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Watch: Specifying materials in multifamily housing projects

Multifamily Housing

Watch: Specifying materials in multifamily housing projects

A trio of multifamily housing experts discusses trends in materials in their latest developments.


April 27, 2023

A trio of multifamily housing experts discusses trends in materials in their latest developments. Topics include the need to balance aesthetics and durability, the advantages of textured materials, and the benefits of biophilia. Our multifamily experts are: Mary Johnston, FAIA, Co-founder, Johnston Architects; Megan McKay, Partner, Johnston Architects; and Newton Breiter, PMP, LEED AP, Creative Director and Development Manager, Lake Union Partners.

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AEC inspections are the key to financially viable office to residential adaptive reuse projects

About a year ago our industry was abuzz with an idea that seemed like a one-shot miracle cure for both the shockingly high rate of office vacancies and the worsening housing shortage. The seemingly simple idea of converting empty office buildings to multifamily residential seemed like an easy and elegant solution. However, in the intervening months we’ve seen only a handful of these conversions, despite near universal enthusiasm for the concept. 

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