Multifamily Design Innovations: Innovative Structural Systems

Sponsored by TAMLYN

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe design strategies for opening multifamily projects to the community while still maintaining safety and security.
  2. Explain strategies for manipulating a building’s section to achieve higher densities within existing height restrictions.
  3. Define innovative structural systems that can open up the floor plates of multifamily housing projects.
  4. Discuss design approaches for breaking down the mass and impact of large, horizontal housing projects.


1 AIA LU/Elective
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Originally published in March 2017