August 23, 2006
OCV Architects is making a better New York through the use of green architecture techniques at “Jacob’s Place,” a 63-unit affordable-housing construction project being built on Webster Avenue. Green architecture has become a fashionable buzzword in New York City housing, but OCV has made it a reality with beautiful, practical, eco-friendly buildings while maintaining their long-established style of community-inspired architecture. The finished work will include lush green roofs, highly durable bamboo floors and energy-efficient appliances.
Architect Jack Coogan, founding partner of OCV Architects, gave a tour of the sites, which include:
Mr. Spitzer and Mr. Norton champion the revitalization of blighted neighborhoods to reclaim vacant lots and rebuild condemned structures into affordable housing, youth recreation and community preservation missions. This recent initiative is part of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's New Housing Marketplace plan to bring 165,000 units of affordable housing to New Yorkers within the next five years.
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Oaklander, Coogan and Vitto, P.C., is a versatile, client-driven architecture firm serving the New York Metropolitan area since 1973. Specializing in affordable and special-needs housing, the firm has partnered with many notable urban housing authorities and development groups to create multi-family housing, private homes, commercial spaces, schools, churches and community centers with great respect for each site’s urban landscape, history and culture.
OCV is also a member of The U.S. Green Building Council