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Progressive Thinking on the Building Envelope
Earlier this year, after listening to concerns raised by our board members, we began to investigate how outdated rules governing building envelopes within contextual zoning can sometimes result in fewer residential units being built. We examined seventeen sites to see how much the building envelope rules affected the residential construction. Take a look at our full publication.
This morning, Friday September 19th, CHPC joined together with the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) to discuss the findings of our study the “Building Envelope Conundrum.” The six person panel took place at the Center for Architecture.…Read more
This Friday- The Building Envelope Conundrum Panel
When: 8:00am-10:00 am, Friday, September 19th
Where: The Center For Architecture, 536 Laguardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
Come to the Center for Architecture to see a presentation on CHPC’s “Building Envelope” study – and to offer your suggestions on how to solve this conundrum to the Department of City Planning (DCP).
The Building Envelope Conundrum is a fascinating case study looking into the impact of the contextual building envelope rules on residential development. We found that eight out of seventeen recent residential projects were unable to use all of their permitted floor area due to the rules that …Read more
Short film on the Making Room exhibition
Film-maker Joanna Arnow has made this incredible short film on last year’s Making Room exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York. Watch and enjoy!… Read more
Making Room in L.A.
Making Room has spread outside of New York City over the last few years, including inspiring a new graduate research + design studio at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture entitled 21st Century Housing: Making Room in the Contemporary City.
As a part of that innovative studio, Sarah Watson of CHPC was invited to visit Dwell on Design LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center where the Georgia Tech team were showcasing the students work, announcing the winner of best design over the last year, and taking part in an onstage program to discuss the Making Room inspiration behind …Read more
Alicia Glen at the CHPC Annual Luncheon
We were delighted to welcome the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, Alicia Glen, as the keynote speaker at our Annual Luncheon this year. Watch her keynote speech here.
Housing New York plan is announced
CHPC Executive Director Jerilyn Perine joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and other government officials in Downtown Brooklyn this morning for the release of the mayor’s Housing New York plan. We were so pleased to be invited to share our thoughts and congratulations at the announcement of the plan (which are copied below).
CHPC is excited to work with the mayoral administration and City agencies to advance practical policies to improve neighborhoods in all five boroughs. We applaud the inclusion of several of the plan’s proposals that CHPC has spent the past few years working on and compiled in our …Read more
Over 900 guests at CHPC’s Annual Luncheon!
CHPC’s 55th Annual Luncheon was our most successful fundraising event in decades! Many thanks to everyone who made it possible!
Over 900 guests were in attendance and we had an impressive group of awardees. We were also honored to have some very special guests present two of our awards: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and actor Wendell Pierce, who has also played an important role rebuilding in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. CHPC’s Executive Director, Jerilyn Perine, gave an update on our most recent work, which was compiled into Steering the New Course, and announced a feature soon …Read more
CHPC’s 55th Annual Luncheon – April 30, 2014
It’s not too early to mark your calendar for CHPC’s annual luncheon!…Read more
Making Room…in Atlanta
One of the highlights of 2013 – a year jam-packed full of landmark moments for CHPC – has been working with the Georgia Tech School of Architecture in the development of a design + research studio for graduate students entitled 21st Century Housing: Making Room in the Contemporary City.
The studio, headed by Associate Professor and Architect Michael Gamble, challenges student teams to put together full design proposals for mixed residential/commercial developments that incorporate high-performance active and passive energy systems. The brief is already extremely challenging. They have to conduct their own site selection–picking sites that are not only …Read more
CHPC visits the Making Room design studio in Atlanta, Georgia!
After visiting the Making Room exhibition earlier this year, Stephen Taul of the Georgia Institute of Technology was inspired that a design and research studio at the School of Architecture based on this initiative could be a great way to engage students as part of their interdisciplinary seminar: Net Zero Energy Housing.
Along with others at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, he has put together a Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Design and Research Studio entitled On Urban Dwelling: Making Room in the Contemporary City
The series of seminars and studios focuses on the design and construction of medium-scaled ecologically-sensitive …Read more
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