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Standing at 60-stories, the building held its topping off ceremony on September 17th. The Boston Globe covered the story HERE.
The Asbury Park Sun covered the unveiling of the new 16-story hotel and residential building. Read the full article HERE.
Handel Architects' new residential tower for Cornell Tech will be the tallest and largest Passive House project in the world. The New York Times covered the groundbreaking in the Real Estate section.
Rowan at 346 Potrero Breaks Ground in San Francisco
Now dubbed “Rowan”, 346 Potrero began construction. The project includes an external, cast-in-place concrete structure.
Alto El Golf Opens in Santiago
Handel Architects' Alto El Golf office tower in Santiago, Chile, opened recently. The LEED Silver tower includes 312,000 SF (29,000 SM) of office space.
Handel Architects Winthrop Square Proposal Revealed
OneEleven in Chicago Certified LEED Gold by the USGBC
Congratulations to the Related Midwest and the design team for achieving LEED Gold!
Goods for Good
Handel Architects is proud to support goods for good and the vital work that they do to improve the lives of children in communities in Africa. We'll be at the 2015 gala for good in New York City, for more information, visit http://www.galaforgood.org.
Long Island City Marriott Tops Out in Queens
Handel Architects’ new 33-story hotel and residential tower topped out in Queens, New York recently. Completion is scheduled for 2016.
Gary Elevated to FAIA
We’re proud to announce that Gary Handel has been elevated to Fellow by the AIA! Congratulations Gary!
Winter Storm Closure
Due to the winter storm, Handel Architects' New York office will be closed Tuesday the 27th of January. We will reopen Wednesday the 28th.
Handel Architects' new residential tower in the Lower East Side of Manhattan is part of one of the largest urban renewal projects in New York City's history.
Handel Architects Participating in NYC Department of Parks & Recreation's ‘Community Parks Initiative’
Handel Architects is proud to be a part of New York City Department of Parks & Recreation's Community Parks Initiative, rehabilitating or replacing park facilities in low-income areas. Handel Architects will be rehabilitating Jesse Owens Playground Comfort Station, Stockton Playground Comfort Station, and Stroud Playground Comfort Station, all in Brooklyn. Read a recent article in the New York Times about the 35 parks that are being upgraded HERE.
Blake Middleton Featured on Boston’s ABC Affiliate, WCVB Channel 5
The Peebles Corporation-led team was selected by The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
The Handel Architects-designed 111 West Wacker in Chicago was recently sold by Related Midwest for roughly $661,000 per unit.
ABS-CBN News: East Gallery Place Residential Tower Sets Price Record in the Phillipines
Designed for Ayala Land Premier, East Gallery Place is a new 50-story luxury residential tower in High Street South, Bonifacio Global City’s cultural district in Manila. Read the full story in the ABC-CBN News HERE.
Handel Architects Hong Kong Designing New Office Tower in Jakarta
Designed for PT TCP Internusa, the SSI Tower will include over 1 million sq. ft. of class-A office space, atop a 3-story retail podium. When complete, the tower will stand over 600 feet tall. Handel Architects’ scope also includes the ballroom renovation of the adjacent Gran Melia Hotel.
Handel Architects’ The Pacific, designed for Trumark Urban, is set to break the city’s price record, with units going for over $3,000 per square foot. Read the full story in the San Francisco Business Times HERE.
Ipswich Studios Opens in Boston
Handel Architects’ new studio building for The Boston Conservatory opened recently. The building houses a large orchestra rehearsal space, two dance studios, teaching studios, multi-purpose rooms and practice rooms for the instruction of movement, voice, instrument, and orchestra ensemble.
Our New York Office has moved!
Please come visit us in our brand new space in The Equitable Building, 120 Broadway, 6th Floor.
Dreier Box Office Opens at Santa Barbara Bowl, Marking End of 20-year Master Plan
Handel Architects has been working with the Santa Barbara Bowl on implementing a multi-stage master plan for the better part of 20 years. Yesterday, the Box Office (dedicated to local philanthropists Chad and Ginni Dreier and family) opened, marking the final stage of the plan.
450 Hayes Begins Construction in San Francisco
The 41-unit 450 Hayes fronts both Hayes and Ivy Streets. Watch construction progress HERE.
Boston Globe: At $37.5m, Millennium Tower condo tops most everything
“The $37.5 million penthouse, which will take up the entire top floor of the new tower, is about the size of a country estate or mansion.”
The Jersey Journal: Developer breaks ground on 'Journal Squared,' tallest residential building in state
The first of three residential towers is now officially underway in Jersey City, the tallest of which will top out at 70 stories.
737 Park Avenue Renovation Nearing Completion
Handel Architects’ renovation and restoration of 737 Park Avenue is nearly complete, and some great new photos show off the $40M penthouse space HERE.
2155 Webster Begins Construction in San Francisco
The conversion of a former dentistry school into seventy-seven condo units and ten individual townhomes is now under construction in San Francisco. The design approach maintains the façade grid of the original building, but lightens the structure by removing the existing pre-cast panels to make way for larger scale windows.
One Eleven Opens on Chicago River
Handel Architects’ One Eleven opened in Chicago last month, creating a dynamic new presence on the Chicago River. Designed for Related Midwest, the site housed an abandoned 25-story structure, which was to have been the base of a then-planned 90-story tower. One Eleven, completed at 60-stories, houses over 500 residences. Designed as a series of interlocking blocks, the tower responds to both the river and its neighbors in the form of a cut that runs from the base to the penthouses, wrapping the building in a recessed glass ribbon.
Introducing Potrero Hill
Straddling the border of Potrero Hill and the Mission District in San Francisco, 346 Potrero is a 70-unit mixed-use residential building that was recently unanimously approved by the San Francisco Planning Commission.
Fifth Street Farm Wins 2014 AIA New York State Design Award
Congratulations to the Fifth Street Farm team! The pro bono rooftop farm project on the Robert Simon School Complex in Manhattan was recently given a 2014 AIA Award from New York State.
In addition to providing the many benefits that green roofs offer - mitigating heat island effect, reducing storm water run-off and providing areas of refuge to increase natural bio-diversity - the retrofitting allowed teachers at the school to weave growing and cultivating plants into the curricula of different classes and areas of inquiry, ranging from science to art.
Introducing 2155 Webster
Located in San Francisco, 2155 Webster is Handel Architects’ conversion of a former dentistry school into a luxury residential development, including seventy-seven condo units and ten individual townhomes.
Introducing Hillside Residences
Hillside Residences is Handel Architects’ newest project in Washington, DC’s Georgetown neighborhood and includes 33 luxury units overlooking the Potomac River.
Help Support The Fifth Street Farm
Fifth Street Farm Project, our rooftop farm project atop the Robert Simon School Complex in the East Village, is having a Roof-Roaring Fundraiser! Come check out the farm, and watch the sunset with some wine and food. Thursday, June 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $25. More information can be found HERE.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi LEED Certified
The Rosewood opened last year, and since then Handel Architects has been collaborating with Rosewood and Viridian Consulting Group to work toward LEED Certification.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi Named as UAE’s Leading New Hotel
The 2014 World Travel Awards ceremony took place in Dubai, and the Rosewood was selected from hundreds of entries. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Territoria El Bosque Achieves LEED Gold
Handel Architects' Territoria El Bosque office tower located in Santiago, Chile was given LEED Gold status by the USGBC, one of the first LEED Gold office projects in the city.
Handel Architects Designs New Hotel Brand
Handel Architects has been working with Cachet Hotel Group and developer Harry Gross to develop a new brand, NANO Hotels. The first hotel will be located in Manhattan, exact location will be announced later this year.
Three Handel Architects Projects Win 2014 SARA|NY Design Awards
Three Handel Architects projects have been given awards by the New York Council of the Society of American Registered Architects.
NEMA Wins SF Business Times Award for Best Market Rate Residential Project
Handel Architects' NEMA recently won the 2013 award for Best Market Rate Residential project, given by the SF Business Times in their annual Real Estate Deal of the Year Awards. See all of the award winners HERE.
National September 11 Memorial Wins Architizer A+ Award
We are proud to announce that Handel Architects’ National September 11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan won the 2014 Architizer A+ Award Popular Choice Winner for Memorials. Thanks to everyone that voted for us!
Handel Architects Wins 2014 AIANY Honor Award For Urban Design
Handel Architects LLP is proud to announce that our ongoing efforts to improve the urban environment in Boston has been recognized by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects with an Honor Award for Urban Design. For almost twenty years, our work in Boston has been dedicated to creating a more active, vibrant streetscape along the Washington Street Corridor in the Midtown Cultural District. The submission described a history of inchoate attempts to transform the old “Combat Zone”, and illustrated how our work combining concise tactical urban design with the high-rise, mixed-use residential building type in the historic city center could provide the critical mass to fulfill the city’s goal for effective urban revitalization.
Vote for the National September 11 Memorial, an Architizer A+ Award Finalist!
We are proud to announce that the National September 11 Memorial has been selected as a Finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards. The Memorial project has been a labor of love for us, and we are honored that it has been selected as a finalist. Please help us win the Popular Choice Award by voting HERE. Thank you!
NEMA Residences Opens in San Francisco
Located at 10th and Market Street across from Twitter’s new headquarters, Crescent Heights’ NEMA development is a new technology-driven residential building consisting of two high-rise and two mid-rise towers with over 750 units. Amenities include a fitness-wellness center, swimming pool, fire pit, billiards room, business center, multipurpose room, and valet parking as well as roof terraces with barbeques, outdoor televisions, and seating. The north tower, pictured above, opened the majority of its units February 1st; the south tower opened in October of 2013. The remaining units will be completed by April 1st. Watch videos of the opening HERE.
Journal Squared Moving Forward
The three-tower Journal Squared project begins demolition in Jersey City, check it out in NJ.com HERE.
Handel Architects to Design New Tower for Cornell
Cornell University's new eco-friendly residential tower is being designed by Handel Architects. Read more about it in Crain's New York HERE.
Greenpoint Landing Approved
Handel Architects' Greenpoint Landing gets a unanimous go-ahead from the City Planning Commission. Read more about it in Crain's New York HERE.
Isidora 3000 in Santiago Wins ULI Award
Handel Architects’ mixed-use project Isidora 3000 was honored with a 2013 Global Award for Excellence, one of the development community’s most prestigious awards.
Alto El Golf Nearly Completed
Handel Architects’ new office project in Santiago, Chile for Inmobiliaria Atacama is nearing completion.
Michael Arad Gives TED Talk on Wall Street
Watch Partner Michael Arad’s recent TED Talk on Wall Street as he discusses the conference’s theme of “filling the void”, and how it resonates with the rebuilding efforts at the World Trade Center Site and Lower Manhattan. Other presenters discussing the theme that day included Bob Woodruff of ABC World News and Brian David Johnson of Intel.
Mexican Museum is Officially Welcomed at 706 Mission
Mayor Ed Lee and other San Francisco city officials officially welcomed the Mexican Museum to its new home in Handel Architects' 706 Mission. Watch the video of the welcoming ceremony (in Spanish) HERE.
Millennium Tower Boston Featured in the New York Times
Handel Architects’ Millennium Tower recently broke ground in Boston. Read about it and other projects underway in Boston in this New York Times article : LINK.
Millennium Tower Begins Construction in Boston
Millennium Partners $630 million Millennium Tower Boston broke ground this week in Downtown Crossing, Boston. The 1.4 million sq. ft. mixed-use development includes a 625-foot tower, plus the renovation and restoration of the landmark 1912 Burnham Building, next door. The tower will include 450 luxury residences and 95,000 sq. ft. of retail.
Glenn Rescalvo with John King at UC Berkeley October 2nd
Join Handel Architects Partner Glenn Rescalvo, Jennifer Devlin-Herbert of EHDD, Brian Jencek of Hargreaves Associates, and Cathy Simon of Perkins + Will as they discuss the surprising ways the built and unbuilt worlds overlap. John King moderates. Free admission, October 2nd at UC Berkeley. EVENT DETAIL
Territoria El Bosque Completes Construction
Handel Architects’ newest office project in Santiago, Chile, recently completed construction. The 345,000 sq. ft. (35,000 SM) project is named for the large tree that stands at the corner of the site; trees and hanging vegetation are incorporated into the building’s outdoor terraces.
Warren Lofts Renovation Nearing Completion
Handel Architects’ renovation of an Art Deco building in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood is finishing construction. The seven story office building is being converted to luxury loft residences. The project also includes an addition of 13,600 sq.ft. in four floors to the top of the structure, clad in reflective copper-bronze colored stainless steel.
Renovation of Burnham Building Underway
The renovation and restoration of the historic Burnham Building in Downtown Crossing, Boston, has begun. The building will feature retail uses on the lower floors and office use on the upper floors.
Project Architect Malay Shah discusses 737 Park Avenue and 150 East 72nd Street in BuzzBuzzHome
Read the article HERE. Handel Architects led the renovation of both projects for developer Macklowe Properties.
Territoria 3000 Shortlisted for ULI’s 2013 Global Awards for Excellence
Handel Architects’ mixed-use development in Santiago, Chile, was recently named a finalist for The Urban Land Institute’s 2013 Global Awards for Excellence. See all of the finalists HERE.
Gary Handel is Keynote Speaker at Facades+ Conference in San Francisco
Gary Handel will be the afternoon Keynote Speaker at Facades+, a conference focused on high-performance building enclosures, which is being held in San Francisco July 11th and 12th.
Gary's talk, titled 'Glass Without Guilt?' describes the history of the development of glass facades and their improving performance, as well as advances in façade technology that will shape buildings in the future. Learn more about the conference and register HERE.
Michael Arad, Chris Ward, Philip Nobel at The Standard Talks on May 20th
National September 11 Memorial Wins ENR Global Award
Engineering News Record recently honored the National September 11 Memorial as one of its “Global Best Projects.” The competition honors design and construction excellence from the past year around the world. The Memorial was honored with a Merit Award in the Cultural category.
San Francisco Staff Member to Present at San Jose Museum of Art
Please join Asheshh Saheba, Design Director of Handel Architects' San Francisco office, as he discusses design visions for the city of San Jose. May 16th. EVENT DETAIL
Pier 57 Unanimously Approved by New York City Council
Developer Young Woo Associates’ Pier 57 renovation was recently approved by the New York City Council. Working in conjunction with LOT-EK and landscape architecture firm !melk, Handel Architects is leading the renovation and design of the exterior of the project. Plans call to turn the pier into urban marketplace with restaurants, a large rooftop open space, and public circulation space around the perimeter.
Hollywood Towers Plan Unanimously Approved
Millennium Partners' proposal for Hollywood was unanimously approved last night by the City Planning Commission. The plans call for two towers holding up to 492 residential units, a 200-key hotel, office space, and retail. Parking would be above and below grade.
706 Mission – The Mexican Museum Takes Important Step Forward
Millennium Partners’ proposed new 47-story tower in San Francisco, 706 Mission – The Mexican Museum, took an important step forward last week when the Planning Commission certified the environmental impact report. The 550-foot tall tower will house up to 215 residential units, as well as space for the Mexican Museum on levels one through four. The tower and museum will connect to the adjacent 1903 Aronson Building, which will be restored and rehabilitated as part of the project.
The Boston Conservatory’s Ipswich Studios Begins Construction
Handel Architects’ new building for The Boston Conservatory, named Ipswich Studios, is now under construction in the Fenway neighborhood in Boston. The three-story, 20,000 SF building will house a large orchestra rehearsal hall, new dance studios and some of the specialized instruction and practice spaces needed by the Conservatory. Utile, Inc. is acting as Architect of Record.
Designing Schools for Health
Join Handel Architects’ Partner Michael Arad on Thursday as he participates in a conversation titled "Designing School for Health," located at the Center for Architecture in New York. HERE
Rosewood Abu Dhabi Near Completion
Handel Architects’ Rosewood Abu Dhabi project is nearing completion, with an anticipated opening scheduled for this spring.
Please Join Handel Architects in Supporting the St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya
The St. Vincent Maisha Bora Centre is an orphanage outside of Nairobi, Kenya housing over 35 children, and caring for numerous more through its outreach services. Run by Sister Mary Jane Orioki, the orphanage has existed since 2003, supporting itself on both donations and a small income producing farm nearby which the orphanage recently purchased. However, tensions surrounding upcoming elections in Kenya have forced the landowner of both the orphanage and farm to insist that the entire debt be paid off immediately.
The Handel family has initiated this private campaign which we manage with 100% oversight of funds. In addition, we will pay the nominal FundRazr fee, ensuring that 100% of your donation will reach the orphanage. Please help us save this important institution by donating, or by liking and sharing us on Facebook. To visit our FundRazr page and learn more about the orphanage, please click HERE. Thank you!
150 East 72nd Street Now Under Construction
150 East 72nd Street, built originally in 1913, is undergoing a complete renovation, led by Handel Architects. The goal of the project is to improve the entire infrastructure and design aesthetic of the building to contemporary, luxury living standards. The entry, lobby, amenities and shared areas have been redesigned, combining details of the original architecture with modern custom-designed features and materials.
170 Amsterdam Begins Construction
Handel Architects’ new residential development for Equity Residential, 170 Amsterdam, is now under construction on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
737 Park Avenue Renovations Underway
737 Park Avenue, at the northeast corner of 71st street on the Upper East Side, is currently undergoing renovation, led by Handel Architects for developer Macklowe Properties. Built in 1940, the building is being transformed into a contemporary condominium building, with an emphasis on creating “homes”. Each unit includes large living, dining and bedrooms, solid oak floors and new casement windows. Residents enjoy 24-hour doorman and elevator operators, a resident manager, fitness center, children’s playroom, private storage and bicycle and stroller storage.
National September 11 Memorial Wins 2013 Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design
The National September 11 Memorial was recently awarded an AIA Institute Honor Award in Regional and Urban Design, which recognizes “distinguished achievements that involve the expanding role of the architect in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development.” The jury stated: “This is an exquisite memorial that captures the absence of the towers both literally and poetically. Its execution creates a successful space for collective mourning and remembrance. It lives up to its role as a significant and appropriate memorial but also acts as a functioning part of a more livable and beautiful city by providing remarkable views from above, casual seating for daily use as well as the emotional experience of the memorial.” Congratulations to everyone that was involved in this important project. A complete list of 2013 winners in Regional and Urban Design can be found HERE.
One Bonifacio High Street in Manila Breaks Ground
Located in Bonifacio Global City in Manila, Handel Architects’ One Bonifacio High Street was designed for developer Ayala Land Premier. The 1.6 million SF (148,650 m2) mixed-use project broke ground last month, and includes a 63-story luxury residential tower, a 291,000 SF (27,000 m2) retail mall, and a 27-story office tower (pictured above), which will house the Philippine Stock Exchange.
340 Fremont Street Given Go-Ahead by San Francisco Planning Department
Handel Architects’ new 40-story residential tower, 340 Fremont, is located in the Rincon Hill district of San Francisco and includes 348 units. Designed for Archstone / Jackson Pacific, the building also includes generous amenities in a 9-story podium, including a fitness center, yoga room, owner’s lounge, business center, game room, and pet grooming. 340 Fremont completed San Francisco’s Planning Reviews and Approvals process and is slated to begin construction in 2013.
National September 11 Memorial Honored by the ASLA
The American Society of Landscape Architects bestowed an Honor Award in General Design to the National September 11 Memorial as part of their 2012 Professional Awards program.
National September 11 Memorial Awarded ENR’s “Best of the Best Projects 2012”
Handel Architects’ National September 11 Memorial was recently awarded ENR’s “Best of the Best” award for 2012, a competition that drew nearly 1,000 entries from around the U.S. The Memorial, which won in the category “Landscape/Hardscape/Urban Development” was earlier honored with ENR New York’s “Best 2012 Project” award in the same category. The complete list of 2012 winners can be found HERE.
Journal Squared in Jersey City Approved by Planning Board
Journal Squared, a new 2.3 million SF high-rise residential development in Jersey City, New Jersey, was unanimously approved yesterday by the Jersey City Planning Board. Designed in collaboration with HWKN (Hollwich Kushner), the three tower project will include 1,840 residential units above a retail base, as well as sweeping pedestrian plaza for community events.
Pier 57 on Manhattan’s West Side Given Go-Ahead by local Community Board
Handel Architects’ proposed renovation of Pier 57 was approved by the local Community Board last night, marking an important step in the project’s development. Located on the Hudson River waterfront between West 16th and West 17th Streets in Manhattan, the plan calls for retail, restaurants, an art gallery, and a rooftop space for the Tribeca Film Festival.
1000 Port Imperial Now Under Construction
Developer Lennar Urban recently broke ground on this new seven-story condo building, located on the waterfront of Weehawken, New Jersey. With amazing views of Manhattan, the building will contain 74 one- to three-bedroom units. Expected completion is summer of 2014.
Handel Architects’ New York City Office Reopens After Hurricane Sandy
We would like to express our thanks for all of the expression of concern from our clients, friends, and colleagues. Our thoughts are with those that did not fare as well.
Fifth Street Farm Project Opens
Handel Architects’ Fifth Street Farm project officially opened on October 12th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony atop the Robert E. Simon Complex in the East Village. In addition to students and teachers, the event was attended by Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, as well as Handel Architects’ Partner Michael Arad. The East Sixth Street building is shared by the Earth School, P.S. 64, and Tompkins Square Park School. For more information on the Fifth Street Farm, as well as how to how to contribute, please click HERE.
Related Midwest’s 111 West Wacker in Chicago Under Construction
Originally designed to be a hotel but halted during construction, the existing 25-story structure is being converted into a 59-story residential tower. The building will mend a gap on the waterfront, completing the assemblage of one of the most powerful architectural experiences in the city.
Filene’s Site Project is Approved by City of Boston
The Boston Redevelopment Authority unanimously approved Millennium Partners’ mixed-use Millennium Tower and Burnham Building, located in Downtown Crossing, Boston. The slender tower will house residential and retail space, while the adjacent 1912 Burnham Building is being renovated to include both office and retail space.
Gary Handel to Present at Schuco Event, ‘Building Sustainability with Glass Facades’ on October 18th
Titled ‘Glass without Guilt,’ Gary Handel’s presentation is part of a symposium organized by Schuco and sponsored by Architectural Record. The event will be held at 7 World Trade Center. For more information or to register, please click HERE.
Handel Architects’ New York Office to Host Architectural League Event
The Architectural League’s monthly First Friday event is an opportunity for architects and designers to discuss ongoing work in an informal atmosphere. For more information, visit HERE.
Aire Wins Top Multi-Housing News Excellence Award
Handel Architects' Aire residential tower in New York City was recently awarded the Best New Development Award, High-Rise category, by Multi-Housing News. The 310-unit rental tower was developed by A+R Kalimian Realty.
Millennium Tower named as one of the "Top 10 Residential Buildings in the World"
Worth Magazine recently released its list of the top ten residential buildings in the world, and Handel Architects' Millennium Tower in San Francisco was included. View all 10 buildings HERE.
37 Warren Lofts Nears Completion
The renovation and addition at 37 Warren Street in Manhattan involves the conversion of 45,000 SF of office space to residential, plus four new levels at the top of the building.
National September 11 Memorial Wins 2012 American Architecture Award
Handel Architects’ National September 11 Memorial was honored by The Chicago Athenaeum with the 2012 American Architecture Award. The awards recognize new and cutting edge design throughout a range of disciplines. More about the awards can be found HERE.
National September 11 Memorial and Dream Downtown Hotel Win AIA New York State Design Awards
Two Handel Architects projects were recently honored with Design Awards from the New York State AIA. The National September 11 Memorial was honored with an Award of Excellence for Urban Planning and Design, while Dream Downtown Hotel was honored with a Design Citation for Adaptive Reuse and Historic Preservation.
Nove Wins 2012 EcoHome Grand Award
The EcoHome Award honors the best sustainable homes for innovative design, green building features, environmental performance, and integration with their sites and communities.
The Wharf Project Approved
Handel Architects’ portion of the Southwest Waterfront Development in Washington, DC was recently approved by the Commission of Fine Arts. The new 12-story residential building is being developed by Hoffman-Madison and is designed with an industrial palette of brick and black metal.
10000 Santa Monica Project Approved by the City of Los Angeles
10000 Santa Monica is a new residential tower in Los Angeles being developed by Crescent Heights. The 39-story, 282 unit project is located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Moreno Drive. The building is composed of four crystal-like quadrants, with balconies that define the dramatic angles along the north and south facades. Each of the facades is slightly angled away from the other, creating the illusion of multiple planes of glass.
Dream Downtown Hotel Shortlisted for World Architecture News’ Hotel of the Year Award
Handel Architects’ Dream Downtown Hotel was recently shortlisted with five other hotel projects for the World Architecture News (WAN) Hotel of the Year Award. According to the WAN website: “The judges were unanimous in their decision to shortlist both the Dream Downtown in New York and the Downtown, Mexico City. Both of these projects mix an existing building with a new programme and both are expertly set into their urban context.”
Fifth Street Farm Green Roof Under Construction
Handel Architects’ 3,000 SF Fifth Street Farm Green Roof is now under construction on top of the Robert Simon School Complex on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The easily replicable system involves perching a green deck directly onto the columns below the roof, similar to the way most rooftop mechanical equipment is handled.
Michael Arad Honored with AIA Presidential Citation
Handel Architects’ Michael Arad was honored on May 19th in Washington, DC, with an AIA Presidential Citation for his work on the September 11 Memorial. Above, Michael is pictured with Memorial Project Designer Cristobal Canas and Etaim Fitzpatrick, president of AIA UK, who attended the ceremony.
Shangri-La Hotel Begins Construction in Manila
Handel Architects’ new 1.4 million SF (130,000 SM) Shangri-La Hotel is under construction at the Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, in the Philippines. The 60-story tower will include 577 hotel rooms, 97 hotel residences and 96 exclusive Horizon Homes, as well as meeting and banqueting facilities, function rooms, retail, a sports club, and parking. At 820 feet (250 meters) tall, it will be one of the tallest skyscrapers in the Philippines.
Michael Arad to be Honored at AIA National Convention
On May 19th, Michael Arad will be honored at the 2012 AIA National Convention as part of a ceremony dedicated to “Architects of Healing.” Arad, along with Daniel Liebeskind, David Childs, Craig Dykers, Steve Davis, and Santiago Calatrava will be recognized for their work to help rebuild and memorialize Ground Zero.
National September 11 Memorial Wins AIA/NY Honor Award
The National September 11 Memorial was honored with a 2012