Serviam Heights combines and connects a large new construction with a chapel and the adaptive re-use of a convent on the campus of Mount Saint Ursula to bring 187 units of affordable, independent, senior apartments to the Bronx. The expansive sloped site allowed OCV to create multiple terraced outdoor areas for seniors to garden, exercise, barbecue and gather.
This Enterprise Green Communities project saw the gut rehab and reconfiguration on an existing five-story building with 13 apartments into 60 studio and one bedroom supportive housing units, each with its own bathroom and kitchen en suite.
Rising 12 floors, this NYSERDA Multi-family High Rise certified building offers studios to three bedrooms with below grade parking, a community room with adjacent outdoor terrace, and on-site laundry facilites.
Winner of the 2018 Big Apple Brownfield Award for Outstanding Supportive/Affordable Housing Development, Casa del Mundo is a stellar example of how toxic property can be successfully cleaned up to provide high quality, affordable housing.
This NYC landmarked building underwent a substantial structural, mechanical and architectural rehabilitation and Landmarks Preservation Commission approved historic restoration that returned it to its original condition.
OCV designed this penthouse addition as a duplex that tops off a historic Tribeca building. This luxurious residence spans the depth of an entire NYC block and provides ample room for four bedrooms and three bathrooms on the lower level, while the upper level features a large light-flooded eat-in kitchen, separate dining area and bathroom, and a living room and office both with adjacent terraces to complete the North and South facing ends.
This Habitat for Humanity-NYC project creates 15 green, affordable, two-bedroom condominiums in four buildings in Brooklyn.
Sustainable features include energy efficient lighting, fixtures and appliances, and on-site amenities such as laundry facilities and a shared yard with native plantings.
With this landmark project OCV introduces a three-building Passive House designed complex that creates 76 units of highly efficient, affordable one to three-bedroom apartments.
The project combines the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Our Lady of Lourdes convent with two new buildings, each meeting the low energy use standards of Passive House as well as producing its own energy through a rooftop PV panel system.
This phased, tenant-in-place rehab addressed the need to expand, reconfigure, and renovate the existing SRO building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
OCV expanded and united three combined, contiguous, buildings under a 6th floor mansard. The addition of a new passenger elevator and a second fire egress allowed for the removal of unsightly fire escapes on the facade, transforming a patchwork of tenements into a stately building serving homeless women and children.
The design of this spacious Tribeca loft takes advantage of large windows on two exposures. It features outsized living spaces, restored cast iron columns and refurbished timber beams.