Restructured Affordability

Sponsored by TAMLYN

Learning Objectives:

  1. List at least four innovative development strategies that are being used to expand the options for—and pull down the costs of—multifamily housing.
  2. Discuss ways to deliver “stealth density” through thoughtful design.
  3. Describe ways that basic palettes of materials can be used to enliven facades while exercising restraint.
  4. Discuss how well-designed roofs can become a building’s “fifth elevation.”


1.5 AIA LU/Elective
This test is no longer available for credit
Welcome to My House: Multifamily Housing
From superblocks to revamped office and industrial spaces to new structures that combine supportive and market-rate housing, home takes on a whole new meaning in the 21st century.
Via 57 West
West Pyramid Scheme: A daring apartment building reshapes the New York skyline along the Hudson River.
Corner House
House of Commons: A fresh design elegantly combines commercial space with market-rate and affordable housing.
Top Flight: A complex explores siting and massing to downplay density and elevate quality of life.
Greenwich Housing
Elder Care: A simple but bold design brings distinction to affordable senior housing.
East Side Lofts
Soul Sister: A new structure completes an unfinished, century-old building by replicating its scale and adding some funk.
Carmel Place
Living Small in the Big City: A building of micro-units introduces a new housing typology for New York's changing demographics.


Originally published in March 2017