It’s rare that an affordable housing project is recognized for its amenities or high quality of design, but The Schermerhorn House in Brooklyn has managed to do both. When it was built in 2009, it was praised as being “about as sexy as supportive housing gets” thanks to its gym, outdoor gardens, ground-floor performance space, and sleek facade. Now, two years later, the building has won the 2011 AIA Housing Award, which recognizes the best in housing design. Designed by Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects, The Schermerhorn combines sustainable building elements with affordable housing to create an attractive apartment complex.
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