• Award

    2021 CNU Charter Award — Emerging Projects, Merit Award; NAHB Best in American Living™ Award: Game Changer, Platinum Award

  • Size

    Units range from 685-1200 sf

  • Building Types

    7 unit types, 1 Live-Work unit

  • Community Gathering Spaces

    Studio Units for Guest and Flex Work Space

Urban Architecture Award Winners Missing Middle Housing

Culdesac Tempe: Courtyard Housing System + Architecture

Tempe, AZ

For Culdesac we designed a unique multifamily courtyard housing types system with seven core, 2-3 story buildings with no more than eight units per building that are thoughtfully composed within each block to create a network of semi-private courtyard spaces.

The architecture is purposefully simple, serving as fabric buildings that have a primary role of defining and activating the public spaces.

The unit sizes range from 685 to 1200 square feet. Bookable (hourly/daily) spaces such as studio units for guest and flex working spaces are are distributed throughout the buildings and plan to enhance a comfortable, small-living lifestyle.