Martin Avenue Apartments achieves NGBS Certification!

Martin Avenue Apartments has earned 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification! Located in Naperville, Illinois, the development provides 190 units of affordable housing for seniors within a renovated three-story building and a newly constructed five-story addition. Key green building features include: • Increased exterior insulation and air sealing • Low-flow plumbing fixtures •…

Heidi to moderate Illinois Housing Council Career Panel Discussion

On Wednesday, February 10th, Heidi will serve as Moderator for the Illinois Housing Council’s Career Panel Discussion, the inaugural event of the Emerging Leaders Network. This initiative is a dedicated program for young and new professionals in the affordable housing industry, and provides members with additional professional development opportunities with the goal of building capacity…

Heritage Woods of Newburgh achieves NGBS Certification!

Heritage Woods of Newburgh has earned 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification! Managed by Gardant Management Solutions and located in Newburgh, Indiana, the three-story development features 120 individual studio and one-bedroom units along with a variety of amenities designed to promote dignity and independence for seniors of all financial means. Its numerous amenities…

Year-In-Review: A selection of WJW projects completed in 2020

While the challenges of this year have been many, the following projects completed in 2020 are certainly a reason to celebrate!   Montclare Senior Residences of Calumet Heights Montclare Senior Residences of Calumet Heights is a seven-story mixed-income residential development for seniors in the Calumet Heights neighborhood of Chicago. Located on the site of a…

Highland Villas achieves NGBS Certification!

Highland Villas has earned 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification! Located in Highland, Illinois, the development provides affordable housing for seniors through eight townhouse buildings and a community building. The project includes 48 residential units available to seniors ages 55+, including 43 one-bedroom and 5 two-bedroom apartments. In addition to the residential apartments,…

Martin Avenue Apartments featured in Seniors Housing Business

As the needs of senior housing residents continue to evolve in the age of COVID, architects and designers are on the front lines of these changes.  Heidi recently shared key insights with Seniors Housing Business regarding Martin Avenue Apartments, a renovation and expansion project that provides affordable housing for seniors in Naperville, Illinois.  Featured in…

Clark-Estes Apartments achieves Enterprise Green Communities Certification

Clark-Estes Apartments has earned an Enterprise Green Communities certification! Enterprise Green Communities is the nation’s only national green building program designed explicitly for green affordable housing construction, demonstrating a holistic approach to green affordable housing. To achieve certification, all projects must reach required mandatory standards within categories of Integrative Design, Location + Neighborhood Fabric, Site…

Grand Opening of Hope Manor Village

Mike and John M. recently attended the official grand opening for Volunteers of America’s Hope Manor Village, a new development that will bring 36 affordable two-bedroom apartments to the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. The apartments will consist of a mix of 12 two-flat and four three-flat buildings on 16 vacant lots, all of which have…