Rosa Parks Apartments is a 94-unit community-based affordable rental apartment
development consisting of 8 buildings scattered across 21 city lots. It was
critical that the buildings be economical to build and sustainable for long-term
operation and maintenance.
used for the project allowed the building system to be tight and energy
efficient, largely due to the size of the panels, allowing for reduced exterior
joints. The insulated wall panels featured cast-in brick on the street facades
and a painted brick pattern on the rear. The different colors of the brick
panels blend in well with the surrounding neighborhood at the different
locations and contrast nicely with the bay windows.
Due to the
location, one challenge for this project was maintaining security during
construction. Precast allowed the builders to place the panels, install the
windows and doors, and secure the building quickly with minimal weather