ERN Architects understands that the basic building blocks of cities are the residential districts. We are supportive of trends to increase density in order to accommodate mass transit, reduce automobile use and re-establish the fundamentals of quality city living. We believe that sustainable, dense urban districts are vital to meeting the needs of rapidly growing urban areas. These kinds of developments reduce land consumption, utilize existing utilities and facilitate the use of mass transit systems. Our firm is positioned to work with non-profit entities, market rate and tax credit developers. We understand housing types including lofts, studenthousing, affordable housing, elderly and special needs housing. We are experienced with the adaptive re-use of historic buildings, utilizing Federal Historic tax credits or the development of new, in-fill facilities on urban sites.