Philadelphia Housing Authority Scattered Sites Replacement Housing

Client

  • Philadelphia Housing Authority

Architect

  • Barton Partners

Location

  • Philadelphia, PA

After teaming with Barton Partners and Stantec for the design and permitting phase of this project, Hunter Roberts constructed 25 wood-framed residential buildings on Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)-owned land at various sites throughout Philadelphia. Two prototypical designs were developed to be placed on the lots as determined by PHA. These 25 buildings, which include four accessible units and one caretaker unit in each, were designed to provide a total of 100 fully-accessible Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards-compliant dwelling units. Building exterior walls were constructed using SIPs wall panels, an innovative, highly energy-efficient alternative to standard wood framed and insulated walls. Each unit is fitted with a sprinkler system, and each unit contains on-site improvements such as fully-concreted rear yards, front setback landscaping, lighting, site railings and fencing, construction of concrete walks and patios in the front and rear yards, and retaining walls, as required.