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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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Integrity Housing Closes on Ventura, CA Property and Commences Construction on Affordable Riverside Apartments

Integrity Housing, along with its developer partner, MW Development, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has closed on the property slated for the future Riverside Apartments, located at 691 Riverside Street in Ventura, CA.  Formerly used for lumberyard storage, the one-acre property will become home to a 23-unit affordable, multifamily complex designed to serve low-income families with children. 

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

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The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.

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