Hilltop Terrace

This project involved a renovation of an existing 35,000 sf. ft. affordable housing apartment complex.  The primary goals of the project were to create an attractive multi-family community and to incorporate cost effective energy efficiency and green building features.  Included in the apartment renovations were:


•Building envelope improvements such as Energy Star metal roofs, shading canopies, additional insulation and new stucco

•Healthy interior finishes and Energy Star Appliances

•Accessibility improvements

•Water catchment and passive irrigation through rain gardens

•Site improvements such as new paving and improved site access

We also designed a new 1,000 sq. ft. community building.  This building creates a focal point for residents to congregate for both community meetings and informal interactions.  Community Building features include:

•Solar electric array to power community building and site electrical demand.

•Community Room

•Playground and outdoor patio

•Kitchenette, computer desks, manager’s office

•Laundry and exercise rooms.