Lotus Village Apartments

Austin, Texas

Lotus Village Apartments is a North Austin S.M.A.R.T. designated complex.  The S.M.A.R.T.™ (Safe, Mixed-Income, Accessible, Reasonably-priced, Transit-Oriented) Housing Policy Initiative is designed to stimulate the production of housing for low and moderate income Residents of Austin.  This project obtained a Smart Housing permit and was designed to satisfy Austin Energy Green Building standards.

Encotech provided Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Services for this multifamily complex.  It is comprised of 15 – three story apartment buildings with seven building types, each was wood framed with either conventional or post-tensioned slab-on-grade foundations creating a total of 201 apartment units.  Encotech’s design also accommodated a 2,000 square foot clubhouse, a mail kiosk, and twenty identical covered car parking sheds (5 car spaces each), as well as foundation and electrical design for the sign.  The HVAC systems are air-cooled DX split systems.  Encotech also sized the pool electrical panel and provided adequate power and capacity for the contractor’s design.