Kimberly Murphy

Kimberly Murphy

New York, NY, US


Landing Road - Reaching New Heights

In an unprecedented model of public funding subsidies, BRC (Bowery Residents’ Committee) is blending permanent affordable housing and shelter for the homeless. The inaugural project of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s HomeStretch program, Landing Road is a 200-bed homeless shelter which provides funding for 135 units of low income supportive housing. The two lower levels will be occupied by the shelter, and the upper seven floors are for the permanent supportive housing. The two programs have separate entrances and architecturally distinctly yet referential formal expressions.

Located at the termination of Landing Road at the Major Deegan Expressway, the site slopes dramatically with sweeping views of upper Manhattan and the Harlem River. The housing portion has bay window projections which enhance the small efficiency units as well as create a vibrant façade. The shelter portion has ten dormitories with en-suite bathrooms and expansive windows providing daylight. The project is energy efficient and will receive NYSERDA funding as well as a significant solar panel arrays which supplement energy usage for the housing.
In 2018, the project was the winner of the New York Housing Conference’s Community Impact Competition and also earned a SARA National Design Award of Merit. AIANY’s Andrew J. Thompson Pioneer in Housing Award was given to the BRC for this project. in the same year.

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Status: Built
Location: Landind Road, Bronx, NY
My Role: Project Manager
Additional Credits: Silman, Structural Engineer
Loring Consulting Engineers, MEP/FA/FP
ABB, Landscape Architect
Bright Power, Energy Consultant
J. Pilla Group, General Contractor