HHL Architects, in collaboration with ASA Architects of El Paso, TX, designed this mixed-use low income housing project for local artists and their families. The City of El Paso, along with local foundations, pursued Artspace Projects, Inc. to develop a new mixed-use residential complex to complement the growing urban arts community.
Influenced by modern art and architecture, as well as the former industrial heritage of El Paso, HHL Architects & ASA Architects developed a unique and modern industrial design as a focal point and compelling ‘entry’ to the Northeastern corner of the city’s downtown core. The urban sensitive solution is comprised of a 5-story building containing apartments on the upper floors, exterior corridors and decks, gallery space, and community ”storefront” facilities on the ground floor. Parking is provided under the upper stories in the central courtyard.
Fifty one- and two- bedroom live/work loft apartments are provided for artists, with large windows for ample daylight. Artspace worked closely with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs on this innovative and affordable housing project.