Hour Children Apartment House III

Queens, New York

Hour Children Apartment House III is the only supportive housing in the United States to offer permanent affordable housing specifically for formerly incarcerated women living together with their children. The four-story, 25,000-square-foot apartment building accommodates 18 two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as the headquarter offices of Hour Children, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women through reunification with their families.

Set within a context of stately brick buildings from the early 20th century, the building façade plays with the same material in a contemporary way. Subtle brick corbels, brick projections, and canted window returns create a subtle movement of the façade surface and distinct shadow line definition.

As part of the Enterprise Green Communities program, Hour Children Apartment House incorporates sustainable design concepts and construction techniques.

Owner: Hour Children

Agency: New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

Structural: Silman

MEP: Abraham Joselow P.C., P.E.

Landscape: Billie Cohen, Ltd.

General Contractor: G. Fazio Construction

Brick Industry Association – Silver Brick in Architecture Award (2015)