Architects Alaska took on the meaningful project of renovating a series of low-income housing properties, with a keen lens focused on the rich historical contexts embedded within each structure. Noteworthy among them, the Leggat and Boulevard Apartments stand not merely as buildings but as poignant markers of their respective communities’ rich histories. The challenge lay in preserving the tangible legacies encapsulated within these structures while ensuring vital modernizations were seamlessly integrated, paying homage to the past while securing functionality for the future.
The comprehensive renovation covered interior modifications to ensure mobile and audio/visual accessibility, updating community spaces to meet accessibility guidelines, roof replacements, mechanical system upgrades, and electrical system enhancements. The properties involved were diverse in their architecture and scope.
Each of these properties not only serves as a residence but as a hub for the elderly, financially and physically challenged members of these communities, offering communal gathering spaces, laundry facilities, and administrative offices. By respecting and integrating the historic fabric of these buildings, Architects Alaska ensured that the renovations not only met modern standards but also preserved the unique character and legacy of each property.
Butte Properties: Rosalie Manor, Elm Street, Leggat Apartments, Silverbow Homes
Bozeman Properties: Boulevard Apartments, Darlinton Manor
Livingston Properties: Sherwood Apartments, AW Miles Building