Verde Apartments at Howard Square | Howard County, MD

Howard Square is a LEED Gold 4-story apartment complex surrounding a 5-story parking garage.  The design of the building creates four private courtyards for the residents to enjoy.  One of the courtyards is multi-level in order to solve the following issues: Architectural FFE constraints, utility conflicts and ADA accessibility.  This courtyard anchors the main public entrance to the complex with a swimming pool and outdoor fireplace sitting area.   Another has a boardwalk /deck as a focal point creating a natural feel in an urban setting.  The deck is effective in allowing access to an ESD drain for maintenance and making a pleasant space for the residence.