Mixed-Use Building Architecture & Urban Design at Osterlund Architects
By definition, mixed-use buildings are any location with a diverse shared purpose. A new mixed-use building downtown can include ground-floor retail with street-front restaurants and stores, apartments and offices above, and efficient parking systems below. To be sustainable, a mixed-use building will be efficient in footprint and effective in moving people from top to bottom, from inside to outside and back home again.
We love mixed-use and multi-use building architecture and urban design projects; our business was founded on it. When we weren’t winning work, we were inventing work. We know all the empty parking lots in downtown Raleigh. When we see pavement, we see an opportunity for community. Mixed-use design in the city is sustainable. It connects density with transit and the infrastructure of the city, from public water systems to the latest broadband data providers. Mixed-use architecture is about bringing the world economy to you instead of commuting away from town; it’s about living, working and playing at home.