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.  

Minneapolis-based Dominium owns or manages more than 30,000 apartment units at over 200 sites in 22 states,

September 13, 2019 |

Dominium receives eight MADACS Awards

Meet the masters of offsite construction

Photo courtesy Prescient


September 12, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Prescient combines 5D software, clever engineering, and advanced robotics to create prefabricated...

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Project Open, Salt Lake City, Carbon-neutral apartment building sets the pace for scalable affordable housing

Project Open, a net-zero energy, $16 million, 112-unit rental community in Salt Lake City’s Guadalupe neighborhood. Utah artist Chuck Landvatter painted the seven-story, 30-foot-wide mural of a man and girl (modeled on the artist’s daughter). Photo: Brandon Hyatt Photography


September 10, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Project Open has no carbon footprint, but the six-story, solar-powered building is already leavin...

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Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group

Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group 


August 27, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From building prefab factories in the sky to incubating the next generation of AEC tech startups,...

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No humans necessary. A transfer platform slides under the car's wheelbase and positions the vehicle to be parked automatically in a basement of 500 Walnut. Image: Westfalia Technologies

August 25, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is the first “palletless” system that Westfalia Technologies has installed.

The Emerald aerial shot
August 22, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hewitt architects is designing the project.

700 Manida Street

Renderings courtesy RKTB

August 19, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

RKTB Architects is designing the project.

Courtesy Pixabay

August 19, 2019 | Yardi Matrix

Year-over-year growth tops 3% for 13th month. Will the economy stifle momentum?

Top 100 Multifamily Sector Construction Firms for 2019, 2019 Giants 300 Report, Capitol 650, KTGY, Lennar Multifamily Communities Photo Les Tirmenstein

Capitol 650, a new construction 351-unit residential community designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning and developed by Lennar Multifamily Communities is located in Milpitas, Calif. Capitol 650 sits directly across the street from the future Milpitas BART station and adjacent to the existing VTA Light Rail Station in the city of Milpitas’ Transit Area Specific Plan. Photo: Les Tirmenstein, courtesy KTGY Architecture + Planning


August 15, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Humphreys & Partners, KTGY, SCB, CallisonRTKL, and Perkins Eastman top the rankings of the na...

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Whirlpool washer and dryer in one machine can provide laundering solutions in apartments with limited space.

August 09, 2019 |

Whirlpool washer and dryer in one machine can provide laundering solutions in apartments with lim...

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Wilsonart, maker of Enchanted Rock Traceless Cabinets and other products, is about to acquire Czech manufacturer Technistone.

August 08, 2019 |

U.S. manufacturer Wilsonart, maker of High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated...

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Students working in a communal space. Photo courtesy GBBN

Students working in a communal space. Photo courtesy GBBN


August 07, 2019 | Zachary E. Zettler, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, GBBN

When it comes to the design and space planning of your residence life program, the quality of the...

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The mural of a plant indigenous to Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood adorns a building's exterior wall that's visible to residents of a recently opened apartment building. Image: Evan Joseph

August 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 90-foot mural overlooks the courtyard of a new residential building.

Organized Living closet systems were installed in all units at 20 Fulton East by dealer Rayhaven Group.

August 02, 2019 |

20 Fulton Street East is a 12-story residential community in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., develo...

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Rendering courtesy Magnusson Architecture + Planning

July 31, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Magnusson Architecture + Planning is designing the project.

Renae's Place for Homeless Families, Cambridge, Mass., Photo: Bruce T. Martin

The late Victorian structure at 859 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass., has been fully upgraded to “near” net-zero energy standards. The 7,500-sf home can shelter 10 homeless women and their children. Photo: Bruce T. Martin


July 24, 2019 | Peter Fabric, Contributing Editor

The 1885 Victorian home in Cambridge, Mass., gets a new, energy-efficient life as Renae's Place,...

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prefab construction, modular construction, offsite construction

Photo: Pixabay


July 23, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

The most important benefit of offsite construction, when done right, is reliability.

What multifamily developers are saying about Ori Living's robotic interior system

Ori Pocket Closet opens (via black button) for access to clothes, etc. Pocket Closet comes with 110 cubic feet of storage, 140 inches of hanging space, a desk, 48-inch TV nook, LED lighting, three outlets, and two USB ports and adds the equivalent of 40 square feet of usable space to an apartment. Cost: $3,000 to $7,000. Photo: Ori Living

July 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

This robotically controlled, space-saving furniture system can add more than 100 square feet of u...

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Robotic interiors: How to make a studio apartment feel as big as a one-bedroom unit

Ori Studio Suite comes with a full or queen bed, a dining table or desk, a 50- or 60-inch TV nook, up to 133 cubic feet of storage, 48 to  60 inches of space to hang clothes, LED lighting, six outlets, and two USB ports. The system “adds” up to 136 of usable square footage to the unit. Cost: $7,000 to $15,000, depending on order quantity. Photo: Ori Living

July 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Meet Ori Living's robotically controlled, space-saving furniture system. 

July 17, 2019 | Gordian

Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent construction costs for low-rise and mid...

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July 15, 2019 | Rob Cassidy, Editor

We're looking for the best new "student housing" communities for our Fall Issue of Multifamily De...

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7 new multifamily developments to track this summer

Sitka, a 384-unit apartment complex in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Photo: Vulcan Real Estate

July 15, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Ballpark living in Anaheim, Calif., and a water-friendly apartment complex in Seattle highlight t...

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David Baker Architects wins 2019 HUD 'best in affordable housing' honor

Williams Terrace, Charleston, S.C., designed by David Baker Architects. The project echoes the iconic Charleston single house, with piazzas that function much like porches. These wide, open-air corridors provide external circulation and surround an airy central courtyard. Photo: Luker Photography, courtesy AIA


June 27, 2019 | AIA

The firm's Williams Terrace project is the first dedicated housing for Charleston, S.C.’s low-inc...

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Modular construction can deliver projects 50% faster

Modular carries a potential cost savings of up to 20%, but there is a risk of up to a 10% loss if delivery or material costs spike, the report says.

June 26, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastica...

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Wanderwall, North Carolina 2019 design innovation report: Super labs, dream cabins, office boardwalks, façades as art

Wanderwall is one of the largest public art pieces in North Carolina. Designed by Marc Fornes/Theverymany, it reimagines an exterior wall of the Stonewell Station parking garage along Interstate 277 in Charlotte (more below). Photo: NAARO


June 25, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

9 projects that push the limits of architectural design, space planning, and material innovation....

30 Morningside exterior

Images courtesy CetraRuddy

June 25, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CetraRuddy designed the project and Delshah Capital is the developer.

Despite a decline in rental households, multifamily construction pushed forward last year. Image: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

June 25, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

However, supply shortages, especially on the affordable end, are likely to push rents even higher...

Renderings courtesy The Architectural Team

June 17, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Architectural Team designed the project.

June 04, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Design Collective is the project’s architect.

11 trends in senior living

The Carillon at Belleview Station, a 163-unit complex near the Denver light transit line. The project team: MGL Partners, owner; Parikh Stevens Architects, architect; StudioSIX5, interior designer; and Milender White, general contractor. Photo: Michael Lowry Photography

June 03, 2019 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

Style, flexibility, and fun highlight the latest design trends for the 55+ market.

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