Sugar Hill Development / Adjaye Associates

Sugar Hill is a new mixed-use development in Manhattan’s historic Sugar Hill district of Harlem that will feature affordable housing, early education programs and a new cultural institution. Initiated by non-profit developer of supportive housing, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC), and generated by a tight budget as well as the exacting parameters of the site, the concept challenges the traditional typology. Unusually, the scheme incorporates a public program, with a children’s museum and early childhood center, which resonate with Adjaye Associates’ commitment to a wider urban and cultural responsibility. The 13-storey, 124- apartment affordable housing complex will be located on W. 155th Street at St. Nicholas Avenue. The practice worked closely with the client and local community to ensure the design is tied to its history, practical and aesthetic requirements, through a series of workshops and planning meetings. The brief required a modern design complementary to its surrounding environment of Gothic revival row-houses.

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Community-service award for Burton Towers developer

Times Herald-Record
Sep. 30, 2015

Four years ago, the choices facing Burton Towers residents and City of Newburgh code enforcement officials varied between awful and worse.

For upper-floor residents of the 126-unit, eight-story apartment complex for seniors and the disabled, oft-broken elevators meant remaining trapped on their floors or braving the building’s stairs.

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