New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
At last night’s Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY) Gala, Fox Point, the LEED Gold supportive and affordable housing project by Oaklander, Coogan and Vitto Architects, PC (OCV Architects) received the “Outstanding Residence of the Year” award. Tony Hannigan of Center for Urban Community Services presented the award to Sally Bernstein of Palladia, the organization that sponsored the building.
Completed in 2009, Fox Point provides 48 units of affordable housing to formerly homeless and low-income families and individuals in the Bronx. Support facilities for tenants include service offices, a computer lab, communal gathering spaces both inside and outside, and on-site bicycle storage.
What distinguishes it from other supportive housing projects is that by earning LEED Gold, Fox Point is one of the first in New York City to integrate green systems and materials into the building’s design and operation, thereby ensuring its long-term affordability.
Sustainable features include a highly efficient building envelope, microturbine for waste energy capture and reuse, maximized daylighting, argon-filled, low-E windows, built-in sun shades, a multi-level design that offers two green rooftops and a ground level terrace and play area, rapidly renewable and regionally sourced materials, low-VOC paints, Energy Star appliances and efficient lighting.
The Supportive Housing Network of New York represents more than 180 nonprofit organizations and over 80 corporate partners that together fund, develop and operate supportive housing across the state. In addition to being the voice of the provider community, SHNNY oversees the operation of over 39,000 units of supportive housing and is the only supportive housing network in New York.
About OCV Architects
Oaklander, Coogan & Vitto Architects, P.C. is a versatile, award-winning architectural firm serving the New York Metropolitan area for over 30 years. OCV’s body of work ranges from affordable and special needs housing to high-end private residences, from gut rehabs and historic preservation to innovative new construction. Having produced over 1,000 units of residential housing, the firm regularly partners with urban housing authorities and development groups to create sustainable, attractive residences within restrictive budgets. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, OCV strives to bring to each design respect for a project’s site, setting, history and culture, while making every effort to build responsibly and sustainably. For more on OCV please visit http://www.ocvarch.com.
For further information on this release, Fox Point, or similar projects, please contact:
Oaklander, Coogan & Vitto Architects, PC
203 Lafayette Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10012