Rochester 
Request for Proposal
Team: Louis Martin & Rachel Keenan

Located in Rochester, MN the team was approached by CommonBond Communities to help develop a concept plan for the 0.85 acres downtown Rochester. The existing site hosts a parking ramp that has structural footings for an additional 8 stories plus an amenity roof deck. As a team, we developed a concept that would bring affordable housing to downtown Rochester and promote a needed diversity
of housing options. 

Site challenges included:

  • Tight, urban infill site

  • Creating a visible and attractive entrance for the apartment building at grade

  • Working within the existing structure to service the building

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Concept iterations
We wanted to match the existing Rochester downtown aesthetic with long lines and  different masses
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