Clarke Place is a collaboration with developer and service provider, Volunteers Of America – Greater New York, to provide new Affordable Senior Housing. To create the optimal healthy living space the design focuses on elements of active design, such as, ample outdoor access for recreational programming on the landscaped roof at the 12th floor setback, and in the rear garden. A main stair with a window wall creates a day-lit circulation spine at the front corner of the building. The design will capture generous natural light through a variety of windows, and within shared public spaces on each floor, that will encourage social interaction and provide leisure space outside of individual units.
The building will include numerous green initiatives with a target of LEED Gold. These include a high-performance envelope with triple glazed windows, exterior insulation and façade panels, water saving fixtures, LED lighting, green roofs and a photovoltaic array system on the main roof of the building.