Morgan City Senior Housing is a collection of 44 affordable units for low-income residents ages 55 and older. Set on a large site, the building expands to create a vibrant courtyard space to be shared by residents for leisure, recreation, and gardening. By dividing the building in half and shifting all circulation to the exterior, the single-loaded circulation allows for double-sided units that provide the residents with natural light into their living rooms and bedrooms.
The use of color and texture on the façade highlights three stacked volumes, the uppermost of which provides shelter for the hinged entryway and exterior walkways. Further articulation of the apartment entries on the courtyard faces of the building offer space for signage and help to distinguish the units from one another. As a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project, the building follows National Green Building Standards for energy efficiency.
Photo Credit: Leonid Furmansky
Multifamily Residential | 40,500 SF | Morgan City, LA
2023 AIA Louisiana Honor Award
2023 AIA New Orleans Merit Award
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Morgan City Senior Affordable Housing