Aufgang Architects-designed Webster Commons project named NYSAFAH 2016 Project of the Year

January 24, 2017 - Design / Build

Bronx, NY The Webster Commons project, designed by Aufgang Architects, has been selected as the 2016 Project of the Year (downstate) by the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH.)

Every year NYSAFAH celebrates projects that demonstrate excellence in development and construction, as well as affordability and design. 

Designed by Aufgang Architects and built by Joy Construction, Webster Commons, a 470,000 s/f project at 3620 Webster Ave., comprises 484 100% affordable units in five buildings. The complex also features indoor and outdoor recreation areas, community facilities, parking, and a universal Pre-K classroom. Aufgang’s design for Webster Commons features a combination of colored bricks, panels and various levels of setbacks along the façade, as well as terraces.

“My colleagues and I are proud to receive this NYSAFAH award. As we strive to creatively apply our experience, insights and expertise to the design of our clients’ projects, including both affordable and luxury commercial buildings, and adaptive re-use designs, we have worked closely with NYSAFAH and its members,” said Ariel Aufgang, AIA, principal, Aufgang Architects.

Since its establishment in 1971, Aufgang Architects LLC has earned a reputation for thoughtful, effective, and creative designs, a focus that has enabled its sustained success and consistent growth.

Aufgang became principal of Aufgang Architects, LLC, in 2012. The firm’s portfolio includes recent designs that have attracted significant attention, such as the Marriott Hotel and apartment project on the site of Harlem’s historic Victoria Theater, the renovation of the Corn Exchange Bank Building, also in Harlem, and the conversion of a landmarked Brillo factory in DUMBO to luxury condos.


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