Shaded balconies and blocks of color animate the modern stucco facade, which complements downtown Albuquerque’s urban aesthetic.
Downspouts on the building’s courtyard-facing side funnel rainwater from the roof into a 5,000-gallon underground cistern, which supplies almost 60% of landscape irrigation needs.
The 66-unit apartment building sits on a two-thirds-acre former brownfield across the street from the new Alvarado Transportation Center, a bus and train hub.
The open plan ensures a view of the outdoors from the kitchen. Kitchen and bath flooring is FloorScore-certified Armstrong BioBased Tile, which is polyvinyl chloride-free and made with 10% pre-consumer recycled limestone.
The lobby’s two-story volume is a cheerful gathering space with adjacent community room. Its ceramic tile flooring contains 40% recycled content.