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New York Recognizes its Buildings of Excellence

March 15th, 2021

We are honored that two of our projects have been recognized by the NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Awards! The Colonial II Apartments was designed with Beacon Communities Services LLC, Rida Architecture, and New Ecology, Inc. This redevelopment plans to achieve Net-Zero Energy and Carbon through a combination of on-site geothermal wells for heating and cooling, […]

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Sustainable Cider Arrives in New York

March 3rd, 2021

We are pleased to congratulate Seminary Hill Cidery & River Architects on their PHIUS+ 2018 Certification! These apple & pear cider-making masters have added an ultra energy-efficient mixed timber and masonry round-floor production facility with a top-floor tasting room and event space to their beautiful Callicoon, NY site. The building resides atop 12 growing acres […]

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From Synagogue to Sustainable Housing – North Negley Residences Get a PHIUS+ Refresh

February 10th, 2021

Authorized by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and partially-funded by the Pennsylvania Housing Financing Agency (PHFA) including low-income housing tax credits, the century-old former synagogue recently received a thoughtful rehabilitation led by Beacon Communities in partnership with Desmone Architects. The PHIUS+ pre-certified project is nearly 85% affordable housing and its stunning rotunda (1923) pictured […]

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Pioneer Apartments Revitalizes New Kensington with Affordable & Sustainable Housing

February 10th, 2021

We are delighted to report the official PHIUS+ certification of our collaboration with Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG), the Pioneer Apartments in New Kensington, PA. This mixed-use 36-unit work and living space has been sustainably-designed to benefit its entire community from the get-go. The building sits on a donated lot from the city, is […]

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Urban Land Institute to Host Webinar About Sustainable Local Mass Timber Project

November 11th, 2020

ULI’s panel-based webinar will focus on the Garrett Street building here in Charlottesville, VA, highlighting the complexities of designing and constructing all the cool sustainable features going into this project with William McDonough + Partners and Apex Clean Energy. Stop in for the Q&A to find out more about Cville’s first sustainable mass timber building.

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Harrisburg Retrofit Awarded for Environmental Excellence by Governor

October 22nd, 2020

We’d like to extend our sincerest congratulations to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency – for their continued success in providing sustainable, affordable homeownership and rental housing options for seniors, low-Income families, and those with special needs. This award was received for our retrofit of the Harrisburg HQ. Check out the dedicated article here! We look […]

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Designed to Achieve: US’s Largest Passive House Building Outperforms Expectations

October 21st, 2020

Three separate energy consultants recently teamed up to perform air leakage tests on SE’s 138-Unit 2nd + Del., producing results twice as airtight as needed to achieve Passive House certification! Geek out on the performance numbers above.

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Green Design Blog Inhabitat Showcases 2nd + Delaware Opening

August 31st, 2020

Kansas City’s 2nd + Delaware is due to open its doors in November 2020, welcoming its new residents and showcasing a blueprint for buildings of the future. The structure will act not only as a living model of sustainable development, but also as a model for building ethically with the community as the focus. This […]

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Best Multifamily Building of 2020 Awarded by PHIUS

August 30th, 2020

We are excited to announce that Staengl project, Pax Futura in Seattle, WA, was recently awarded Best Multifamily Project of 2020 by PHIUS. We are thrilled to have worked on this groundbreaking project that proves, yet again, there are healthy and better ways to build!

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Excitement Grows About the World’s Largest Passive House Building as Opening Approaches

August 10th, 2020

The Kansas City Business Journal recently published an article highlighting the key features of Staengl Engineering’s & Arnold Development’s 2ND + Delaware Project, showcasing that a building does not have to sacrifice amenities, affordability, or comfort to achieve high energy-efficiency standards. Once completed, 2ND + Delaware will be 330,000 sq. ft. of luxurious but affordable […]

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