Building Typologies

Building typologies define the preset parameters and configurator that will be used in your project.

TestFit has 6 typologies and associated configurators, to help generate site and buildings according to the presets in the configurator.

The 6 typologies are:

  • High Density
  • Low Density
  • Garden
  • Garden Apartments
  • Core-based Buildings
  • Massing
  • Industrial 

Within each typology there are specific building types to choose from.


  • High Density

    • Donut - units wrapped around infill parking structure
    • Gurban - "Garden style urban" - urban units with surface parking
    • Podium - Upper level units over lower podium construction
    • Podium Fill - Podium parking filling the site with 5 story building above
    • Tower - Same as a podium, but 18 stories
    • Unparked - No parking on site
    • Wrap - Buildings surrounding structured parking


building typology 01 high density


  • Low Density

    • Duplex - Two units per building, 10' between buildings
    • Row House - As many units as possible with no separation
    • Single Family - One unit per building. 10' between buildings
    • Subdivision - Mixed Density - Varying parcel sizes and units
    • Subdivision - No Footprint - Three parcel types, no footprints
    • Subdivision - Static Footprint - Varying parcel sizes, one footprint
    • Subdivision - Target FP - Three parcel types, target footprint area
    • Subdivision - Target FP Grouped - Three parcel types grouped together, with target footprint area
    • Townhomes - Three stories, four units per building, 10' between buildings

building typology 02 low density


  • Core-based

    • Infill Office Site - Non-orthographic building that allows single loaded corridors
    • Spec Office - Orthographic building, fully encapsulated core
    • Tower Office - 25 floors, vertical circulation

building typology 03 core based


  • Garden

    • Garden - 3 story building with surface parking

building typology 04 garden


  • Mass-based

    • Grocery - Site filled with parking, with a single box for retail
    • Mixed Use - Spaces surrounded by fixed parking 
    • Surface Parked - Site filled with surface parking
    • Two Courtyards - Two static courtyards with static parking garages

    building typology 05 mass-based
  • Industrial

    • Large, Cross-loaded, Parked - Max 80 deep and wide with parking
    • Max Building, Cross-loaded - Max 80 deep and wide, cross-loaded without parking
    • Max Building, Single-Loaded - Max 80 deep and wide, single-loaded without parking
    • Mid-Size, Single-Loaded, Parked - Max 20 deep and wide, single-loaded with parking
    • Prototype 10x15 - 10 x 15 bays with parking
    • Prototype 10x20 Cross - 10 x 20 bays, cross-loaded with parking
    • Prototype 3x6 - 3x6 bays, single-loaded with parking 
    • Prototype 5x10 - 5x10 bays, single-loaded with parking
    • Urban Infill , No Parking - 10 x 15 bays single-loaded without parking

    building typology 06 industrial