Port Oram Towers

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This was a project for a developer looking to provide a senior citizen apartment building close to the intersection of Routes 80 and 15 in Wharton, New Jersey. The building was to contain 40 two-bedroom and 160 one-bedroom units, spread out over 10 stories.

The design concept was to provide all the tenants with generous views out of their apartments while providing private areas (such as bedrooms) with smaller windows and public areas (such as living and dining areas) with large areas of glazing. The upper levels were to have balconies to allow direct access to the exterior from the interior.

Each unit was a self sufficient apartment, but apartments were grouped together with a shared public space to create smaller communities within the large building. These design ideas help to take the large scale of the building and break it down into smaller, more manageable relationships.