Archive for January, 2012

Shiloh Senior Housing project

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Today the sun broke through the clouds in New Rochelle and a crowd gathered to celebrate the ground breaking ceremony for the Shiloh Senior Housing project. The project consists of 39 units if low-income senior housing, funded by HUD, low-income housing tax credits, and HOMES funds. Among the attendees were Adolfo Carrion and New Rochelle mayor, Noam Bramson.

New Construction in Palo Alto

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

UAI’s new initiative is far from our New York City home, a house in Palo Alto, California. In this community of Spanish style and Craftsman houses, you’ll see a modern structure with zinc siding and steel windows designed in response to tough zoning restrictions. The unique exterior is matched by the unusual interior planning, more like a NYC loft in Soho than a traditional house. Some special mechanical features include solar hot water, radiant floors, whole-house ventilation. Interior textures are a contrast of rough and smooth: cleaved slate and re-sawn cedar against stainless steel and pure white metal trusses. It is a house of contrasts, breaking norms while responding to and respecting the community.