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PROJECTS IN PROGRESS 6/14

699 RIVER STREET
Troy, New York

Design Phase - Adaptive Reuse/ gut rehabilitation of former 7 storey historic furniture warehouse to 67 units of family housing / community center. Designed to Enterprise green standards. Scope includes new geothermal system providing 100% heating and  air conditioning. Construction anticipated to start in 2015.

IDA YARBROUGH HOUSING
Albany, New York
Design Phase- 1st of 3 phases, 64 units low rise new construction attached affordable housing for Albany Housing Authority. Project anticipated to reach LEED silver or gold certification level. Construction anticipated to start Spring 2015.

OPTIONS IN GREEN, AFFORDABLE, HOUSING.Better Neighborhoods, Inc.
Schenectady, NY
 
Scattered site, new construction, (3) single family infill housing on abandoned house sites, and scattered site gut rehab conversion of (2) vacant two unit homes to single family homes.in economically depressed neighborhoods in Schenectady. Houses designed incorporating Universal Design, Green, and solar technologies. Houses National Green Building Certified at gold levels.

ACADEMY LOFTS
Albany, NY 

Final completion of Adaptive re-use of existing abandoned historic school built in 1906, to 22 units of Affordable, subsidized rental artist lofts, plus 14,000 SF of rental artist studios / rehearsal space / café / exhibit / performance space.

HILLSIDE VIEW APARTMENTS
Schenectady, NY

Design Phase for adaptive reuse gut rehabilitation of former historic school in economically depressed neighborhood (Hamilton Hill) to 34 units of low income, Section 8 senior housing. Scope includes modifications for handicap accessibility, Geothermal Heat and Air Conditioning, and photovoltaic collectors to supplement electric. Anticipated Enterprise Communities silver or Gold.
Albany's Academy Lofts Apartments receives (2) Historic Awards   Both the Preservation League of New York State and the Historic Albany Foundation selected the recently completed Academy Lofts Artist Housing and Studio space for Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards.  Albany, NY – The completion of the adaptive re-use / conversion of former St Joseph’s Academy, into affordable loft apartments and artist incubator space for working artisans was signified by an opening ceremony held May, 17th 2014 . The project  is a testament to the long term commitment and determination of Albany Housing Authority’s development staff, coupled with the collaboration of the City, Community, Lenders,Developer, and the Architect’s Design team. The historic brick parochial school, built in 1906, has been vacant for the past 15 years, and was slated for demolition a decade ago. The firm of Dave Sadowsky, Architect P.C., with the help of  TAP, Inc., paired contemporary sustainable design with the forgotten historic urban icon. The result is an exciting place to live and create art, containing 22 spacious loft units, as well as numerous studios, performance spaces, exhibit areas, and community work space for the arts , .  The project has already catalyzed rehabilitation around the Arbor Hill Neighborhood  / Ten Broeck triangle; and will continue to serve as a model throughout the state and region.  “True sustainable design not only preserves natural resources, but develops socially sustainable projects that enhance the quality of life of the community as a whole.  The  project achieves both by linking the resource savings of adaptive reuse construction with the community oriented artist programming” - Dave Sadowsky, Architect.  The Historic Albany Foundation’s award is given to projects that demonstrate a commitment to preserving Albany’s unique architectural legacy.  

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