Urbanize

& Reinvigorate

A retrospective look at the Raingarden Apartments

  • Project
    Raingarden
  • Status
    Under Construction
    Complete
  • Location
    Winter Haven, FL
  • Services
    Architecture
    Interior Design
    Landscape Design

A bold expression of “Regional Modernism.”

[Reinvigorate] human activity in a devoid downtown setting by offering up urban options in the burgeoning small town atmosphere of Winter Haven, Florida.

- A new sense of activity on the streetscape.
- The first ‘multi-family’ development in the area in over three decades.
- Slender columns represent an adaptation of the building to its site and climate.

Set upon an urban block devoid of practically any street engagement, this 9-unit rental apartment building aimed to reinvigorate the downtown of a small community in Central Florida. The project is only one block away from the epicenter of downtown and represents the first new ‘multi-family’ development in the downtown area in over three decades. Residents were finally given a new option for urban living in this small town and the building leased up quickly.

“It was thrilling to be able to offer residents in this small town a new option for urban living.”

- Max Strang

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The north elevation of the building features a series of randomized vertical fins. These slender columns represent an adaptation of the building to its site and climate as they offer shading and privacy. Additionally, the sequence of spaces from the street enables both a private lifestyle and a sense of openness while expressing a generosity back to the city. The architecture is both modest and striking, not an easy combination of qualities to achieve.

Project Details

  • Site
    1.6
    Acre
  • Size
    13K
    SF
  • STATUS
    Pending
    Complete
ARCHITECT

[STRANG] Design

INTERIOR DESIGN

[STRANG] Design

TEAM

Jason Adams, Max Strang, Jordan Johnson

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

[STRANG] Design

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Whitehead Construction

PHOTOGRAPHY

Claudio Manzoni, Calder Wilson

ACCOLADES

AIA Florida Merit Award for Masonry in Design (2014)
AIA Miami Honor Award of Excellence for Residential Architecture (2015)