The 5 buildings highlight MFDC's summer issue noteworthy projects section.
The project’s groundbreaking was held on July 19.
Four leading experts tell how to ensure your next multifamily project achieves acoustic privacy....
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.”
One local design firm is trying to make it happen.
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.
HPA, which reported $78.2 million in multifamily design fees in 2017, ranks as the nation’s large...read more
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The newspaper and the building's new owners reached a settlement.
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
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.
If your school district is building a new school, build housing in the air space above it and put...read more
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
Changing generational preferences are prompting multifamily developers to re-strategize.
Rents grew by 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, the highest for any quarter since 2015, according to Yardi Matrix. Photo: Pixabay
The average rent grew by $12 in June, to an all-time high of $1,405, according to a survey of 127...read more
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
The transit-oriented Gateway North Residences is centrally located in Lynn, Mass.
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The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.
Renters in many U.S. cities have come to expect green features in apartments that they rent, with...read more
An apartment-style student housing project uses patterning and window placement to generate interest on an otherwise flat façade
While student and multi-family housing share a common building form, it’s the student resident th...read more
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
With its new CoHaus development, Ward Capital Management is betting on baby boomers downsizing an...read more
SPF:architects is designing the building.
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
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
The latest report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies laments the paucity of subsidies to r...read more
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.
KTGY Architecture + Planning keeps pushing the boundaries of multifamily housing design in the U....read more
The aim is to offset the impact on housing costs and homelessness by tech companies.
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
An “intergenerational” mixed-use apartment complex may be a prototype for reenergizing neglected...read more
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
17 tips from our experts on the best way to carry out passive house design and construction for y...read more
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
Having long outlived their original uses, two century-old New England mills have become valuable...read more
The 240-sf dog spa at Seattle’s AMLI Arc apartment tower has two stainless-steel washbasins, a hydraulic grooming table, a pet dryer, and a hair vacuum system. “We chose a no-frills aesthetic to blend with the building’s deconstructed interior design concept,” says Interior Designer Camilla Watson, ZGF Architects. Photo: © Benjamin Benschneider
Self-serve dog-washing stations are reinforcing strong bonds between multifamily residents and th...read more
Photo: Bruce Damonte.
SPF:architects designed the building.