Crosskey Architects’ rehabilitation projects range from moderate improvements to major adaptive re-use renovations. Our clientele is as diverse as our projects. This includes private clients, municipal and public housing authorities, and a wide variety of non-profit organizations. Our projects range in size from modest two, three and four-unit buildings to large 1,000+ unit complexes in excess of $78,000,000 of renovation costs.
We are experienced with the renovation of existing structures in urban, suburban, and rural locations. Renovation work has ranged from modernization projects for finishes and other upgrades, to full-scale renovation projects where the building is essentially stripped to the structure and reconstructed to meet modern standards. Our specialty in historic preservation often involves the conversion of historic buildings such as mills and factories, hotels, department stores, and schools into housing. With our expertise in materials and construction and comprehensive understanding of building, fire, and life safety codes, we are well equipped to solve even the most demanding rehabilitation challenges.
Although we provide architectural services for many privately financed apartment buildings and condominiums, our work has focused on development of a variety of community housing types. Affordable housing has been developed through a range of housing types such as single room occupancy buildings, multi-family apartment complexes, townhouses, and live-work space for artists, as well as both attached and detached limited equity cooperatives.
Crosskey Architects has a reputation for excellence in the design of housing to meet special needs requirements. Our portfolio has a variety of such projects including housing for the homeless, transitional housing, supportive housing, congregate living facilities, and hospices.
Completing a successful project on time and within budget often depends upon the designer’s ability to comply with various funding agencies’ policies, procedures, and design requirements. Crosskey Architects is well served through our portfolio of successful projects for HUD, CHFA/DOH, DECD, DSS, and other agencies. Our Historic Preservation projects often rely on the use of State and Federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, a service provided in-house at Crosskey Architects.
We are committed to sustainable design and all of our projects incorporate green initiatives. Many of our projects consist of net-zero, LEED certified, or ENERGY STAR certified components or construction. We have been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2008. As Carl Elefante said, “The greenest building is the one that is already built.”