The mid-size building mass is broken into two volumes that step down, creating a transition between the existing high-rises and low-scale residences. Particular care was taken with the profile of the building to protect the light and views enjoyed by the adjacent buildings. Additionally, bays and color blocks further break the mass into accessible volumes. At the upper level, a bridge spans the courtyard, connecting the two residential blocks.
The new building activates the street edge with three separate lobbies as well as stoop units that connect directly to the surrounding sidewalks.
Throughout the building, breakout nooks provide places for seniors to gather outside of their units. Small furnished pockets with lake and city views afford a chance for rest, visiting, or passively engaging with the greater life of the building.