daylight and ventilation in all units. Common areas encourage community gathering and shared uses which will assist residents with aging in place. The facade, comprised of varied materials and colors, differentiates each unit and knits the building into the neighborhood fabric. A roof terrace provides space for gathering and gardening - an important program for the users, whose voices were integral to the design process.  

Amanda Petretti: Project Architect, Design Team, and Documentation w/ WPA