Architecture, Interiors, MEP Engineering
Formerly named the Maggie Walker Apartments, St. Luke Apartments comprises of 496 affordable one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes in Henrico County, VA. It was built in 1982 as a garden style apartment community and was recently purchased by long-term Warehaus client SAA|EVI.
Warehaus re-envisoned the deteriorating apartment complex as a community-focused neighborhood in which residents have opportunities for meaningful interaction through purposely-designed and strategically located public spaces such as shared porches between apartment blocks, a central greenway that serves as a town square, and recreational areas for picnics, play and sports.
A community garden was proposed as an urban food desert intervention and trails and sidewalks were re-configured in order to create a safe, healthy, and pedestrian-centered community.
The interior of the apartment complexes were also upgraded using healthier and more durable materials and the units’ mechanical and plumbing systems were upgraded for energy efficiency.