AIA New York State Award for Boston Road by Alexander Gorlin Architects

AIA New York State 2017 Excelsior Award of Merit, Public Architecture

Boston Road Supportive Housing

On May 5, 2017, the New York State chapter of the American Association of Architects announced that our Boston Road supportive housing project had been given an Award of Merit in the Public Architecture category of its annual Excelsior Awards program.

The Excelsior awards are given to public and private entities that use New York state funding for projects that serve the public. Our client, non-profit developer Breaking Ground, received funding in part for this project from New York state’s Medicaid budget. Operating in the belief that housing is a medical necessity, Breaking Ground has found that housing New York City’s chronically homeless – rather than leaving them to cycle in and out of emergency care – saves the state approximately $10,000 a year per person.