Housing

Mt. Airy Fourplex, St. Paul, Minnesota  |  View Gallery »

Client: St. Paul Public Housing Authority

Mt. Airy is a lively family housing community near downtown St. Paul. The building provides four family homes that include a handicapped accessible unit. The townhomes meet Green Communities requirements for increased sustainability, energy efficiency and construction product safety. Roofing, mechanical equipment, lighting and windows are Energy Star compliant reducing the energy usage and cost for the tenants.


Aeon Minneapolis Preservation Project, Elliot Park, Minneapolis, MN  |  View Gallery »

Client: Aeon

Aeon provides housing for very low income people throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.  Adsit Architecture and Planning oversaw renovations of ten buildings as well as developed a tool kit of internal finishes, fixtures and products for long term maintenance and sustainability.  Each of these buildings required their own unique issues to be addressed while maintaining the standards expected by the multiple historic, housing and environmental agencies associated with this project.  Four of the buildings were successfully registered in the federal and state historic tax credit programs. Recipient of 2016 Impact Award from the Minnesota Preservation Alliance.


McDonough Homes Twelve Plex, St. Paul, Minnesota »

Client: St. Paul Public Housing Authority

Twelve town homes for family housing were added to an existing public housing community. The two six plex buildings are designed to meet Green Community and Energy Star sustainability standards. Increased insulation, energy efficient appliances, mechanical systems, and lighting reduce the ongoing environmental impact and costs to the tenants.


McDonough Homes Modernization, St. Paul, MN  |  View Gallery »

Client: St. Paul Public Housing Agency

John McDonough Homes contains 580 units of subsidized family housing built after World War II. A master plan was prepared to gather issues and objectives from the Public Housing Agency, residents and regulatory agencies.  Through the master planning process, the priorities for modernization were established.  The modernization work will be constructed in six phases. Construction includes interior and exterior building renovation, creation of handicapped accessible dwelling units, sitework, street work, sitelighting and landscaping.


Infill Houses, Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN  |  View Gallery »

Client: Minneapolis & St. Paul Public Housing Agencies

Both of the original houses suffered severe fire damage.  The Minneapolis house was completely replaced with an Energy Star rated home.  The St. Paul house was rehabilitated and the roof level raised.  The houses were designed to blend into their existing neighborhoods of modest single family homes.