Urbanize & Reinvigorate

A retrospective look at the Rain Garden Apartments

  • Project

    Rain Garden Apartments

  • Status

    Completed, 2014

  • Location

    Winter Haven, FL

  • Services

    Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design

A bold expression of ‘Regional Modernism.’

[Reinvigorate] human activity in a devoid downtown setting by offering up urban options in the burgeoning small town atmosphere of Winter Haven, Florida.

• Multiplied by nine modern units.
• Begged for by the spirit of human hope.
• Weaved into individual dwellings as well as public surroundings.

We’ve reinvigorated both people and place with this new ‘first in three decades’ multi-family mainstay. A bold expression of regional modernism showcasing randomized vertical fins which adapt the building to both site and climate by offering shade and privacy. A sense of openness assists the expression of generosity back to the city. The architecture is both modest and striking—not an easy combination of qualities to achieve.

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It was thrilling to be able to offer residents in this small town a new option for urban living.

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A bold expression of regional modernism showcasing randomized vertical fins which adapt the building to both site and climate by offering shade and privacy. A sense of openness assists the expression of generosity back to the city. The architecture is both modest and striking—not an easy combination of qualities to achieve.

Project Details

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  • Site
    1.7
    Acre
  • Size
    13k
    SF
  • Completed
    2014
  • Architect
    [STRANG] Design
  • Interior Design
    [STRANG] Design
  • Landscape Design
    [STRANG] Design
  • Team
    Jason Adams, Max Strang, Jordan Johnson
  • General Contractor
    Whitehead Construction
  • Photography
    Claudio Manzoni, Calder Wilson
  • Accolades
    AIA Florida Merit Award for Masonry in Design (2014)
    AIA Miami Honor Award of Excellence for Residential Architecture (2015)

It’s true the building leased up quickly, and more than that, we feel a sense of pride from the newly infused activity on the streetscape—that may just become the unanticipated legacy of this project.