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Studio One Eleven announces container-based supportive housing

Studio One Eleven has unveiled its design for a four-story transitional housing development using modular construction in Los Angeles’ Watts  neighborhood. Watts Works, at 9502 S. Compton Avenue, uses stacked shipping containers to create 24 320-square-foot, studio apartments for low-income residents and one 480-square-foot manager’s apartment. The project also offers bike storage and multiple community spaces.

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Two KTGY designs selected as 2019 NMHC Innovation Challenge finalists

KTGY Architecture + Planning announced that the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) has named its five finalists for its 2019 Innovation Challenge competition, with KTGY receiving two finalist honors. This year’s challenge sought solutions for reducing the construction costs or time to bend the cost curve of housing production as a way to address the nation’s housing affordability crisis.

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Housing solutions for the chronically homeless using advanced modular construction

Hope on Alvarado, in Los Angeles’ Westlake neighborhood (166 S. Alvarado Street), is created by HBG Construction Corp, KTGY Architecture + Planning and Aedis Real Estate Group. The project, with wrap-around supportive services for homeless individuals, is the first of a series of superior-quality Hope On developments in Los Angeles using an advanced, new modular design.

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Two more buildings of the Bronx’s La Central mixed-use project top out

FXCollaborative, in collaboration with MHG Architects, is the design architect for the new 1.1-million-square-foot development. A combination of on-site cogeneration, solar panels and a super-tight building envelope will provide a sustainable environment for residents including savings on energy costs and a reduced reliance on the area’s electric grid.

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Kulana Hale, mixed-use development in Kapolei, to help address the critical issue of affordable housing in Hawaii

SVA Architects joins development team and Governor Ige for Phase II groundbreaking of Kulana Hale, mixed-use development in Kapolei, that will help address affordable housing in Hawaii. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Hawaii is the most “Out of Reach” rental housing market, with the highest housing wage in the nation. Earning minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, a Hawaii resident would need to work 111 hours each week to afford a modest one-bedroom apartment at fair market prices. 

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Container-based building manufacturer Adaptive Modular Solutions rebrands as CRATE Modular Inc., hires Amanda Gattenby

Adaptive Modular Solutions, California’s first manufacturer of container-based multi-unit housing and school buildings, has unveiled a new brand identity and name. Effectively immediately, the company is known as CRATE Modular, Inc. Lisa Sharpe remains as president of the newly rebranded CRATE Modular, Inc., which has recently hired Amanda Gattenby to serve as vice president of development.

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KTGY’s ‘Co-Dwell’ Expands Shared-Living Concept

The R+D Studio at KTGY Architecture + Planning has expanded the concept of shared living with its Co-Dwell concept, which improves both affordability and quality of life. KTGY’s Co-Dwell creates smaller shared kitchens and living areas for suites of up to four bedrooms, plus larger communal spaces for the entire building.

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JEMCOR Development Partners Begins Construction on 171 New Mixed-Income, Transit-Oriented Apartments in Livermore

Designed by award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning, the development will consist of four, three-story residential buildings and a single-story clubhouse. The project will incorporate a number of “green” features such as solar photovoltaic systems covering the energy usage in common areas and drought-tolerant landscaping to help ensure long-term energy efficiency and sustainability.

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