Wilmington, NC

This contemporary mixed-use project offers 115 of urban residential units in the heart of downtown Wilmington. Residents can choose between studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, with exterior balconies and views of the river; amenities include coworking space, fitness area, street level restaurant and retail options. Street-level spaces including Riverbend’s “living room” are active and as transparent as possible to activate the streetscape, and structured parking provides spaces for 500 cars.

A varied materials palette of glass, fiber cement boards, metal panel, and masonry breaks down the scale of the building. Balconies at the prominent corner blur the lines between indoors and outdoors, softening the edge and adding visual interest.