Great communities do not occur without committed designers. Brian Smith and Chuck Travis, principals of Urban Design Partners and The Housing Studio, have been an integral part of Meridian Place, and we appreciate their contributions and commitment.
“We have enjoyed working on Meridian Place and the opportunity to address voids in this corridor for places that are truly pedestrian friendly,” said Smith. “The plazas and urban parks that will be a part of the community should be very inviting to residents and neighbors and great places for them to gather,” added Smith.
Similarly Travis also spoke to importance of Meridian Place and the significance of creating a community with a high quality feel and materials. “M Station’s design combines contemporary and transitional elements that fit the evolving context of the area. The building’s masonry and metal exterior panels and roof lines should make a nice statement.”
Parking areas will be clustered away from the street and shielded noted Travis. “Details like this and putting compressor units on the roofs make a big difference,” added Travis. Finally, floorplans and balconies are larger than typical designs noted Travis, and M Station’s amenities fit the creative standards established for Meridian Place.