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News - 09.27.21
425 Grand Concourse

Dattner Architects to speak at BE-Ex & PhiusCon

425 Grand Concourse finds itself in the spotlight during the month of October. The new mixed-use and mixed-income development is currently under construction and set to open in 2022. The Passive House-designed project creates 277 units of affordable housing with a medical facility, supermarket, community support space, and a student services center housed in the two-story base.

Two members of our project team are set to discuss this vital project at two upcoming events.

Beyond Zero Series: Big Buildings, Big Impacts
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 6 | 9:00am – 10:30am
Moderator: Mark Gardner (Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects)
Speakers: Heather McKinstry (Dattner Architects); Deborah Moelis (Handel Architects); Louis Koehl (Handel Architects); Christoph Stump (Trinity Financial)

“Big Buildings, Big Impacts” is a panel discussion about high-impact, high-profile construction projects. Associate Heather McKinstry will present an overview of 425 Grand Concourse, including lessons learned during design and construction, followed by a conversation with fellow panelists about the impact of Passive House design in affordable housing.

The Beyond Zero Series celebrates low carbon projects across New York State that improves the health, affordability, and resiliency of communities. The educational series will highlight successes, strategies, incentives, and goals for accelerating building decarbonization and optimizing carbon neutral design and construction.

PhiusCon Case Studies: Affordable Multifamily
Date/Time: Friday, October 15 | 10:15am – 12:15pm
Moderator: Katrin Klingenberg (PHIUS)
Speakers: John Woelfling (Dattner Architects); Jon Jensen (MaGrann Associates); Nicole Burger (MaGrann Associates); Elizabeth Turner (Precipitate Architecture); Peter Schmelzer (Kaas Wilson Architects); Peter Houseknecht (LRS Architects)

As part of an affordable housing case study series, Principal John Woelfling will be presenting 425 Grand Concourse on Day 2 of PhiusCon. John will also be a juror for the conference’s Annual Design Competition.

PhiusCon is the leading passive building conference for climate-specific zero energy design, construction, and building science expertise. This year’s conference is scheduled for October 12-15 in Tarrytown, New York.

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