Preserving affordable housing for seniors is increasingly challenging as buildings become obsolete, systems fail, and properties become a liability to the community around them. Residents want to age in place, remain active in their neighborhood, and have services they desperately need. In 2014, Somerset Development, along with architect Wiencek + Associates, set out to preserve such a project in the city of Baltimore. This case study will share the unique financial and design strategies employed to redevelop a dilapidated high-rise, improve quality of life, and restore community spirit to the neighborhood through for-profit and not-for profit partnerships.
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Congratulations to Troy Rog-Urman on his promotion to Vice President
Congratulations to Carl Skooglund on his promotion to Project Manager
W+A extends its congratulations to Ryan Anderson who recently passed his ARE exams and is now officially a registered architect. Well done Ryan!
Linden Park in Baltimore was awarded the prestigious AIA Design for Aging Award. The transformation of this outdated monolithic building into a vibrant senior community will serve the residents well for many years to come. Congratulations to Ted Cage and the rest of the Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners team, along with Somerset Development, Hamel Commercial and all who helped make this project a reality. https://lnkd.in/dfwtJuM
Michael Wiencek presented at the “Reinventing the Home: How ADUs Improve DC Housing” conference on October 24, 2017 at AIA|DC. Michael and one of our Intern’s, Li Ren, created a case-study to show how various housing types in the District can take advantage of Accessory Dwelling Units.
The DC Mayor’s office announced today that they have awarded the former Hebrew Home and 1125 Spring Road development RFP to the team of Victory Housing, Brinshore Development and Bank of America CDC. Wiencek is the design architect for the project.
Michael Wiencek, Jr., FAIA will be presenting three case studies in the Washington metropolitan area where innovative problem solving design created desirable housing units from old office buildings. Cities across the country are struggling to keep up with the demand for housing. Urban land values make building new housing from the ground up an expensive proposition, which often translates to higher housing prices. However, opportunities exist to convert abandoned or underutilized office buildings into mixed-income residential housing.
National Building Museum; Monday, May 8, 2017 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Check our our newest design. It’s exciting to see our Northwest One project featured in the Washington Business Journal. This concept by Michael Wiencek creates a vibrant community that connects NW1 with key areas and provides much needed mixed use housing for DC.
We’re always interested in discussing new business relationships and sustainable community focused architecture