Good architecture is integral to any healing process. It helps people lead -- and sometimes recapture -- fulfilling lives. Our firm has a reputation for consistently making your therapeutic goals the centerpiece of our design. Above all else, this is our expertise in supportive housing.
We are very familiar with how supportive housing is funded, and all the attendant regulations of the process. We’ve worked closely with the staff of the varied entities that fund supportive housing, including the HPD Special Needs Group, the NYS Office of Mental Health, CSH, LISC, and private tax syndicators.
Our firm has seen the shift from buildings created exclusively for one population to a mix of both supportive and affordable housing in the same building. From the ADA, to Olmstead v. L.C., to the HEARTH Act, we have watched public policy influence urban design, and bring historically marginalized populations into direct engagement with the community.
We believe that New York’s true architectural cutting edge isn’t just visual. It’s joining good urban policy with good design to make neighborhoods stronger and more diverse, and bring highly effective supportive housing to every corner of the city. Our clients are leaders in providing services to the elderly, veterans, the chronically homeless, and people confronting psychiatric and physical challenges where they live.
Many community boards, and many New Yorkers, hang onto tired misconceptions of what it means to have supportive housing on their block. We will help you navigate the challenges posed by these groups with calm and resilience.