147-36 94th Avenue
Jamaica Queens, NY
Shay Alster AIA
2019 Excellence in Design Award - Queens Chamber of Commerce
The first high rise in the immediate neighborhood, inviting more to come, Alvista Towers is an affordable residential building in the heart of Jamaica Queens. This 25-story building is comprised of 380 residential units which include both inclusionary housing units and moderate income units. Working within an extremely tight time line as well as a tight budget, GF55 provided a design solution which features brick and masonry for the building base with a tower façade composed of EIFS as a cost-effective and efficient exterior cladding system.
The design for Alvista Towers raises the bar for lifestyle standards in affordable housing by providing numerous amenities which benefit the residents and create a stronger sense of community. Amenities include a gym, yoga room for wellness, playroom for families with young children, a computer/co-work area for professionals, indoor and outdoor lounges, finished roof terraces for social settings, and a doorman for security.
Alvista Towers is Enterprise Green Community Certified.