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SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Project Description:

This senior studio project is the design of a mixed use building, which is not only functional but has distinct character or visual concept and will explore the idea of an integrated, sustainable design. The goal is to explore ways that design can enhance people’s lives through the lens of Sustainability, embodying the ideas of health and wellness and community. The focus of the project is to create a design concept and conceptual design project expressing Sustainable Design.

RENDERINGS:
Site View
Site View

Seaside Heights builds a community whose priority is health and sustainability. It encourages movement whether you are indoors or outdoors. The community studio room off the gym allows member of the community to get together and have a healthy lifestyle. The walkways through the green roof on the building and around the site lead to gathering spots for the community members to use also helps to encourage active living.

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Jucie Bar
Jucie Bar

This sustainable mixed-use business is adjacent to the community gym on the first floor of our project. It uses locally sourced fruits and vegetables to produce menu items. Customers can purchase a reusable cup for their juice or smoothie that if they bring back to use when they return will receive a discount on their order. This juice bar can also be an opportunity for tenants living in the building to have work opportunities if needed.

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Roof Terrace 2
Roof Terrace 2

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Site View
Site View

Seaside Heights builds a community whose priority is health and sustainability. It encourages movement whether you are indoors or outdoors. The community studio room off the gym allows member of the community to get together and have a healthy lifestyle. The walkways through the green roof on the building and around the site lead to gathering spots for the community members to use also helps to encourage active living.

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CONCEPT:

Seaside Heights is a mixed-use apartment building that promotes community wide active living and healthy lifestyle by creating a comfortable and inviting environment for all people. The building is located in Downtown Milford, right off the Long Island Sound. Seaside Heights encourages community by promoting movement whether you are indoors or outdoors and promoting healthier food choices. These community goals are incorporated throughout the building using spaces that focus on group active living and locally sources organic produce in the projects juice bar. Seaside Heights emphasizes Milford’s natural environment by using large windows that give views of the Long Island Sound and brings more open green space back to very developed downtown.

FURNITURE PLANS: 
RENDERED FLOOR PLAN MAIN
RENDERED FLOOR PLAN MAIN

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RENDERED FLOOR PLAN APARTMENT
RENDERED FLOOR PLAN APARTMENT

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Roof Plan
Roof Plan

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RENDERED FLOOR PLAN MAIN
RENDERED FLOOR PLAN MAIN

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DIMENSION MAIN LEVEL PLAN: 
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SITE PLAN:
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CODES PLAN:
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BUILDING SECTION:
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MATERIAL SELECTIONS:
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Juice Bar

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Fitness Center

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Playroom

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Tenant Lobby

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Tenant Apartment

SUSTAINABILITY/WELLNESS:
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PROCESS & DIAGRAMS:
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Concept Diagram

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Pattern Map

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Relationship Diagram

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Criteria & Adjacency Matrix

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Relationship Nodes

MILFORD RESEARCH:
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HISTORY

  • The area was occupied by indigenous peoples for thousands of years

  • English colonists affiliated with the contemporary New Haven Colony purchased land which today comprises Milford, Orange, and West Haven on Feb. 1, 1639, from Ansantawae, Chief of the local Paugusset

  • Because of its location on the Long Island Sound, during the late 19th century, Milford also became known as a beach resort for residents of New Haven and Bridgeport

  • In the post-World War II period, Milford—like many Connecticut towns—underwent significant suburbanization. Interstate 95 was routed through town, and the Milford section was completed in 1958

  • The 1960’s and 1970’s witnessed the construction of the Connecticut Post Mall, one of the state’s largest shopping malls, and the extensive commercial development of the town’s stretch of the Boston Post Road.

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • According to the 2010 census Demographic Profile data, there were 51,271 people living in 21,017 housing units of which 13,534 were counted as family households

  • 58.8% of the population ranges in age from 18-65 years old

  • The racial make of up Milford is 86.9% White, 3.3% Black, 6.8% Asian, 5.8% Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% Native American

  • 42.6% of the population has a Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Milford has 21,698 households, and 2.41 people per household

  • Median household income is $91,783. Per capita income in the past 12 months was $50,037

GEOGRAPHY/ECOLOGY

  • Milford has a total of 25.13 square miles, of which 21.91 square miles is land and 3.23 square miles is water

  • Milford’s Devon neighborhood is located at the mouth of the Housatonic River near Stratford, and features the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center overlooking the estuary

  • Milford has over 14 miles of shoreline facing the Long Island Sound, the most of any town in Connecticut

  • Milford owns three islands in the Housatonic River: Fowler Island, Duck Island, and Nells Island

  • Charles Island, which is part of the Silver Sands State Park, and it has a protected bird nesting ground.

ECONOMY

  • 66.9% of the population in the civilian labor force age 16 years and older

  • 62.2% of the population in the civilian labor force is female

  • The median value of owner-occupied housing units in Milford is $312,500

  • The median gross rent in Milford is $1,580

  • Distribution of house sales: 44 homes for less than $100,000; 123 homes ranging from $100,000-$199,999; 211 home ranging from $200,000-$299,999; 132 homes ranging from $300,000-$399,999; and 96 homes ranging $400,000 or more

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POSTER PRESENTATION
Studio VI Final Presentation
Studio VI Final Presentation

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Studio VI Final Presentation2

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Studio VI Final Presentation8

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Studio VI Final Presentation
Studio VI Final Presentation

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