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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.  
Check out the latest multifamily tech innovations at OPTECH 2019
| November 07, 2019 |

From Wi-Fi 6 to IoT, this year’s OPTECH Conference & Expo, Nov. 11-13 in Dallas, will showcas...

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SCB’s first project in Seattle is a contemporary 27-story condominium tower at 615 Eighth Avenue on First Hill.

SCB’s first project in Seattle is a contemporary 27-story condominium tower at 615 Eighth Avenue on First Hill.

November 06, 2019 |

National design firm brings residential high-rise expertise to the Pacific Northwest

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Flange-mounted Isokorb Type S22 structural thermal breaks

Flange-mounted Isokorb Type S22 structural thermal breaks prevent equipment support structures from conducting heat through the heavily insulated rooftop, while providing load-bearing support equivalent to that of conventional monolithic penetrations. (NOTE: Photo taken prior to installation of the roof insulation layer.)

November 06, 2019 |

Built to International Passive House standards, the Corona Senior Residence in Queens, N.Y., prev...

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All photos courtesy The collective

November 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building offers a stay model ranging from one night to 29 days.

Blommer facade

The original Blommer factory, providing the Lindsay Heights neighborhood of Milwaukee with 41 one-bedroom units, 14 two-bedroom units, eight three-bedroom townhomes, and one four-bedroom townhome. The project won Wisconsin Green Built certification and a Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission award. Photo: Roziel Reyes

November 04, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Thanks to projects like this, the Lindsay Heights neighborhood is definitely on the upswing.

Soltra at SanTan Village rendering

Rendering courtesy of Todd & Associates

October 31, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Todd & Associates designed the project.

1000M tower, Chicago

1000M tower, Chicago, will provide 421 condominium residences upon completion and will be the tallest such structure in the city. Rendering: © 2019. 1000 South Michigan Equities LLC.

October 30, 2019 |

McHugh will start work on the 832-foot-tall residential 1000M tower in December 2019.

Proto's tech lounge

Proto’s Tech Lounge offers its numerous work-at-home residents a quiet space to get work done and host meetings or conference calls with access to extensive multimedia capabilities. All Photos: Garrett Rowland

October 30, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Proto Kendall Square is wooing grad students and millennial STEM workers from what’s arguably ‘th...

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Rendering of River Rock apartment complex, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Rendering of River Rock, a planned 163-unit apartment complex in Chattanooga, Tenn., under development by The Beach Company, Charleston, S.C. Rendering: The Beach Company

October 30, 2019 |

River Rock project will add 163 apartments near the Tennessee River in Chattanooga’s downtown riv...

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1000M on the Chicago skyline

All renderings couretsy Helmut Jahn.

October 25, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Helmut Jahn designed the project.

Webster Green affordable and supportive housing

Courtesy Magnusson Architecture and Planning

October 24, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Magnusson Architecture and Planning designed the building.

Reata Glen, Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif., designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

Reata Glen, designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning for Spieker Senior Development, is a 480-unit life plan community that opened in May in Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif. Photo: Matthew Anderson

October 22, 2019 |

Ben Seager, AIA, Named KTGY’s New 75+ Service-Enriched National Practice Area Leader

A large dune will protect Cinnamon Shore South, a 300-acre subdivision in Port Aransas, Texas, that is one of several mixed-used projects under construction there. Images: Sea Oats Group

October 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Three mixed-use communities in Port Aransas are expanding.

Covenant House Lobby

ALl renderings courtesy FXCollaborative

October 16, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FXCollaborative designed the building.

A new study wonders how many retiring adults will be able to afford housing.

A new study wonders how many retiring adults will be able to afford housing.

  

October 16, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies focuses on growing income disparities among people 50...

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Eleven multifamily development top tier

All renderings: Paperfarm

October 14, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

RAMSA designed the project.

Video surveillance camera at apartment community

Video surveillance cameras can enhance security at apartment and condominium communities, but they're not the total solution, according to security consultant Michael Silva, CPP. Photo: radionyx/stock.adobe.com

 

October 11, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

“Cameras can be part of a security program, but they’re not the security solution itself.” That’s...

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Echelon Smart Connect EX3 MAX

Ed Oswald of DigitalTrends.com recommends the Echelon Smart Connect EX3 MAX Indoor Cycle as an affordable alternative to Peloton.

October 09, 2019 |

Readers and experts offer alternatives to Peloton bicycles for their apartment and condo projects...

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Nest LivingHomes concept

Renderings courtesy Plant Prefab

October 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

It is Plant Prefab’s first multifamily system.

50 Penn affordable apartments and grocery store

Renderings courtesy Dattner Architects

October 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Dattner Architects is designed the project.

Why community-wide wireless networks are the future of multifamily housing
| September 25, 2019 |

Five reasons why property owners and managers are choosing to take control of their wireless netw...

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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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Peloton bikes at Weinstein Properties, Bexley Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC

Peloton bikes at Weinstein Properties, Bexley Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC. Courtesy Weinstein Properties

   

September 04, 2019 |

Peloton will no longer sell its bikes to apartment communities.

Compact washer/dryer combo. Courtesy Whirlpool.

September 03, 2019 |

In-unit washer/dryer heads our ranking of the top indoor amenities in multifamily housing develop...

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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.

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