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DUMBO’S Front & York rises to the Brooklyn skyline

Front & York, mixed-use development in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, recently celebrated its official topping out, with each of its two residential towers reaching 21 stories. Designed by architect Morris Adjmi, the development has views of the neighborhood’s Historic District, the East River and the entire Manhattan skyline from the Statue of Liberty up to the skyscrapers of Midtown. Front & York’s development is centered on one of the city’s largest private parks, a 25,000-square-foot space designed by Michael Van Valkenburg Associates.

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$25.4 million award to Santa Ana’s Legacy Square helps bring affordable TOD apartments

In June, the California Strategic Growth Council approved a $25.4 million award to bring Legacy Square in Santa Ana, CA to fruition.  Designed by SVA Architects, the property located at 609 N. Spurgeon Street is owned by the Santa Ana United Methodist Church.  The Church teamed with National CORE, the City of Santa Ana, and Mercy House to deliver much-needed affordable housing to the downtown area. 

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DXA studio reimagines the Brooklyn Bridge

DXA studio has reimagined the Brooklyn Bridge to yield an experience that is more accessible, safe, democratic and enjoyable for all.The reimagination of the Brooklyn Bridge is the result of a collaboration with Philip Habib & Associates, Thornton Tomasetti, and Patrick Cullina Horticultural Design + Consulting.

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KTGY Architecture + Planning receives 2020 Gold Nugget Award honors

Judges for the PCBC’s 2020 Annual Gold Nugget Awards have recognized KTGY Architecture + Planning at its annual competition in 13 different categories with 15 awards. The award program honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally.

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Outpost, Hood River, Oregon, a dynamic mixed-use building serves as catalyst for waterfront development

Skylab-designed Outpost is a phased, hybrid structure merging recreation, retail and work environments to foster and reinforce a sense of community in a developing section of Hood River. As part of the city’s new Waterfront Masterplan, Outpost will eventually become a 60,000-square-foot development—a neighborhood of buildings that will functionally connect the city with the Columbia River waterfront. The site, formerly home to an industrial wastewater treatment and processing facility, largely underutilized the waterfront but will now become a new paradigm for future development in the region.

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Applications open for communities to pilot new buildings and housing benchmarks

The Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR), a member of the International Code Council’s family of solutions, has opened the application process for communities to join an in-depth piloting program for new buildings and housing benchmarks. As part of the program, communities will participate in ANCR’s Community Resilience Benchmarks (CRB) system, which supports communities in evaluating their current resilience and identifying strategies for improvement. Uniquely, this system assesses the social, organizational and infrastructural aspects of communities to enable examination of the community’s vulnerabilities and strengths.

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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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