Does your apartment create a sense of community?

The design of an apartment building is not often discussed in the world of architects. Many developers use cheap materials that will not last very long, amenities are used to attract tenants, and lets face it, usually the rent is the final criteria for those selecting a place to live. However, we take a different approach. Our clients want to create places that are fun to live in, will last a long time, and offer those living there a sense of community.

We have done a lot of multi-family projects over the years with a variety of styles. As our latest project breaks ground in Augusta County, I am wondering which one from the past is a favorite of yours. Let me know which you prefer by commenting below in the comments section.

Duke Garden Renovation


Stone Creek Village



Linden Town Lofts



Timberlake 9.4.13 005
Timberlake Place



waverly place
Waverly Place




5 Comments Add yours

  1. Elizabeth Scott says:

    my vote’s for the Timberlake Place… where is this located?


  2. Anne Nielsen says:

    I don’t like any of them. My current home, Park Apts. is all the cheap, tacky things you mentioned–BUT it has great old trees, native trees, and lots of summer shade, even in the parking lots. Good sidewalks for walking dogs, and reasonably good lighting, down lights that allow some view of the night sky, even in the middle of Harrisonburg.


  3. Timberlake Place is located in Charlottesville’s Historic Woolen Mills Neighborhood


  4. Anne, you might visit Timberlake. We have a conservation area where we saved all the existing trees (there were no old trees outside the conservation area). All the sidewalks and buildings are designed around universal design concepts allowing mobility for all abilities to all spaces. We also saved a historic house and took it back to a house from an office space. The project is also EarthCraft multi-family certified (energy-efficient, healthy, and durable).


  5. william hale says:

    Have been meaning to tell you that Waverly is a new aesthetic standard in town of Louisa. Site gave everyone paise, I’m guessing, but long term bet is good with that community. typical Louisa (county) reaction right now is that it’s ‘much too good.’ Don’t know about the internal liveability buy am glad you’re so clearly addressing it.
    My reaction from the street is much like the one I’ve always enjoyed when passing StoneCreek on the Scottsville Rd, I smile in appreciation of its gracefulness. Wm


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