On May 5, 2017, the New York State chapter of the American Association of Architects announced that Boston Road supportive housing 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.
Also in May, the New York Council of the Society of American Registered Architects, SARA, presented the project with its Affordable and Supportive Housing Design award. Elsewhere, it was a finalist in the Multi-Unit Residential Building category of Interior Design magazine's NYC x Design Awards program.