Yolanda Court consists of twelve – one bedroom units ranging in size from 650 – 700 square feet. A variety of design strategies were implemented to give the building a residential quality. A traditional sloped roof was used. The roof line was varied and gables were added over the windows and doors. Residential style siding was chosen with vinyl shakes proposed to enhance the gable ends. Two colours of vinyl lap siding in muted natural tones were chosen for the exterior to visually reduce the mass of the walls. Individual entrances provide the apartments with a townhouse feel and lend a residential character to the building. Each unit is accessed off grade by a front stoop. The front stoops were oversized so that they could also double as small patios for the units. There are nine foot ceilings on the main floor units and vaulted ceilings in the kitchens and living areas of the second floor units.
Project Type: Residential Project Size: 10,882 ft2 / 1,011 m2 Client / Owner: John Jacob Developments Contractor: John Jacob Developments Our Role: CRP, Architect, Building Envelope Consultant