affordable housing lottery is now open for SGVA’s Garnet Building

The housing lottery for the SGVA-designed Garnet Building (1620 Fulton St.) is now open! 103 affordable housing/middle income units in Bed-Stuy: one block from Fulton Park, 1.5 blocks from the A and C trains at the Utica Avenue station; a 24-hour attended lobby, landscaped outdoor terrace, fitness center, children’s playroom and washing/drying facilities on each floor. Read more here

Tres Puentes Senior Apartments opens its doors in Mott Haven

City and State officials today announced the opening of Tres Puentes Senior Apartments, a $117.7 million affordable senior housing development that is continuing revitalization efforts in the South Bronx. The development includes 175 apartments for seniors and individuals with special needs and 10,000 square feet of health-orientated commercial and community space, and expands the existing Borinquen Court Senior Center that provides services for residents and neighborhood seniors. Read the full article here

AIA Day of Service

On Saturday, May 18, AIA New York held its second-annual Day of Service. Five groups of volunteers helped to bring ideas to life for nonprofit organizations around New York City. Leading up to this special day were months of behind-the-scenes planning, design, and coordination on behalf of the many architecture firms and teams leading these projects.

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Tres Puentes: prototype for the new Housing+ initiative

Mayor Bill De Blasio held a news event at the site of Tres Puentes and Borinquen Court on January 16, 2019 to celebrating the financing of 34,160 affordable homes last year. To celebrate this historic milestone, the Mayor visited Tres Puentes, a new senior housing development financed through HPD’s Senior Affordable Rental Apartments program. These 175 new affordable apartments for seniors, including 53 formerly homeless seniors, were constructed on what had been a parking lot and underused space next to Borinquen Court, a 145-apartment federal Housing and Urban Development 202 senior project that the City previously preserved. This project is the prototype for the new Housing+ initiative proposed as part of HNY 2.0. See the full article here.

 

SGVA is Moving to Brooklyn!

Shakespeare Gordon Vlado Architects is pleased to announce that we will be moving to a new, larger office in Gowanus! We would welcome you to come visit us in our new location at 168 7th Street, Suite 316, Brooklyn, NY 11215 starting October 1st.

New York Living Book Events

In the coming weeks we have two events that feature the new book that features our 10th Street House, New York Living: Re-Inventing Home. On Tuesday, May 23rd the authors will be signing books at the LUMIFER Showroom from 5pm – 8pm with refreshments. On Tuesday, June 6th there will be a panel discussion with the authors and several of the architects whose projects have been featured in the book at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.