1st Place Michael Hatter University of Cincinnati
2nd Place Ryan Newman University of Cincinnati
3rd Place Dawid J. Pol University of Cincinnati
Citation Donald Schonhardt University of Cincinnati
Merit Magdalena Wala University of Cincinnati
Merit Erin Halpin McGill University

Residential Penthouses on 
Mixed-use Buildings

Keith Moskow, AIA, Author

Old meets new on a site recently opened up to a greenway as a result of the "Big Dig" atop a building in Boston's historic financial district. Construction on the roofs of existing commercial buildings presents a unique set of challenges. These include constructability, privacy, mixed-use design, and economies of scale. The focus of the project is dealing with these constraints creatively, while emphasizing advances in material science construction techniques and energy efficiency.

The program calls for a lightweight, energy-efficient, flexible, urban penthouse that meets the needs of a family of four that includes a professional musician, a venture capitalist and two teenage children.

Participating Schools:

The Boston Architectural Center

California College of the Arts

Cooper Union

Rhode Island School of Design

Southern California Institute of Architecture

University of Arizona

University of Cincinnati

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Minnesota

Woodbury University