LEED Platinum Certified, Affordable Urban Midrise

exterior of Creston Avenue Residences
Bronx, NY
Friday, May 17, 2019

CEUs: 3.0 AIA LU/HSW; certificates of attendance provided to all attendees

$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

This Pro Tour brought attendees to Creston Avenue Residences, a LEED Platinum Certified, 66-unit development with 21 units set aside for chronically homeless adults. This building, designed by event host Magnusson Architecture and Planning, is one of the few Platinum Supportive Housing buildings in the US. It is also the first building funded by the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team Housing Capital Program. Attendees learned about the project's design and funding history, social and environmental goals, sustainable features, and the first three years of performance data.

Project Details

  • Units: 66
  • Square Footage: 62,535
  • Type of Construction: New
  • 38kw roof mounted PV array
  • Blue roof, including rain-water harvesting system for irrigating onsite landscaping
  • High-efficiency boiler, PTAC units, low-E thermally broken Energy Star windows, continuous exterior insulation to generate savings within operation budget
  • Brick and metal panel façade punctuated by vertical shade structures
  • Special materials include: formaldehyde-free products and low-VOC paints, sealants and stains, bamboo flooring in apartments, gypsum board with a high amount of post consumer recycled content and concrete using 30% flyash.

This project has been recognized with the following awards:

2015 Best in American Living Award
2015 AIANY COTE Award Honorable Mention
2015 Building Award, Queens Bronx Building Association
2015 SARA Celebration of Architecture and Design Award
2015 Brick in Architecture Award
2015 Builder’s Choice Merit Award
2016 Society of American Registered Architects New York Council Design Award of Merit
2017 AIA-Brooklyn Queens Design Award of Excellence
2017 SHNNY Project of the Year
2017 Multi-Housing News’ Excellence Award
2017 AIA Quad State Design Award


Tentative Schedule

12:30 PM

Doors open, registration, networking and coffee

1:00 PM

Welcome by NESEA

1:10 PM

Overview of the project by the host

2:00 PM

Tour of project begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations

3:45 PM

Group Reconvenes back at initial meeting point

4:00 PM

Reception with light refreshments

4:15 PM

Q&A Panel with members of project team

5:00 PM

Event Concludes


If you have questions about this event, you can contact Florence at fmacgregor@nesea.org or 413-774-6051 x10.



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