Akoya is the remodel of an existing apartment complex in South Austin into updated condominiums. The design focuses around the new outdoor courtyard and pool, to which all units open out to. New exterior stairwells were added to allow private access to each second floor unit and become focal points around the courtyard. Bright orange vertical bands at each entry door, along with individual exterior storage units, serve to define each unit within the complex. Tall ceilings, new clerestory windows, and updated finishes bring a modern and light feeling to the interior of the units. This project was awarded the first ever Austin Energy 4-star Green Rating.