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Category: Sustainable Communities

Construction commences on award-winning tower The Wedge

The Wedge, a sustainable new residential tower by Cox Developments in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has commenced construction. The highly sustainable development was designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification, with numerous eco-friendly elements like water conservation, active on-site power generation, sustainable materials, natural ventilation, daylighting, and strategic sun control to name a few.  The Wedge will also offer ground-floor commercial space.  The development was designed by San Diego and Vancouver-based AVRP Skyport and is being built by Blackrete Builders Inc.  Construction commenced August 1 2020, and is anticipated to be complete early 2023.

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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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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

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.