Housing Innovation Lab: Basements

Housing Innovation Lab: Basements

In February 2019, CHPC hosted Housing Innovation Lab: Basements to explore how best practices and new technology to enhance light, air quality, and fire safety could improve the safety and habitability of basement apartments. Streamlining a pathway for the conversion...

Building Envelope Primer

As the City Planning Commission hearing on the Zoning for Quality and Affordability text amendment approaches tomorrow, do you still find yourself unsure about why they are proposing changes to the “building envelope”? If you have 9 minutes free, why not...

Zoning for Quality and Affordability

CHPC was honored to present a panel on Zoning for Quality and Affordability at Nixon Peabody on Friday, October 30, 2015. On the panel were Mark Ginsberg, Partner at Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, Bill Stein, Partner at Dattner Architects, Marcie Kesner, Planning and...

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Earlier this year, after listening to concerns raised by our board members, we began to investigate how outdated rules governing building envelopeswithin contextual zoning can sometimes result in fewer residential units being built.  We examined seventeen...

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...