At Heron in downtown Tampa, angled structural walls create visual excitement

Heron, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), is part of the first phase of Water Street Tampa, a major development that is doubling the size of downtown while seeking to be the world’s first WELL-certified neighborhood. The LEED Gold-certified mixed-use project comprises two “sister” towers of rental apartments over a retail-and-parking podium in the Florida city.

“We were inspired by notions of wellness and how people function and live in and around these buildings,” said KPF design principal Trent Tesch. “We set out early on to think about what we could do from a planning and logistics perspective to make the towers elegant

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