The Stack
New York City

As Project Architect, I led the team that designed and executed the construction of this award winning seven story apartment building. The Stack was one of the first prefabricated steel and concrete multi-unit residential buildings built in New York City. The fifty-six modules were fabricated offsite in a factory in rural Pennsylvania, transported to the city, and erected over the course of a few weeks.

Due to the location and construction method, we encountered a number of unique challenges during this exciting project. The foundation had to address the ‘line of influence’ of the adjacent subway tunnel, building system connections needed to be considered in the unit layouts in order to allow for municipal inspections and site ‘zip-up’, the prefabricator (accustom to building roadside motels) was asked to build to more stringent tolerances in order to meet the developer’s expectations, and it was necessary to anticipate construction details during the off-site fabrication that would typically require the verification of as-built conditions.

2015 American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum & The European Centre for Architecture

2015 Housing Honor Award, AIANY/BSA2015 Jury and Popular Choice Winner, Architecture +Urban Transformation, Architizer A+ Awards 2015 Bronze Award of Merit, Society of American Registered Architects/NY Council (SARA/NY)
“Big Ideas: Building Blocks.” Interior Design, March 2015.
“Stack the Deck.” Dwell, December / January 2015.
“Putting the Pieces Together in Inwood.” The Wall Street Journal, 2 January 2014.
“Stacks on Stacks.” Architect Magazine, July 2013.
“Stacking Up.” Architectural Record, July 2013.
“Prefab Lives!” The New York Times, 23 May 2013.
“More Units Going Up in a Snap.” The New York Times, 8 March 2013.
“Affordable by Design.” Domus, October 2012.

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