A proposal to create building archetypes, by Project for Pride in Living and partners.
We are proposing the creation of an affordable multi-family platform which would in essence “pre-design” about 75% or 80% of the building. Unit layouts would be standardized as would wall and floor sections. Mechanical, electrical, low voltage, and plumbing systems and layouts would be known in advance. Cabinets, appliances, and fixtures could also be standardized. At a minimum, their locations could be fixed. The colors, styles, and models could and probably would vary as manufacturers frequently change their products. Off-the-shelf, pre-engineered systems, such as elevators and trash chutes, and standard colors would also be encouraged.
Hard Costs, Soft Costs
Download the Create Building Archetypes submission