As subconsultant to architects Tise Design Associates, DTC provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering design services for the redevelopment of the Farnam Courts housing project in New Haven, CT. The project was compartmentalized into two separate phases to erect two different styles of housing facilities.
Designs for the first phase of the new public housing community included the complete demolition of existing buildings and construction of two new five-story midrise buildings with 94 units totaling 127,534 square feet.
The first of these buildings was designed to include a large retail space on its first floor, as well as a common laundry area, sizable lobby, and handicapped accessible units for living. The upper four floors were designed solely for housing purposes. Its sister building was designed purely as a residential facility on each of its five floors.
In addition to these two midrise buildings, the second phase of construction included the design of a common community building and ten smaller townhouses containing 111 housing units, collectively.