When ‘Home’ Beckons: Creating A Warm Welcome In Multifamily Design

March 26, 2021


With its decades-long legacy of shaping city skylines and neighborhoods with elegant multifamily buildings, Taylor Johnson client Lucien Lagrange Studio knows a thing or two about using architectural elements to create street-level presence and a warm welcome for residents. We pitched a byline to Multifamily Executive from My-Nga Lam, design principal at the Chicago-based firm, discussing important design considerations to elevate the sequence of arriving at a multifamily property – starting with seeing the building from a distance and continuing through the moment of transitioning from a public sidewalk into a private lobby. Read the full column for her insights on how everything from facade choice to exterior lighting can be used to bring about the warmth, comfort and security that signal ‘home.’

 

At 8000 North, a Lucien Lagrange Studio-designed rental community under construction in Skokie, a three-sided courtyard creates a semi-private zone where residents arrive home.


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