Hour Children Apartment House III

Queens, New York

Hour Children Apartment House III provides permanent, affordable, and supportive housing to formerly incarcerated women living together with their children. The 4-story, 25,000 SF apartment building accommodates 18 2- and 3-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

2015, The Brick Industry Association, Brick in Architecture, Silver Brick

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