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04. 09. 2007 Panel Discussion with Winning and Runner-up Teams
03. 23. 2007 Power House: Exhibition Opening at the Center for Architecture
01. 17. 2007 NY Times Feature
01. 17. 2007 *Winner of the NHNY Legacy Project Competition announced*
10. 24. 2006 RFP Addendum No. 2
10. 20. 2006 FAQ's Updated
09. 13. 2006 NHNY Finalist Teams Announced
07. 27. 2006 32 submissions received
07. 26. 2006 Jury members finalized
07. 19. 2006 Questions and Answers added
07. 19. 2006 Step 1 Submission Exhibits in Word Format
07. 19. 2006 Updated HDC's financing term sheets for the LAMP and New HOP programs
07. 19. 2006 Related Hub project renderings now available
07. 12. 2006 RFP Addendum No. 1
06. 23. 2006 FAQ's added
06. 22. 2006 New informational sessions scheduled
06. 12. 2006 RFP released and available for download
06. 11. 2006
06. 09. 2006
06. 07. 2006
06. 01. 2006
06. 01. 2006
Panel Discussion with Winning and Runner-up Teams
April 9 , 2007

The AIANY Center for Architecture presents the New Housing New York Legacy Project winning and runner-up proposals.

This panel is presented along with the New Housing New York exhibition, Power House, which illuminates the people, projects, and public policies that fuel the affordable housing landscape in New York City.

For event information click here

 
Power House: Exhibition Opening at the Center for Architecture
March 22, 2007

Power House illuminates the people, projects, and public policies that fuel the affordable housing landscape in New York City.

As New York City’s first juried design competition for affordable, sustainable housing, the New Housing New York Legacy Project (NHNY) is generating creative, replicable approaches to urban development. The exhibition focuses on the NHNY competition and sets it within the context of the city’s efforts to preserve and development sustainable, financially viable residences for low- and middle-income New Yorkers. The show’s emphasis is on the future of housing in the city, as represented by the competition winner, Phipps Rose Dattner Grimshaw, the four finalists, and the development mechanisms put in place by Mayor Bloomberg’s 10-year New Housing Marketplace initiative and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Building on the 2004 New Housing New York Ideas Competition, the 2006 two-stage contest will result in construction of the winning design on a 40,000 square-foot Bronx site, which is valued at $4.3 million and was donated by The City of New York.

Exhibition is on view at the Center for Architecture, March 22 to June 9, 2007.

For event information click here

 

 
New York Times Feature
January 17 , 2007
by Janny Scott
(excerpt from the 01/17/07 issue of the online edition of the New York Times- click here for the full article or see our Press page)

The Bloomberg administration, hoping to inspire more imaginative design in working-class housing, intends to turn over one of a dwindling number of large tracts of city-owned land to a development team with an unusual plan — to build a low- and moderate-income housing complex bound together by courtyards and roof gardens that would be used for everything from harvesting rainwater to farming vegetables and fruit.

The competition, announced last June and sponsored by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Mr. Donovan’s department, attracted interest from 32 teams of architects and developers from around the world. The Bloomberg administration has vowed to create or preserve 165,000 units of low- and moderate-income housing by 2013.

The property, in the Melrose section of the South Bronx, was condemned by the city in 1972.

The winning team, to be announced today, is made up of an international architectural firm, Grimshaw Architects; a New York firm, Dattner Architects; and two developers, the Jonathan Rose Companies and the Phipps Houses Group, a New York nonprofit that develops low- and moderate-income housing. For one dollar, the city plans to give the team an oddly shaped, empty 60,000-square-foot lot at Brook Avenue and East 156th Street in the South Bronx, which it condemned in an urban renewal program in 1972. The property, which includes abandoned railroad tracks and possibly contaminated soil and groundwater, lies northeast of the Hub, the third-largest shopping district in the Bronx.

The 202-apartment complex, called Via Verde, or the Green Way, would include an 18-story tower at the north end, a mid-rise building with duplex apartments, and townhouses to the south. Sixty-three units would be co-op apartments for sale; the rest would be rentals. The garden would begin at ground level, then spiral upward in a series of roof gardens that face south, culminating in what the team calls a sky terrace.

Winner of the NHNY Legacy Project Competition Announced
January 17 , 2007

Image by Phipps Rose Dattner Grimshaw

to download full size .pdfs of above board: click to download Panel 1 of 2 and Panel 2 of 2

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
Commissioner Shaun Donovan and Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, 2004 President of
New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY), today
announced Phipps-Rose-Dattner-Grimshaw (PRDG) as the winning architect-developer
team of New York City’s first juried design competition for affordable
and sustainable housing.

The competition, known as the New Housing New York
(NHNY) Legacy Project, emerged from a collaboration between the NHNY
Steering Committee, HPD, and AIANY, and was sponsored by the New York
State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the National
Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Enterprise, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase and AIA
150 Blueprint to encourage the integration of sustainability and design excellence
with affordable housing.

Located in the South Bronx, the competition site is a 60,000 square foot vacant
lot that consists of City-owned property and a legally abandoned rail right-of-way.
The City will sell the site to PRDG for a nominal fee in exchange for the design
and construction of a mixed-use development that includes affordable housing
for New Yorkers of low-, middle-, and moderate-incomes. An exhibition of the
five finalists’ proposals will be on view March 22 – June 16, 2007 at the Center
for Architecture. The exhibition will highlight how the project functions as a
replicable model for sustainable affordable housing in New York City and other
urban communities.

Comprised of The Phipps Houses, Dattner Architects, Jonathan Rose
Companies and Grimshaw, the PRDG team presented a proposal, referred to as
“Green Way” or “Via Verde”, that will consist of 202 residential units, in addition
to retail and community spaces, and parking. The proposed development
incorporates a range of residential spaces, varying from apartments in a tower to
duplexes in a mid-rise to townhouses. The development is organized around a
multi-functional garden that begins at street-level as a courtyard and plaza, and
spirals upward through a series of programmed, south-facing roof gardens that
end in a sky terrace. The gardens will be used for fruit and vegetable cultivation,
passive recreation and social gathering, and provide storm water control and
enhanced insulation. Phipps Community Development Corporation (CDC) plans
to expand its green market in East Tremont and community-supported agriculture
collaboration with Just Food and will use Via Verde’s plaza for a neighborhood
green market or organic food co-op.

Image by Phipps Rose Dattner Grimshaw


“The impetus for the New Housing New York design competition came out of a
desire to leverage the unique culture of innovation present in New York to
address the issue of affordable housing in a concrete way. The continued
commitment of many volunteers, guided by the conviction that architecture has
both the ability and responsibility to look beyond the expected, has been crucial
in bringing the NHNY Legacy Project to this stage,” said NHNY Steering
Committee Co-Chair Tara Siegel. “The involvement of neighborhood residents in
the South Bronx has helped define the goals for the project, and with their
continued input, we believe that it will be something all New Yorkers can be
proud of. We hope to see aspects of this project replicated both in New York and
across the country as the quality and potential of affordable housing continues to
be addressed in innovative ways.”

Image by Phipps Rose Dattner Grimshaw


“We congratulate the winners and all of the participants in the New Housing New
York Legacy Project, who have proven that affordable housing, innovative design
and sustainability do not have to be mutually exclusive,” said Jim Himes, Director
of Enterprise’s New York office. “Enterprise is pleased to have supported this
project as part of our commitment to making green affordable housing the norm,
a commitment exemplified by our national Green Communities initiative to
finance and build thousands of environmentally friendly homes for low-income
families. We hope that this winning project will inspire others to expand the
boundaries of what is possible in sustainable affordable housing as well.”


Director of Design at the NEA Jeff Speck said "The National Endowment for the
Arts is honored to be supporting this important project, and I am personally
encouraged by the competition's focus on marrying high design to the practical
demands of providing shelter to those who need it most."

Image by Phipps Rose Dattner Grimshaw

 

 

To read the full press release, see the Press portion of this site.
or to download the full press release in .pdf format, click here.
RFP Addendum No. 2
October 24 , 2006

RFP Addendum No. 2 is available for download - for more details, click here to to access the RFP Addenda Section of this site.

 
To download the RFP Addendum No. 2 in .pdf format, click here.
FAQ's Updated
October 20 , 2006

Frequently Asked Questions has been updated for your reference.

 
To download the updated FAQ's in .pdf format, click here.
 
NHNY Finalist Teams Announced
September 13, 2006

The NHNY Steering Committee is pleased to announce the five Finalist Teams for the NHNY Legacy Project.  Each Finalist Team is invited to submit full development proposals for the NHNY Site in the South Bronx. 

 

Phipps Rose Dattner Grimshaw (Phipps Houses / Jonathan Rose Companies / Dattner Architects / Grimshaw Architects)

Architects: Dattner Architects / Grimshaw Architects

 

Legacy Collaborative (The Dermot Company /Nos Quedamos/ Melrose Associates)

Architects: Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) / Kiss + Cathcart (K+C)

 

WHEDCo / Durst Sunset LLC

Architects: Cook+Fox Architects, LLP

 

BRP Development Corporation

Architects: Rogers Marvel

 

SEG + BEHNISCH + MDA

Architects: Behnisch Architekten / studioMDA

 

 
32 Submissions Received
July 27, 2006

The NHNY Steering Committee is pleased to announce that 32 submissions of qualifications for Step 1 have been received for the NHNY Legacy Project from a diverse group of design and development professionals from the United States, Europe and Asia.  

The high level of interest and participation in the Legacy Project from the design and development communities affirm the need to create affordable, healthy and sustainable housing in New York City and beyond.

Jury List Finalized
July 26, 2006

The members of the NHNY Jury have been finalized.  In early September, the Jury will select from the 32 submissions of qualifications five (5) Finalist Teams, which will develop full proposals for the NHNY Legacy Project site.  

To see the list of jury members, please click here.

Questions and Answers Added
July 19, 2006

“Questions & Answers” provides answers to all the questions posed about the Legacy Project since the RFP release up to July 11, 2006.  It includes questions and answers from the June 19th Kick-Off Event, the June 27th Pre-Submission Q&A Conference, and those received by email.

Additional inquiries and questions regarding the Legacy Project and RFP must be sent in writing to Karen Hu at huka@hpd.nyc.gov.

 
To download the Q&A document in .pdf format click here.
Step 1 Submission Exhibits in Word Format
July 19, 2006

Step 1 Submission Exhibits, Tabs A-G, L & N are available for download in Word format to facilitate the Step 1 submissions process.

 
To download Step I Submission Exhibits in .doc format click here.
Updated HDC's financing term sheets for the LAMP and new HOP Programs
July 19, 2006

To download HDC's financing term sheet for the LAMP Program in .pdf format click here.

 
To download HDC's financing term sheet for new HOP Programs in .pdf format click here.
 
Related HUB Office and Retail Project (Bronxchester Site 12) renderings are now available for reference
July 19, 2006

The Related Hub Office and Retail project (Bronxchester Site 12) renderings are now available for reference.

 
Click thumbnails below for full-size images:
 
RFP Addendum No. 1
July 12, 2006

RFP Addendum No. 1 is available for download - for more details, click here to to access the RFP Addenda Section of this site.

 
To download the RFP Addendum No. 1 in .pdf format, click here.
FAQ's Added
June 23, 2006
Frequently Asked Questions has now been added to our site for your reference - please check back for new questions and answers. Thank you for all your submissions!
 
 
New Informational Sessions Scheduled
June 22, 2006
We have added a few new informational sessions - please see the Events page for more information and periodic updates.
 
RFP Released
June 12, 2006
The NHNY Legacy Project RFP is available here for public access. The RFP is in .pdf format, and can be downloaded upon completing the online form in the RFP section of our site.
 
New York Times Feature
June 11, 2006
by Janny Scott
(excerpt from the 6/11/06 issue of the online edition of the New York Times- click here for the full article or see our Press page)

In an effort to bring better design to working-class housing, the Bloomberg administration and an architects' group are to announce today a competition to pick an architect and a developer to build an apartment complex on vacant city-owned land in the South Bronx.

Sponsored by the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the competition is said to be the first of its kind in the city. It is intended to produce a building that is innovative in its design, environmentally friendly, financially viable and replicable by others.

"We want to create an exemplary model that could not just put in place the best standards of design being used elsewhere but could actually create new standards for design going forward," said Shaun Donovan, commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, who was himself trained as an architect.

"A design competition is often a question of picking the best and the brightest, not just the low bidder," said Fredric Bell, executive director of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects and a former official in the city's Department of Design and Construction. "The mechanisms by which architects are selected by competition can generate some very exciting ideas."

The competition will include two parts. First, teams of architects, developers and contractors will submit their qualifications. Then the 10-member jury will chose half a dozen teams, each of which will receive a stipend to help cover the cost of preparing a full proposal. The jury is to select the winner this fall.

 
Offering Package Available for Download
June 09, 2006
The NHNY Legacy Project Offering Package is available here for public access. The Offering Package is in .pdf format, and serves as a thorough introduction to the Legacy Project. Please refer to the RFP for the most current site information. )
 
Blue Print for America Grant
June 07, 2006
(excerpt from the 5/30/06 issue of e-Oculus - click here for the full article or see our Press page)

As part of the AIA's "Blueprint for America: A Gift to the Nation" agenda, AIA New York Chapter has received a $10,000 grant in support of New Housing New York (NHNY) Legacy Project, a program that stresses innovation, affordability, and sustainability in providing new housing prototypes for New York City. The Public Information Exchange (PIE) was also designated as an AIA150 program.

   
Kick-Off Event: June 19
to register please RSVP: nhny@aiany.org
(click here more event details)
   
NHNY Network Launched
June 01, 2006

New Housing New York (NHNY) is pleased to announce the launch of the NHNY Network!

To help facilitate creative teaming, we have set up an NHNY online networking site and a corresponding networking reception at the June 19 kick-off event.

Architects and developers can post mission statements on the NHNY network and describe the firms with whom they would like to team.

Each team is required to include a NYS registered architect and a developer, and may incorporate others as desired. As our project is a follow-up to the 2004 NHNY Design Ideas Competition, which drew entries from many young architects, we encourage established firms to partner with emerging designers and developers.