Located on a parcel with a creek at the rear lot line, the University Park Residence strives to respond to its unique context. In an established neighborhood where most of the dwellings are traditional in design, the form of the forward-facing garage “building” presents a simple gabled elevation to the street.
The main building volume is characterized by exposed steel structure and large areas of glazing. In response to the natural setting of the creek and foliage, a visual connection with the site is created from all living areas. A straightforward exposed structural system and simple, honest materials create a refined and serene environment, complementing the natural strengths of the site.