A mixed-use building coupled with a development platform designed for future flexibility. Prefabricated units slot into a fixed structural framework to create site-specific compositions of residential, retail, commercial, and community space that can be adjusted to increase density or access to open space.⁠

Openframe began as a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and new architectural challenges and opportunities that were presented in commercial properties. This project is an ongoing exploration into embracing adaptation in all building typologies.⁠

Year: 2020
Project Team: Mario Gentile, Tim Barnes, Zhefeng Liu, Christina Drexel