The Christopher

This project saw the transformation of the residential portion of the former McBurney YMCA in New York City into 207 studio units of housing for young adults and homeless individuals. In addition to a full, gut rehab of the upper stories, construction included rehab of the Beaux Arts-style façade and reconstruction of original lobby details.

The green roofs featured on two levels are among the first of their kind for a supportive housing project in NYC, leading the way towards more sustainable architecture in low income community projects while adding priceless garden environments in a dense city setting.

In 2007 The Christopher received the Supportive Housing Network of New York’s (SHNNY) ‘Outstanding Residence of the Year’ award.

  • Client: Common Ground
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Status: Completed 2004
  • Size: 70,000 sf, 207 units