HK wins the AIA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
The Lay Low
Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects (Chattanooga)
The Lay Low is the adaptive reuse of a 40 x 40 CMU building that formally housed a beauty shop and the Lay Low Lounge, a men’s gambling club in the revitalized community of Chattanooga’s Southside. The architects, who live across the street, bought the property with the intent to design an age-in-place, accessible residence for their aging parents. The building was structured with roof trusses, so it allowed the removal of all interior walls and a total reconfiguring of the space. The plan includes one large living, dining, and cooking space, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a large covered. Until their parents are ready to settle down, the Lay Low currently serves as a unique bed and breakfast. On open weekends, it is party central for the vibrant Southside neighborhood.