2018 was another exciting and productive year at MAP! We completed 10 new buildings, including St. Augustine Terrace, Acacia Gardens (the City’s first ELLA project) and Melrose Commons Site C which provides supportive housing for veterans. We participated on teams that won three public RFPs: Brownsville Site C, Greenpoint Hospital, and NYSERDA RetrofitNY through which we’ll be designing net zero energy homes. We broke ground on an LGBT senior building with nonprofit partners HELP USA and SAGE and moved forward toward construction on many others – developments like 2050 Grand Concourse and the Sunset Park Library. Through these projects, we will continue to advance our brand of high-quality affordable housing, community space design, and neighborhood planning.
This year, that standard-setting work was included in two industry publications – the New York Passive House Inc. e-book and the New York Affordable Housing Design Guidelines. Our latest modular project, Beach 20, was highlighted in the New York Times and our Selis Manor appeared in both the New York Times and the Economist.
In 2018 we saw more accolades including the SARA National Award of Merit, three Queens and Bronx Building Association Awards for Excellence and an honor at the Volunteers of America Greater New York (VOA-GNY) Gala. This last award was in recognition of our company’s volunteer program, a point of great pride for MAP. In fact, we participated in 11 volunteer projects last year including mural painting and a clean-up day, as well as food, gift and clothing drives with Unique People Services, VOA-GNY and the Ali Forney Center.
At our gala, we recognized @MAPArchitects and the amazing contributions they make to our organization year-round. From participating in projects that lift the spirits of our residents, to designing beautiful spaces for our clients to call home, we appreciate everything they do! pic.twitter.com/rDlPSahiAM
— VOA-Greater New York (@VOAgny) December 5, 2018
None of the successes mentioned here would be possible without our immensely talented and dedicated staff, six of whom were promoted in 2018. Together our team is eager to build on the achievements of the past year so that we continue to serve our fantastic clients and help them fulfill their critically important missions.