FWHA Whispering Oaks Apartments

Whispering Oaks is the second of three Senior Housing communities developed by the Fort Wayne Housing Authority. The project provides fully accessible and affordable housing for Fort Wayne’s senior population. It was designed under the LEED for Homes program through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

The development is comprised of twenty (20) 1-bedroom units within two buildings. Constructed of panelized components, this project reduced construction time and waste. The complex has impressive curb appeal with high quality finishes, efficient floor plans, sound deadening between units, space maximizing, built-in storage, and all are designed for full accessibility and easy maintenance.

Whispering Oaks integrates many sustainable principles that benefit its residents and the local community (resulting in a LEED “GOLD” rating). Included or utilized were high efficiency electric water heaters, air to air heat pumps, energy star rated, very high efficiency fixtures and lighting, bike racks, walking paths, solar shading, drought resistant plantings, recycled content and sustainable construction practices.

PROJECT TEAM

Lisa Gulick

Dale Smuck

Trever Byerly

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