Archinect - News 2017-09-21T12:12:21-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150008495/brooks-scarpa-s-the-six-offers-a-home-to-veterans-in-need Brooks + Scarpa's “The Six” offers a home to veterans in need Justine Testado 2017-05-22T13:40:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T13:41:00-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cuhof3xb3j7iq46v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cuhof3xb3j7iq46v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cuhof3xb3j7iq46v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cuhof3xb3j7iq46v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Located in Los Angeles' highly dense MacArthur Park neighborhood, "The Six" is a hard-to-miss, 52-unit housing complex for veterans who are disabled and/or were previously homeless. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooks + Scarpa</a> for the Skid Row Housing Trust, the building gets its name from the ubiquitous military expression &ldquo;I got your six&rdquo; &mdash; which basically means &ldquo;I've got your back&rdquo;.</p><p>Brooks + Scarpa designed the 40,250 square-foot building with public and private &ldquo;zones&rdquo; with more emphasis on creating a community-oriented and social space, as opposed to a reclusive, isolating scheme.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eh/ehzr03q80mm71tgj.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bz/bzaqzzlt4km115f5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/in/inrdchkvbnnmcba6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/za/zagqpkhy9rnf83ns.jpg"><em>Photos:&nbsp;Tara Wucjik. Last photo: Brooks + Scarpa.</em></p><p>The ground level contains offices, support spaces for veterans, bike storage and parking, while the second level features a large public courtyard. The courtyard is surrounded by four levels of housing units with balconies and green roofs to let residents share a secured, open space and connect with the larger community. The highest level features a growing edible garden...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149953489/shop-to-design-syracuse-university-s-national-veterans-resource-complex SHOP to design Syracuse University's National Veterans Resource Complex Julia Ingalls 2016-06-23T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T09:22:34-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4p/4pcguuok95r5a03h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4p/4pcguuok95r5a03h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4p/4pcguuok95r5a03h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4p/4pcguuok95r5a03h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>What should a&nbsp;National Veterans Resource Complex look like, exactly? <a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHOP Architects</a> has been given the official opportunity to find out, courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University</a>. The early renderings for this project, which the school in a release is careful to note "are conceptual in nature and may not reflect the final NVRC design" show a rectilinear, sloping tiered structure with a massive central open-air courtyard.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t3/t3ub6hwzkvhzdn9v.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8o/8olib96gketlq9bt.jpg"></p><p>According to <a href="http://news.syr.edu/university-selects-shop-architects-to-design-national-veterans-resource-complex-first-conceptual-images-shared-with-campus-community-13427/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University</a>, the NVRC "will include classroom spaces to accommodate local and national veteran-focused programming. It will also house a conference center and a roughly 1,000-seat auditorium, which will be available for use by the whole campus and fills a critical space void."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/woo1o7h9yy3ue3uw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s3/s3d2qj8odyr9a1sr.jpg"></p><p>The facility will be designed to be LEED-certitified.&nbsp;</p><p>News on other notable military/governmental-themed designs:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131502328/gehry-s-modified-eisenhower-memorial-design-gets-green-light-from-national-capital-planning-commission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design gets green light from National Capital Planning Commission</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90372397/bucky-fuller-s-war-shelters-persist-in-peacetime-thanks-to-new-jersey-preservationists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bucky Fuller's war-shelters persist in peacetime thanks to New Jerse...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/113424294/d-c-breaks-ground-on-housing-for-homeless-vets D.C. Breaks Ground on Housing for Homeless Vets Alexander Walter 2014-11-11T15:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T20:16:46-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dd/dd08264ee3dee353f7b53c48f852df9d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dd/dd08264ee3dee353f7b53c48f852df9d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dd/dd08264ee3dee353f7b53c48f852df9d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dd/dd08264ee3dee353f7b53c48f852df9d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence is a 124-unit apartment building designed by Sorg Architects. The $33 million building is a striking stack of white, metal-paneled blocks, staggered with views facing the Capitol and the Mall. What makes the building truly distinctive, though, is that the space enables case managers and social workers to work onsite with veterans in tandem with the D.C. VA Medical Center. Sixty units will be set aside permanently for homeless veterans [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/113421877/designing-for-seniors-and-soldiers-toward-a-silver-architecture Designing for Seniors and Soldiers, Toward a "Silver" Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-11-11T14:25:00-05:00 >2014-11-11T14:25:29-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1b6c9e0aa9f2a0aa53b9113e615aa047?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1b6c9e0aa9f2a0aa53b9113e615aa047?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1b6c9e0aa9f2a0aa53b9113e615aa047?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1b6c9e0aa9f2a0aa53b9113e615aa047?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, geriatrician Louise Aronson advocated for a new type of building, one designed with an aging population in mind, which, she suggests, might be dubbed &ldquo;silver&rdquo; architecture. [...] It being Veterans Day, this article got me thinking about architect Michael Graves, who recently designed a pair of houses for returning soldiers that follow through on many of Aronson&rsquo;s suggested parameters for silver design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/89829634/can-a-city-really-end-homelessness Can a City Really 'End' Homelessness? Alexander Walter 2013-12-27T14:29:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T18:22:20-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8ec5c92bf6166e92c39753df6de17575?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8ec5c92bf6166e92c39753df6de17575?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8ec5c92bf6166e92c39753df6de17575?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8ec5c92bf6166e92c39753df6de17575?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Last week, the city of Phoenix made a startling announcement. The Arizona capital had previously identified 222 chronically homeless veterans living in the city, more than half of them veterans of the Vietnam War. [...] Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said last week that every last one of them now had a roof overhead. The city has effectively ended chronic veteran homelessness, according to the mayor [...]. Phoenix did this &ndash; prioritizing housing first, then wrapping other services around it.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/29317513/architecture-for-recovery-ideo-and-michael-graves-design-a-home-for-disabled-military-veterans Architecture for Recovery: IDEO and Michael Graves Design a Home for Disabled Military Veterans Archinect 2011-11-30T18:07:10-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8ff07a3ec3c2922375c4ba513a942722?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8ff07a3ec3c2922375c4ba513a942722?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8ff07a3ec3c2922375c4ba513a942722?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8ff07a3ec3c2922375c4ba513a942722?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Oftentimes, United States' military men and women carry the physical and emotional wounds of their service home with them, "find[ing] workarounds to cope with their surroundings based on individual capabilities and preferences." Today, IDEO and Michael Graves Associates see their work come alive as the U.S. Army Fort Belvoir and Clark Realty Capital unveil a new model for building accessible homes on military installations: the Wounded Warrior home.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>