Normandie Supportive Housing

The design creates an easily replicated model for quickly and efficiently delivering high-quality supportive housing. Customized, once-used shipping containers are used to create 75 apartment units in the five-story complex, which will also include on-site counseling and community services. The design takes full advantage of the compact site, creating an appropriate multi-family scale for the transitional neighborhood.

Within the secure, dense format, the complex creates open environments with natural light, outdoor spaces and a rooftop deck. Lightwells, passive ventilation, photovoltaic cells and shading is expected to reduce fossil fuel energy consumption, while biofiltration basins will help recycle stormwater. In every way, the project avoids a “shelter environment,” creating an uplifting facility that will provide safe, comfortable homes for at-risk people transitioning to new lives.