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.  
September 06, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The skyscraper would be the first in Australia to incorporate solar cells in its façade.

A 250-unit, 12-story, transit-oriented apartment building, developed by Lincoln Property Co., is expected to begin construction at Harlem Avenue and South Boulevard in Chicago late this year or early 2017. Lincoln is one of 32 contributors to the NHMC Research Foundation, a new research entity whose goal is to provide better and more detailed data on the multifamily housing sector. Image: Oak Park Economic Development Corp./Chicago Tribune

August 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The list of leading developers, owners, and property managers that are funding the NMHC Research...

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Tate at Tanglewood, a 417-unit apartment complex under construction in Houston's Uptown/Galleria submarket. Houston is leading the nation's 50 largest metros in apartment construction. Deliveries in those markets is expected to expand by 50% over 2015.  Image: Tate at Tanglewood/ZRS Management

August 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Texas is leading this multifamily construction boom, according to latest RENTCafé estimates.

August 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Transit-oriented development and affordable housing are spurring the movement. 

Parc at Midtown - Hadley Building. Image: PRNewsFoto/Surge Homes

August 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The sub-500-sf homes will be the first of their kind to be offered in the metro known as Space Ci...

Battery Park City, New York City, New York. Photo: Gryffindor, Creative Commons

August 04, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor 

To address the affordability problem and attract tenants, owners and developers are experimenting...

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Wind Creek Hotel & Casino, Wetumpka, Ala., designed by Hnedak Bobo Group. Photo: Jeffrey Jacobs, courtesy Hnedak Bobo Group.

August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Arup top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...

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CallisonRTKL designed 2929 Weslayan, a 40-story, 254-unit apartment tower in the River Oaks area of Houston, for PM Realty Group. The LEED Gold residence employs rainwater harvesting and performance-based energy modeling. Also on the Building Team: Faulkner Design Group (interior design), Brockette Davis Drake Consulting Engineers (SE), Bury Partners (CE). Blum Consulting Engineers (MEP), Scott Oldner Lighting Design, Studio Outside (landscape architect), and Jordan Foster Construction (general contractor). Photo courtesy CallisonRTKL 

August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Lendlease, Suffolk Construction Co., and Clark Group top Building Design+Construction’s annual ra...

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The John Buck Company is the developer for 3Eleven, a 24-story, 245-unit apartment building. The site is the parking lot of Assumption Roman Catholic Church, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The land owner, the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, will get renovations to its priory out of the deal. The transit-oriented project will provide parking for 109 cars and 50 bicycles, plus 3,000 sf of ground-floor retail. FitzGerald Associates Architects is the designer. Photo courtesy Fitzgerald Associates Architects

August 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Perkins Eastman, CallisonRTKL, and Solomon Cordwell Buenz top Building Design+Construction’s annu...

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Colorful Boston Road building offers affordable housing in the Bronx

Boston Road building in the Bronx. Photo: Michael Moran, via Curbed New York.

July 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Designed by NYC’s Alexander Gorlin Architects, the 12-story building will have 154 studio apartme...

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Four residential projects named winners of the 2016 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland, Calif. Photo: Bruce Damonte. Click here to enlarge.

July 18, 2016 | AIA

Affordable housing, specialized housing, and accessible housing projects were honored.

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Portland, Ore. Photo: Holly Hayes/Creative Commons.

July 14, 2016 | Peter Fabrid, Contributing Editor

Expected to raise $8 million annually on commercial and residential projects.

 

Courtyards make Brooklyn’s Bushwick II residential development its own miniature city

All renderings courtesy ODA New York. Click here to enlarge.

July 07, 2016 | MIke Chamernik, Associate Editor

Bushwick II will feature light-filled plaza spaces, a roof for urban living, and more than 800 ap...

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Room available through Airbnb. Photo: Geremy F/Creative Commons

July 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Allegedly removing thousands of housing units from market, driving up rents.

Cranes are springing up all over downtown Seattle, where 65 buildings are currently under construction. Image: Downtown Seattle Association 

July 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Development investment is twice what it was five years ago. 

Photo: Pixabay

July 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Latest survey by RENTCafé tracks size changes in 95 metros. 

Taipei 101, a 2.1-million-sf, 1,667-foot-tall office building in Taiwan that was completed in 2004, was chosen by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as the winner of its 2016 Performance Award for efficiency and sustainability. CTBUH also selected what it considers to be the best tall buildings in four regions of the world. Image: @Taipai Financial

June 29, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat selects winners in four regions.

The $46 million Charlotte Park Apartments project, part of the 295-acre Hitachi master-planned community in San Jose, Calif., features 200 affordable apartments built by ROEM Buillders, Inc. In its latest “State of the Nation's Housing Market” report, the Joint Center for Housing Studies laments that projects like this one, for moderate- and low-income renters, are fewer and farther between. Image: ROEM Builders 

June 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest disection of America’s housing market finds moderate...

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Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller

June 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The development acts as a transition area between a traditional urban landscape and parklands....

San Francisco voters approve tougher affordability requirement on new housing development

San Francisco. Photo: Tony Webster/Creative Commons.

June 14, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Critics charge that the measure may backfire and actually reduce new affordable units.

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Office building and multifamily tower revitalize Philadelphia cathedral

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, with the 3737 Chestnut building in the background. Courtesy BLT Architects. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director  

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrade...

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Architect Jean Nouvel designs 'flood-resilient' Monad Terrace in Miami Beach

New rendering of Monad Terrace. Courtesy JDS Development Group, via Curbed Miami

 

May 19, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

A man-made lagoon with lush vegetation at the base of the complex is expected to adapt to climate...

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A 24-story building with 241 affordable housing units will include a charter school, medical center, cultural spaces, and a supermarket. Image: Dattner Architects

May 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 24-story curved building would be 70% more efficient than comparable housing in New York City...

New micro apartment complex planned for artsy Austin district

Indie Apartments in Austin. Rendering courtesy Transwestern Development. Click here to enlarge.

May 12, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Indie Apartments will consist of 139 one- and two-bedroom units at 350- and 520-sf each.

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A man-made lagoon with a Bellagio-like fountain will be the highlight of a mixed-use project outside Dallas

A planned mixed-use development called Bayside, in a suburb of Dallas will feature a lagoon and water fountain that would be a first for Texas. Phase I construction on the residential, office, and retail parts of the 262-acre project is scheduled to begin in the few months. Image: Humphreys and Partners Architects

May 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction will soon begin on housing, retail, and office spaces.

Multifamily and Special Housing projects honored in 2016 AIA Housing Awards

Cloverdale749. Photo: Lawrence Anderson/LOHA

April 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A San Francisco low-income mixed-use complex, a Los Angeles homeless veterans housing facility, a...

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The StratIS app gives property managers wireless control over thermostats and door locks. Image: StratIS

March 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ease of installation is one of StratIS’s selling features.

Multi-family developers face steep costs for violating Fair Housing Act

Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons

March 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designers without previous multifamily experience could overlook key provisions.

HOK’s Hertsmere House will be Western Europe’s tallest residential tower

Renderings courtesy HOK/Greenland Group

March 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Recently approved for development, the 67-story building will have more than 900 units.

Live-learn student housing becomes recruitment strategy for colleges and universities

Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle opened its first on-campus student housing building last fall. The residence hall has 16,850 sf of academic space as well as a first-floor “living room” with a fireside lounge. Photo courtesy Ankrom Moisan Architects

February 29, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In the hyper-competitive higher education sector, colleges and universities view residence halls...

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