Sustainable and affordable housing is an essential part of our practice for more than twenty years. The firm is pleased to present two current sustainable and affordable housing projects in the East Village community. The project team includes the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board and a developer partner BFC Partners and SMJ Development.
377 East 10th Street is a gut renovation project in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York. Our design team engaged in a participatory design process with the existing tenants, many of whom had lived in their spaces for more than 20 years. Through a series of one on one meetings with the tenants, their ideas and spatial needs were incorporated into the project.
The building is being adapted to meet the Passive House EnerPHit and Enterprise Green Communities standards. The firm is incorporating Passive House design techniques such as air tight construction, improved insulation and windows, and energy recovery ventilation, the buildings are made truly sustainable and truly affordable.