The Crossings at 4th and Preston

Single Room Occupancy Housing

2012 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Central Virginia AIA

“This project presents a housing block with a social mission that reinforces the density and urbanity of an important corner in Charlottesville. The solution is careful in the selection of the materials and clearly refuses to replicate historic patterns to establish a contextual framework. The steel I-beams frame the blue tile fabric in a classical modern gesture to create shelters and entrances. The jury was most impressed with the expression of the building that houses the public programs at the corner of 4th and Preston….. The program and the rigor of the layout is worthy of special consideration. The clarity and contemporary expression in the implementation of this culturally important program shows an important path in the re-densification and the advancement of a more sustainable city.”