Avant at the Arboretum
Since municipal codes prohibited traditional wood frame structures, BSB Design utilized an innovative structural system for this four-story wrap building. Precast concrete tilt-up panels satisfied the code and accelerated the construction schedule. The wrap design provides integrated parking and shelters the courtyard pool and recreation area from nearby I-88. The area includes residential and commercial developments, so Avant uses a blend of urban materials and banded color and cladding punctuated by black window bumpouts and balconies. This modern, residential-scale design fits well with the fabric of the neighborhood.