David Baker Architects, San Francisco, California
REG. NO. 1BF493
Reweaving the Urban Fabric with New Homes + Community
Rapidly growing urban populations will continue to increase the demand for dense, diverse, urban centers in the United States. This demand poses an opportunity for city planners, urban designers, and architects alongside urban residents to develop strategies to better design and construct livable, beautiful, urban environments that remain affordable and responsive to residents needs. QUILT Atlanta addresses the need for a diversity of affordable and market-rate housing options that address fundamental needs of shelter while simultaneously offering vibrant indoor and outdoor spaces for community gathering, education, shopping, eating, gardening, and physical activity. Realizing that the most successful housing designs are not those that solely focus on the development of housing, this proposal incorporates an understanding of deep sustainability and ecological design practices at the scale of the building, site, and neighborhood. Furthermore, it capitalizes on the strength of existing socially oriented programs in Atlanta, specifically programs invested in urban agricultural activities that advance job creation, economic impact, and the production of healthy foods for all.