Williamsburg Houses

UAI has a track record with NYCHA of providing the design and construction services for two community facilities, at Whitman and Vernon Houses in Brooklyn, NY. In addition, UAI renovated a number of the historic storefronts of the Williamsburg Houses, often stated as the best public housing project ever built in New York. Although not officially a landmark, we redesigned the façades, under NYCHA’s direction, with materials that brought back the storefronts to the image of their creative origins in 1937 while incorporating contemporary security measures. A number of the storefronts became social centers and were redesigned to accommodate these changing needs while maintaining the historic fabric.  

Brooklyn, NY
Agency: NYCHA
Cost: N/A
Completed: 2000
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