Architects Focus | Retrofit Solutions and Design Opportunities

 Presenter: Michael Ingui Ed May Program Overview: Join us as Ed May and Michael Ingui present current designs, techniques, and approaches to the historic masonry retrofits they are currently working on. Learning Objectives: Understand how Passive House consultants approach building evaluation, design and certification. Gain Familiarity with the basic workflow of Passive House design and modeling as well as the critical tools used in assessing Passive House performance. Opportunities…


BENCHMARKING RESULT FOR PASSIVE HOUSE RETROFITS RATED TOP 5%

We are pleased to share our benchmarked data that puts our retrofit building’s energy performance within the top 5% in the city for its energy use. We present three of our completed retrofit projects, two-six story affordable co-op multifamily buildings on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and a historic row-house in the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District. The benchmarked data also validates Passive House (PH) strategies as cost-effective to retrofit homes. Our…


Zakrzewski + Hyde Architects becomes Sponsor of NYPH

Flow Chelsea located at 211 West 29th Street is a new 24 story passive house rental project that will be a mixed use, mixed income rental building in the heart of Manhattan. To reflect the changing needs of this neighbor, which is a mix of students, creative professions and longtime garment and fur distributors, the building will provide a variety of apartment layouts ranging from studio to three bedroom units.…


Handel Architects brings Passive House design to East New York.

Arras is a 100% affordable mixed-use residential project proposed in the East New York section of Brooklyn. It was designed to serve as a model of a socially transformative and environmentally conscious design. Arras includes 326 affordable homes, 13,100 SF of community-focused retail space occupied by locally-based neighborhood retailers, and approximately 20,500 SF of community facility space with curated programming to meet the needs of the project’s tenants and the…


Before & After: Balancing Act in Brooklyn

November 19, 2020 Our client came to us after purchasing this freestanding, wood frame house in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn with dreams of recycling some of the quirks of this old home into an updated, more functional home. Previously a three family home with lots of clues to its history, we worked to highlight a number of these clues within the new design that included a new rear addition,…