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.  
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

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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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July 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SPF:architects is designing the building.

The Orchards at ORENCO

The Orchards at ORENCO (Phase I), by REACH Community Development, Ankrom Moisan Architects, William Wilson, Stonewood Structural Engineers, Humber Design Group, RDH, Green Hammer, PAE Consulting Engineers, American Heating, Merit Electric, PMC, Walker Macy, and Walsh Construction. Photo: Casey Braunger / Ankrom Moisan Architects

   

June 27, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

If you haven’t looked seriously at “passive house” design and construction, you should.

New construction of single-family homes isn't keeping pace with demand around the country, and much of what's being build is too expensive for many potential buyers. Image: Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) State of the Nation's Housing

June 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies laments the paucity of subsidies to r...

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MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev.: Multifamily visionaries: KTGY’s extraordinary expectations

The aptly named Vu at MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev., provides a stunning view of the Las Vegas strip, 15 miles to the northwest. KTGY Architecture + Planning mounted 102 luxury townhomes on a hilly site in the exclusive MacDonald Highlands community for Christopher Homes. The Vu has already received two major honors this year, a BALA Award and a Nationals Award. Photo: © Studio J Inc.

June 13, 2018 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

KTGY Architecture + Planning keeps pushing the boundaries of multifamily housing design in the U....

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May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Skender CEO Ma... read more
May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), micro-building... read more
Silicon Valley cities considering taxes aimed at large employers

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May 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The aim is to offset the impact on housing costs and homelessness by tech companies.

Bloomington, San Bernardino, Calif.

The new San Bernardino County branch library on Valley Boulevard became the focal point for the multigenerational complex. Local residents helped choose the vernacular for the architectural exterior—California Mission style, with stucco walls, balconies, shutters, and classic red roofs. Photo: Cristian Costa, Costa Photography 

May 30, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

An “intergenerational” mixed-use apartment complex may be a prototype for reenergizing neglected...

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May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy design... read more
The 28-unit Distillery North Apartments, South Boston, Mass.

The 28-unit Distillery North Apartments, South Boston, Mass. Project team: Fred Gordon/Second Street Associates, ICON Architects, Petersen Engineering, Mechanical Air of New England, Adam Cohen and Mark Anstey, and Commodore Builders. Photo: Camille Maren, Primary Design

May 24, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

17 tips from our experts on the best way to carry out passive house design and construction for y...

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Yarn Works, Boston

The expansive common area at the Yarn Works provides TV and workspace areas and a warming kitchen. Additional amenities include a fitness center, yoga room, and bicycle storage. WinnDevelopment has carried out more than 20 such mill renovations  across New England. Photo: © Andy Ryan

May 23, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Having long outlived their original uses, two century-old New England mills have become valuable...

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