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M+A to work with Miller Valentine Group on Summit Estates

  • FEBRUARY 15, 2013
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M+A Architects, in collaboration with Miller Valentine Group out of Cincinnati, Ohio and Kleingers Associates Civil Engineers, has been selected as the Architect for a new development in Cincinnati, Ohio. The proposed project called Summit Estates, is designed as Affordable Senior Housing for residents 55 and older and will contain 60 units of varying sizes. 48 units are located in a three-story building with a mixture of one and two-bedroom apartments and the remaining 12 units will be in nearby Villas featuring attached garages.

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The development is designed with seniors in mind as it contains many accessibility features throughout which follow the Principles of Universal Design.  The term "Universal Design" was coined by architect Ronald Mace and is used to describe the concept of applying features to buildings, products, and environments that would be usable by all.  The 7 Principles of Universal Design are published by the Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University and include "simple and intuitive" and "equitable use."  The full list of all 7 Principles as well as other information about universal design can be found by visiting NC State's website.

Summit Estates will also be certified under the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, a green certification similar to the LEED Rating system published by the US Green Building Council.

For more information about the project visit the facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SummitEstates?filter=3

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