The Harvard Printing Company project represents the design and construction of a new 4-story family mid-rise, providing 128 new residential units (70 of which are affordable), as well as the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of an existing historic, 4-story art deco factory building into a parking facility offering 157 spaces, a portion of which will be offered for use by the public.
Blumberg Apartments, the first of a multi-phase redevelopment effort, and part of a HUD Choice Neighborhood Initiative, consists of 57 affordable units situated in 3-story buildings in the Blumberg/Sharswood neighborhood of north Philadelphia.
The Queen Lane Apartments project consisted of the demolition of an existing 15-story, 119-unit high-rise apartment building, and the design and development of a new affordable apartment community offering 55 units of affordable living in five buildings.
A new affordable development built on the former site of the US Army’s Camp Kilmer in Middlesex County, one of nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy. It offers 88 units of workforce housing and 30 units of supportive housing for homeless families.
Promise House is a new 6,100 square foot, 2-story supportive housing residence located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The project aims to provide a dignified, independent living environment for 10 homeless individuals with a history of mental illness.
Located on a former commercial site in a distressed and historic neighborhood of downtown Camden, New Jersey, LEAP Academy successfully accommodates 240 students in 30,000 square feet of space, incorporating programs for Pre-K, K-3, and grades 9-12.
Anticipated to be the cornerstone for long-term revitalization efforts in the city, Dr. Walter G. Alexander Village I represents the first phase of this award-winning, multi-phase, affordable transit-oriented redevelopment effort in The City of Orange.
Dr. Walter G. Alexander Village II represents the second phase of the City of Orange’s Central Redevelopment Plan. Built on a site once home to distressed public housing, the development offers 48 units of new affordable senior housing.
Named a US Department of Housing & Urban Development Promise Zone, phase one of the rehabilitation of Mt. Vernon Manor included 75 largely vacant and dilapidated scattered-site rental apartments in the Mantua neighborhood in Philadelphia. The development is composed of a total of 9 properties in walk-up style apartments.
Springside School Apartments is an historically-sensitive and significant adaptive reuse of an existing elementary school, along with the design of a new, 2-story addition, offering 75 units of affordable living serving low- to moderate-income seniors and adults with mental illness.
Fusing both new construction, as well as the adaptive reuse of an historic school building, Lawnside Senior Residence is a new residential community providing a total of 40 one-bedroom rental apartments to the local Lawnside senior population.
A multiple award-winning project in Closter, the Van Sciver Supportive Housing project was designed and developed for people with special needs. It includes 16 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units and a variety of services and amenities for residents.
A certified New Jersey ENERGY STAR Home, Ridgewood Avenue provides 21 low-income individuals with histories of mental illness and homelessness a dignified, independent living environment. Each resident has his or her own one-bedroom apartment.
Medford Senior Residence offers 36 new units of affordable senior living in the heart of Medford Township. The community includes a host of amenities such as computer rooms, a fitness center and a multi-purpose community room for social events.
With over 80,000SF of programming, including 64 units for seniors, a multi-purpose community center, recreational facilities and a full-service Adult Day Center, Nellie Reynolds Gardens is an affordable housing community designed for the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
As its signature sustainable design feature, a green roof system was integrated into the program for Nellie Reynolds—the first of its kind for PHA—helping to regulate the building temperature, absorb rainwater, conserve water and energy resources and improve indoor air quality for the facility’s residents.
The Brownstones at Diamond Street project represents the rehabilitation of 25 3-story townhouses aimed at providing 49 affordable apartments to local Philadelphia residents. The program includes offices for management, a community space, and an after-school dayroom.
The Oaks at Camden is a new 57-unit affordable development for families in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The townhouses and flats are designed in both two and three-bedroom configurations. All units boast open floor plans with high ceilings, modern kitchens, covered front porches with exterior storage, walk-in closets, and resident-controlled heating and cooling. Community amenities include a clubhouse and a tot lot, making it a wonderful community for young families. Additional conveniences include on-site management and maintenance, parking, and close proximity to shopping, dining, and a variety of regional outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.
Originally built in 1866, the conversion and adaptive reuse of this vacant 5-story factory building in the Kensington section of north Philadelphia provides 27 units of affordable housing, as well as studio facilities, for local low-income artists.
The Manitou Park Neighborhood Revitalization project, a new affordable housing community located in Toms River, New Jersey, was divided into two phases offering the local community a total of 166 newly-constructed or rehabilitated units of affordable housing intended for homeownership. The project is located in an historically depressed area of Toms River, and for years had suffered from a lack of investment in both the local housing stock and infrastructure—with failing septic and well water systems a common occurrence throughout the community in the early part of the 2000s.
At a cost of nearly $20 million, and over a decade in the making, the revitalization of the Manitou Park Neighborhood represents what can be achieved when public and private agencies work together to solve real-world issues affecting the quality of life of residents within their local communities.
Offering a total of 104 homes in a beautiful, natural, wooded setting, Sharp Road Family Housing provides residents with one-, two-, and three-bedroom unit configurations, clustered in two-story, residential buildings throughout the landscaped site. The buildings, together with a new 2,500 square foot community center, were developed in a manner intended to preserve significant open space, woodland views, as well as the natural wetlands existent on site.
A model of sustainable design, the residences at Sharp Road are ENERGY STAR rated, and are fully compliant with the guidelines established by the New Jersey Green Future Program. Electricity is generated by photovoltaic panels installed on the sloped roofs of the residences, serving up to seventy-five percent of the electrical requirements within the common areas of the community.
K&A was commissioned by the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) to provide a two-phase revitalization study for George Street, a major retail corridor in New Brunswick. The first phase of the project included overall design guidelines with recommendations for vegetation, paving, lighting, street furniture, and facade improvements. The second phase involved a block-by-block set of recommendations with detailed street sections, intersection plans and views of specific focus areas along the corridor. The project was developed with significant input from local stakeholders from both public and private sectors.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Salem Historic Homes is an award-winning project that helped to transform a once-decaying neighborhood in the heart of Salem, a town with over 300 years of history, into a new and vibrant community.
Funded in large part through Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Faison Mews is a 51-unit affordable housing development designed for low-income seniors. Located in the Parkside neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey—a bustling part of the city, with thousands of children attending local area schools each day—the development represents one of the first steps toward stabilizing much of the neighborhood abandonment and urban blight which for years had stood in stark contrast to the life and energy of the nearby schools and student population.
A New Jersey Green Homes pilot project, and one of the first projects in the state to integrate green principles into its stated program, the design for this independent senior living community contains a multitude of sustainable features including recycled content materials, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR lighting and appliances, and a rainwater cistern which catches rainwater from the roof, diverting it to water the gardens and landscaping of the community.
The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of this historic landmark hotel and tavern in Burlington City, New Jersey reconnects The Metropolitan Inn with its downtown context, providing 16 new affordable handicapped-accessible apartments for seniors.
Formerly the J.F. Budd Baby Shoe Factory, West Electronics represents the successful adaptive reuse and historic preservation of a Burlington City landmark, now an attractive affordable senior community providing 36 residential apartments.
Working directly with a non-profit organization, Kitchen & Associates designed a new three-story building to serve the homeless population in Asbury Park, NJ. The first floor of the building houses offices, a commercial kitchen, and gathering spaces. A separate entry from The Center in Asbury Park – a drop-in support service & food pantry program – maintains the pre-existing program while adding permanent supportive housing.
The remaining floors contain 25 Single Resident Occupancy apartments (SROs) which provide permanent affordable housing for homeless individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS. Center House participated in the New Jersey ENERGY STAR Program and is one of the first buildings to be completed in the redevelopment zone in Asbury Park.
Located in Mantua, New Jersey, this 96,835 GSF showroom and retail facility serves as the headquarters, warehouse, and distribution center for the national distributor, National Paintball Supply. This corporate facility features cutting-edge architectural design as well as a tilt-up concrete building technology to meet the specific needs of office space, customer service areas, distribution and warehousing.
K&A provided extensive Architectural and Engineering services to the borough of Collingswood for it’s new Community and Municipal Services Center. This beautiful two-story brick-detailed building was designed to reflect the rich history of the surrounding environment of downtown Collingswood.
The facility includes a new Senior Community Center, a Teen Center, the Police and Fire Department, Court Rooms, and Administrative Offices. Among the recreational areas in the building are conference rooms, abundant multi-purpose areas, craft rooms, a video screening room, and a library. It is fully handicapped accessible, equipped with an elevator and rest rooms on each floor.
This exemplary project involved design, development and construction of 100 new affordable family units located on a 25-acre site in Eastampton, NJ. The completed development features 30 two-bedroom units, 70 three-bedroom units, a community building, several tot lots, an open recreation field, bike paths, and jogging trails.
Under the State of New Jersey’s new Sustainable Development in Housing Pilot Program, this project received considerable recognition by being selected from a large and competitive pool of applicants to receive development funding. Sustainable design and development criteria were utilized in the overall planning and project design. These principles aspired to minimize the impact on the environment; conserve natural resources; encourage superior building design to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the building users and occupants; provide durable, low maintenance facilities; and make optimal use of existing infrastructure.
K&A worked closely with the Neighborhood Housing Services of Camden to compose a new community of 18 twin townhomes on Washington Street in Camden, New Jersey. Communication, teamwork, and architectural integrity coalesced to produce functional and attractive designs within a competitive budget. This project is the first market rate residential development in the City of Camden since the turn of the century.
Realized design elements include secure off-street parking, particularized landscaping, spacious front porches, decorative brick facades, mansard roofs, and intricate cornice detailing – all aspects of the community that echo the Victorian Architecture of the surrounding Cooper Plaza Historic District.
The Potter Building is a 4-story senior residence consisting of forty-nine independent living units. To successfully integrate this new building with its surrounding up-scale community, special attention was paid to the brickwork and overall quality of the exterior detailing. The resulting design is a housing structure with a strong sense of permanence and an integrated relationship with the surrounding community. The objective of this project was to incorporate rental senior housing into a rapidly growing 800 acre community, comprised of office buildings and Neo-Traditional developments. The Potter Building serves as a focal point of the emerging town center.
Villas del Caribe exemplifies the reclamation of a former industrial site and an obsolete industrial building for residential use in a way that is ideally suited to its time and place. Located on a cleared city block, the low-rise development consists of 81 units of new construction rental housing for families. The buildings are composed of attractive 2, 3, and 4 bedroom rental units with an appropriate number of accessible units for wheelchair and vision/hearing-impaired residents.
K&A provided comprehensive architectural design and engineering services for the alteration and renovation of the northwest corner of the historic Reading Terminal in Center City Philadelphia. The completed rehabilitation project offers a 179-seat restaurant situated on the first and basement floor levels. With its prime exposure on the busy intersection of Market & 12th Streets, the new restaurant acts as a beacon for the main entry to Philadelphia’s convention center. K&A also provided similar, comprehensive architectural and engineering services for Hard Rock Cafes in New York City, Cleveland and Baltimore.
The Rittenhouse School Apartments involved the adaptive reuse and historic renovation of a former junior high school building to provide 48 units of affordable senior housing. Six units are fully handicapped accessible, while all other units are easily handicapped-adaptable. Overall residential amenities include on-site management offices, several social lounges, central laundry facilities, and a large community room with a kitchen and restroom areas.
K&A worked with the Philadelphia Housing Authority to transform a dilapidated vacant city block in South Philadelphia into Tasker Village, a charming new multifamily residential community consisting of 28 affordable housing units, along with a vibrant community center for use by the neighborhood.
Home to K&A, the renovation of The Zane School Offices in downtown Collingswood stands as a great example of how the successful adaptive reuse of an aging historically-certified building can set the stage for longer-term revitalization.