The site of the Andy at 18th and Patterson near the University of Oregon had several old houses that were moved to allow for the project to begin. The Andy is a 4-story student housing development near the University of Oregon. The goal of the project is to create a place where seamless connections and interactions occur between the residents. To achieve this, the main public areas overlook and open onto an interior courtyard. The U-shaped building is oriented to create a south-facing courtyard.
This shared outdoor space allows light and air to flow through the site. The articulated exterior will be clad in durable, low-maintenance materials. Key features will include increased insulation, high-performance glazing, sun shades and passive cooling. In addition, a series of swales will help mediate stormwater run-off and provide landscaping. With amenities such as private balconies and entrances, skillfully crafted public spaces and day-lit units, 18th & Patterson is an example of a high-density infill housing project that will serve as a local model for sustainable housing.
The Andy by 2fORM Architecture
Architect: Richard Shugar AIA, LEED AP
Project Lead: Dannon Canterbury, Associate AIA, LEED AP
General Contractor: Andersen Construction