Multifamily Housing

As cities grow ever more crowded, multifamily housing construction is more necessary than ever. Finding ways to compress housing into smaller spaces while still creating true homes calls for a complex blend of innovative design and engineering.  
Aerial view of 76&Park

Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu

November 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building spans 270,000 sf.

Ryan Companies, Cadence Living and an affiliate of Starwood Captual recently announced a new 135-unit senior living community, Accoya Scottsdale Troon in Arizona, whose construction should be completed by mid 2020. A new report by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies finds that seniors will have a hard time affording housing in the future. Image: Ryan Companies.

November 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The study foresees a significant segment of seniors struggling to buy or rent on their own or wit...

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The Metro
October 23, 2018 | Rob Cassidy, Executive Editor

Developers and their project teams are recognizing the value of walkability, convenient neighborh...

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A proposed 21-story residential tower in Milwaukee, Wis., would be the tallest in the country if approved by the city. Image: Korb + Associates Architects

October 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The developer is confident that the city will approve construction, which is scheduled to start n...

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Shoreline Gateway Rendering

Image courtesy of Shoreline Development Partners, LP 

October 15, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Studio One Eleven designed the tower.

Anchor Place

Photo: Nahid Laciura

October 10, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

This year’s prestigious Gold Nugget Awards honor four projects that provide affordably priced hou...

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The New Home Company

The New Home Company executives toast the topping-off of the Seacliff, Playa Vista, Calif. Left to right: Chris Christian, Construction Manager; Eric Ree, Seabluff Sales Manager; Melanie Andrews, VP of Purchasing; Robin Koenemann, SVP; Larry Webb, CEO; Tom Redwitz, CIO; Joan Webb, CMO; A.J. Jarvis, Southern California Division President; Leonard Miller, COO; and Rick Bianchi,VP/Regional Manager. Courtesy The New Home Company

October 09, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

The company, which is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif. relies heavily on focus groups and mar...

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Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj

October 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is approximately 73,000 sf.

Hotel Trio

Martin King Photography

October 04, 2018 | David Malone, Assoiate Editor

Axis/GFA Architecture and Design was the architect for the project.

Peloton cycling studio at Spoke Apartments

The Peloton cycling studio at Spoke Apartments, Chicago, developed by Bond Companies with Morgan Holdings. A separate fitness space has strength-training gear, WELLBEATS fitness-on-demand, and a yoga studio. A one-acre outdoor amenity space has a pool, bocce court, and entertainment areas. Photo: Spoke Apartments.

September 25, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Equipment choice, room size, program offerings—a lot of thinking has to go into creating a fitnes...

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100 norfolk

Photo: Miguel de Guzmán / Imagen Subliminal

September 24, 2018 | Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Using bold cantilevering and imaginative structural design, ODA and its project team created a 12...

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The main entry to Mulligan School

The main entry to Mulligan School on Sheffield Avenue has a gray limestone surround with foliate ornament and a tall pediment set on pilasters. The iron fence was reclaimed from remnant pieces after the fire and remade from scratch to match the original.

September 21, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A project team soldiers on in the wake of a nightmarish turn of events.

Multifamily market trends 2018: What the experts are saying

“The supply of condos out there is high end and much larger in size,” said Tom Weeks, Executive General Manager for Development, Lendlease. Photo: Pixabay

  

September 19, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The growth of keyless entry solutions and demand for oversized units are among the trends and ide...

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The Residences at Brighton Marine
August 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Architectural Team designed the project.

325 Kent Exterior
August 27, 2018 | MFDC Editors

The 5 buildings highlight MFDC's summer issue noteworthy projects section.

August 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project’s groundbreaking was held on July 19.

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August 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Four leading experts tell how to ensure your next multifamily project achieves acoustic privacy....

The Sears distribution center

The gargantuan Sears distribution center served the Mid-South from 1927 until 1993. A coalition of community groups devoted to the arts, education, health, and affordable housing rescued the 1.3 million-sf facility and turned it into what they call a “vertical urban village.”

August 15, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

One local design firm is trying to make it happen.

Mark E. Humphreys with his Cirrus Vision SF50

Mark E. Humphreys with his Cirrus Vision SF50, one of several aircraft he owns. Humphreys & Partners Architects, which he co-founded in 1991 with Greg Faulkner, is the #1 designer of apartments in the U.S. Photo: Shane Kislack.

August 08, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

HPA, which reported $78.2 million in multifamily design fees in 2017, ranks as the nation’s large...

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Tribune Tower

Adam Jones, Wikimedia Commons

August 07, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The newspaper and the building's new owners reached a settlement.

The recipe for bicycle kitchens

Using racks that stack bikes vertically saves space and enables more residents of Brooklyn’s Caesura mixed-use building, designed by Dattner Architects, to securely store their bicycles. Photo: Dattner Architects

August 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bike storage and workshop spaces are rapidly turning into full-service social amenity spaces in m...

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a bicycle kitchen with an easily accessible wash station, work table, and workbench

A multifamily project designed by Denver architectural firm Kephart features a bicycle kitchen with an easily accessible wash station, work table, and workbench with tools for repairs and maintenance.

August 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bike storage and workshop spaces are rapidly turning into full-service social amenity spaces in m...

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July 31, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

If your school district is building a new school, build housing in the air space above it and put...

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Multifamily market trends 2018: Demographic shifts reshape the residential landscape

Communal work/spa at 30 East, Chicago, designed by SCB for Gilbane Development. The 16-story, 148,000-sf co-living TOD, an NAHB BALA winner, offers 134 moderately priced units with a "loft-like aesthetic," totaling 255 beds. Photo © Darris Lee Harris

July 25, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor 

Changing generational preferences are prompting multifamily developers to re-strategize.

Multifamily market stays hot in first half of 2018

Rents grew by 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, the highest for any quarter since 2015, according to Yardi Matrix. Photo: Pixabay

   

July 19, 2018 | Yardi Matrix

The average rent grew by $12 in June, to an all-time high of $1,405, according to a survey of 127...

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Ten of the 71 apartments in Gateway North Residences are reserved for renters whose household incomes fall between 61% and 120% of the area's median. Image: MassHousing

July 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The transit-oriented Gateway North Residences is centrally located in Lynn, Mass.

NIMBYism, generational divide threaten plan for net-zero village in St. Paul, Minn.

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July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.

In many markets, green features are more of a requirement for apartment renters

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July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Renters in many U.S. cities have come to expect green features in apartments that they rent, with...

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Meet the ‘CoHaus’: N.Y. developer unveils large-scale flats concept for boomers, Gen Xers

The concept, called Condominium Haus (or “CoHaus”), involves building six large-scale, for-sale, single-family flat residences across three buildings. Photos: Ward Capital Management

July 11, 2018 | BD+C Staff 

With its new CoHaus development, Ward Capital Management is betting on baby boomers downsizing an...

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