Ames, Iowa - Downtown

Fall 2014

Assignment: Design a comfortable living environment above a retail shop in the heart of Downtown Ames. Do not design the retail store. Just focus on the circulation up to the apartment space.

Approach: My apartment design comfortably suits young central Iowa families while accompanying the urban lifestyle of a small city like Ames, Iowa. A vaulted ceiling creates a large open vertical space to compensate for the narrow twenty-five foot lot. The entirely open south end of the main apartment level uses an open concept design to allow for the residents to invite guests over and maintain a comfortable space. There are also multiple bedrooms to accompany this as well, with a unique balcony space for both bedrooms.