San Diego Architect Chooses Party Spaces Over Amenities

September 25, 2017
Rooftop lounge and view, photo: StockSnap via Pixabay
For today's multifamily projects, versatile party spaces make sense Photo: StockSnap via Pixabay)

San Diego-based architect Mike Burnett advocated for including versatile party spaces in multi-family apartment projects at forum for the San Diego County Apartment Association and CCIM commercial real estate group, the Los Angeles Times reports.

“We don’t do big infrastructure things — pools, gyms, all the other things that cost a lot to maintain,” said Burnett, architect at the award-winning Foundation for Form. “We find only 5 to 10 percent of the people use them for the first couple of months.”

Burnett’s other suggestions for multi-family builders and developers included placing ADA-compliant housing at ground level to avoid needing an elevator, prioritizing pocket parks and public spaces, and building inclusive, affordable units.

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