The Ridge at Chenal Valley

Garden Apartment

The Ridge at Chenal Valley

The Ridge at Chenal Valley Garden Apartment

2012 Grand Aurora Award (Rental Apartment Community – density less than 15 units per acre)

2012 Grand Aurora Award (Recreational Facility – Community Clubhouse)

The Ridge at Chenal Valley  is a garden style apartment community  positioned  on top of a ridge.  The challenge was to develop a design solution that took advantage of the views while working  with the site’s topography.  Under these conditions, buildings with large footprints would not have worked as well with these very steep grades. Our solution was to create split level buildings.  By creating  building configurations that placed three stories at the front and four stories at the rear, each building took advantage of its placement on the site to maximize the number of apartments, while minimizing the building footprint. An additional benefit was that fewer grading modifications were required, since the buildings were designed to work naturally with the topography. more about The Ridge at Chenal Valley's Clubhouse.


Project Facts

  • Units: 312
  • Site Area: 21 acres
  • Density: 14.9 u/a