Diverse in scale, character and visual expression, CCA’s work has won many AIA and industry design awards for excellence. Embracing the use of technology and sustainable practices, the firm’s projects create exceptionally humane environments. CCA’s design philosophy emphasizes: a clear expression of the client’s program challenges (on-site workshop process); a comprehensive micro-master planning analysis of the character of the site’s surroundings, respect for the subtle qualities of the land, and the need for honoring a sense of place. CCA takes a holistic approach to site planning, architecture and interiors. This connects people with ideas, reinforcing space that encourages interaction and learning. The firm’s work is recognized for its commitment to simplicity of structure and building form. Energy efficient practices include optimizing the buildings orientation to control solar loads while maximizing daylighting and natural ventilation. Other sustainable features include high performance building envelopes, the use of local indigenous materials and an implementation of community driven solutions.
With a special expertise in Low and Moderate Mixed Income Housing Developments (30%, 50%, 60%, and 80% of AMI) CCA can offer creative designs for: Transitional and Work Force Housing, Independent Senior Living, Housing Specifically designed for the Mentally and Physically Disable; Disadvantaged Singles, Couples / Roommates and Families; on-site supportive services (case managers), medical, mental health, substance treatment and childcare programs. Our team of qualified Architects has completed some of the most successful Mixed Income Housing Projects that contained Zoning, Design, Development, Neighborhood Consensus, Municipal and HUD Approvals. Project funding sources are usually made available once our client has received a Tax Credit Award or a volume limited Tax-Free Bond Award.
Past funding sources included:
CCA’s clients include some of the regions most respected for-profit and not-for-profit affordable housing developers, City and County Housing Authorities, and LIHTC / HUD financed equity investors. Relevant projects that have multiple funding sources follow: