Announcement | June 9, 2009

MAP Receives MAS Masterwork Awards Honorable Mention for Melrose Commons Work


On Tuesday, June 9, 2009, the Municipal Arts Society of New York (MASNYC) will present Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC with an honorable mention award for their work on the “Third Avenue Corridor” in Melrose Commons, Bronx, NY. The MASNYC Masterwork Awards Committee, comprised of Richard Meier, FAIA, Elizabeth Diller, Robert Selsam, and James Carpenter, AIA, selected Melrose Commons “Third Avenue Corridor” as Neighborhood Catalyst Honorable Mention of 2009.


From an area dominated by abandonment and trash strewn lots, Melrose Commons has emerged anew as a desirable urban residential community, including owner-occupied 3-family townhouses, mixed-use rental buildings including senior citizen and permanent housing for homeless residences, and most recently condominiums.


The Municipal Arts Society of New York annually presents a range of awards to people and organizations whose work has made New York City more livable.


Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC has been involved in the design and development of Melrose Commons since 1993. It has been designing innovative community-based projects since 1985.  Current projects include:  several new green housing and mixed-use developments throughout the boroughs of New York City, as well as developments in the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey.  Other current and past MAP clients include: Phipps Houses, L+M Development Partners, Procida Realty and Construction Corp. Nos Quedamos, Volunteers of America, CPC Resources, Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, Inc., Fifth Avenue Committee, and BFC Construction.