An increasing number of underused office buildings are being converted into residential dwellings to address a worsening housing shortage that is causing rents to rise and driving up home prices. This session will explore the opportunities and challenges of the adaptive reuse of existing office buildings into apartments through a case study approach. Attendees will walk through the process from due diligence through construction, including the assessment of the building for future residential use, analysis of the opportunity to maximize rentable square footage, strategies for bringing natural light and ventilation into living spaces, treatment of the facade, design of common areas and amenities, surrounding neighborhood context, and more.
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Soto Architecture & Urban Design