The entire master plan of Columbia Parc involved inspired teamwork on the part of the lead developer, the design team, area foundations, and the housing authority.
The goal of these affordable senior residences was to offer quality aesthetics in an affordable context.
The project has been touted for many reasons. Among them is awareness of context, with design elements borrowed from old New Orleans.
The site is part of the acreage of the St. Bernard Housing Project, which was damanged by Hurricane Katrina.
The project is the first LEED-Platinum senior project in Louisiana, and one of just 10 in the United States.
Because of the city's flood and hurricane history, buildings were constructed four feet above ground
Inviting community spaces are an essential feature of the residences, encouraging the social interaction that's key for this age group--and for any cohort.