17 PITT STREET, NEW YORK, NY
17 Pitt Street is the ground-up design of a 3,500 square-foot single-story, industrial use building located on a corner of a late 1960’s “super block” on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This new building, part of the Grand Street complex, was designed to maximize energy efficiency and boasts an extensive seasonally blooming green roof. The steel-frame, cast-concrete and channel glass construction has three fold-up garage doors that open into a projecting awning cleverly concealing the building’s main purpose: to house the residential complex’s refuse.
17 Pitt Street received a 2016 Society of Registered Architects New York Design Award of Merit.
Owner: Grand Street Guild Housing Development Fund Company, Inc.
Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)