Alta Westheimer

Houston, Texas

Alta Westheimer is a decidedly modern take on an urban form, surface parked, sloped roof multifamily apartment building. The project yields a very efficient 44 unit per acre density in a 3 and 4-story configuration with an average unit size of 900 square feet. The site is located outside the loop in Houston on Westheimer Road between Jeanetta Street and Westerland Drive on an eight lane divided stretch of Westheimer Road that has high vehicular traffic and no pedestrian scale. To mitigate this special attention was paid to the placement of units facing Westheimer and a buffering wall that partially screens the entry court and street facing residential units from the bustling activity on Westheimer.