Client Name: Solvera
Size: 36 units
Location: Durango, CO
Year Complete/Project Status: Completed October 2019.
Scope of Work: Rezoning, Entitlements, Design Architect, Architect of Record, Green Communities Facilitator
Lumien II is the first LIHTC development to provide Permanent Supportive Housing in Southwest Colorado. The 3-story 36 unit building is a sister project to the 50-unit Lumien which was completed in 2015. The Mountain Modern architectural style of Lumien II lends it a unique contemporary flair while coordinating seamlessly with the slightly more traditional look of Lumien. Along with the VOA Senior Housing to the south, together the two Lumien buildings create a strong sense of community by ensconcing a safe courtyard where seniors, adults, & children can play and congregate.
Keeping in mind the high proportion of seniors and people with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in the project, interior spaces (wide & well-lit corridors) and interior finishes (lively and varying colors) were carefully chosen to ease cognitive stress and create defensible spaces.
City of Durango
La Plata County
Manna Soup Kitchen
La Plata Homes Fund
Colorado Division of Housing