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#329 - AU - Designing the Future of Multifamily Living
Episode 32911th March 2024 • Archispeak • Evan Troxel & Cormac Phalen
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The Archispeak University (AU) series provides educational content for architects and designers.

In this episode, Sara Schneider of TCA Architects joins us to talk about design trends in multi-family and mixed use project types.

Sara is a veteran in the interior design field with a 20-year background, predominantly in hospitality, now focusing on multifamily residential projects with a mixed-use aspect at TCA.

Located in Irvine, California, with offices in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Honolulu, TCA specializes in creating multifamily residential spaces that offer a blend of luxury, functionality, and community living.

Today Sara discusses the importance of designing for different types of projects including multifamily, mixed-use, and student housing. She emphasizes the incorporation of amenities like outdoor spaces, fitness centers, and community areas that cater to a modern lifestyle, aiming for flexibility and adaptability to cater to various resident needs.

The conversation highlights trends in multifamily living, the long term impact of COVID-19 on design considerations and tenant expectations, and the role of amenities in attracting residents. Sara's insights reveal a shift towards creating multifamily spaces that not only serve functional purposes but also foster a sense of community and well-being, reflecting a broader trend in residential design towards lifestyle-driven amenities.

This episode has been made possible with the generous support of Bromic Heating.

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