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.

Duncaville Infill Urban Housing , Duncanville, Texas.
This infill development includes several “live-work” units as part of the 31 townhouses which range in size from 900 to 1,500 square feet along with a private garden and water feature. Duncanville’s long range plan “Main Street Vision” is focused on redevelopment of its central core to support alternative modes of transportation including a planned DART light rail line. City of Duncanville and Options Realty.

Pinnacle Residential & Retail Mixed-Use Development

Arlington Infill Urban Housing, Arlington, Texas.

These townhouses in Arlington are part of the momentum to attract home owners to the historical city center. The eleven townhouses on a tree-lined street are, close to the University of Texas in Arlington. City of Arlington and Tarrant County Housing Partnership.

Thanksgiving Square Lofts

U.S. Post Office and Court House, Dallas, Texas. James Whitmore, 1928 .

An adaptive re-use of the historic 1929 U.S. Post Office and Federal Building. The 5 level, 96,000 square foot facility was adapted to accommodate 93 new residential units. The project included the preservation of two Federal Court Rooms and many existing interior finishes. ERN Architects assisted in obtaining Federal Historic Tax Credits for the developer, Intradel Corporation, New Orleans Louisiana.

505 Ervay Lofts

The Monroe Building,

505 Ervay, Dallas, Texas.

J.N. McCammon & Walter Ahlschlager, 1949.

The Adaptive Re-Use of a 1940 era, downtown office building. The 12 story, 106,000 square foot facility was adapted to accommodate 88 new residential units with retail and restaurant spaces at level one: Services included an analysis of the existing building envelope and design of repairs and upgrades for the building exterior. Intradel Corporation, New Orleans Louisiana.


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