Poplar Manor Apartments, Durham, NC
|Poplar Manor Apartments was slipped among an existing neighborhood of post-war two-story apartment buildings. Existing building forms, massing, and the composition of the building elevations were studied in order to inform this building’s design and maintain visual continuity within the surrounding context.
While at Richard A Gurlitz Architects, Grant Sung was the Design and Project Architect for Poplar Manor, a HUD-financed $3.2 million 72 unit apartment complex off-campus at Duke University.
The complex, due to a very restricted site, is conceived as a single three-story, courtyard-style building with a network of elevated exterior breezeways and stairs connecting the one– and two– bedroom units on the upper floors.
Completed: July, 1998