Multi-family housing is our largest sector of work. We are accomplished in the structural design for multi-family residential use for structures built of concrete, steel, and CMU block. Most of our design work in housing is done in concrete, however, we are proud of our work with Loading Dock Five where we designed a steel frame multi-unit structure to facilitate bi-level apartments. We are currently in schematic design for a 15-story block and plank building for an affordable housing project in Brooklyn. From affordable housing to luxury housing, we have you covered.


A NYS AIA award of merit building, Hegeman housing is a 161 unit affordable residential project. The five-story building offers studio apartments for formerly homeless individuals with special needs, persons with HIV/AIDS, and low-income residents – many from the Brownsville community. The project was developed by the not-for-profit Common Ground and designed by Cook+Fox Architects. The 65,000 square foot building is a sliver LEED certified building with green roof, and multi-tenant community common space.

The structural system consists of concrete block and plank with special transfer conditions and envelope design. The structural design took into account the green roof as well as provisions for a later stage co-generation plant.

Developer: Common Ground
Architect: Cook + Fox Architects

935 PACIFIC AVENUE - Brooklyn, NY

935 Pacific Avenue is a 5 Story, 15,000 square foot steel framed apartment building. The building was designed in steel to accommodate the irregular elevations, which varied in order to create high ceilings and loft spaces within each individual unit.  We also designed the building foundation and an underground parking facility for the tenants.

Architect: Loading Dock 5



174 GRAND - Brooklyn, NY

This 4-story residential building passive house was the first attempt to build a structure in New York City that adheres to the strict German Passiv Haus standard. The frame is steel  with masonry shear walls build with 8” concrete masonry units for the building envelope. The roof is concrete on steel deck with an 8” rigid insulation.

The material selection for the building was not only driven by structural needs, but also by the zero energy goals of the passive house movement and certification.

Architect: Loading Dock 5



Taino Plaza is an energy efficient, mixed-use building for the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation. It was built on a remediated former industrial brownfield site. The structural system is a hybrid combination of concrete block and plank with steel transfers and composite steel beams and deck. The building consists of 105 units of low and moderate income housing, interior and exterior community space, and 18,400 square feet of commercial space at the ground floor. The project overlooks Crotona Park and features a tenant-only recreational space and a green roof. Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP worked with the Client to obtain NYSERDA funding for many of the energy efficient upgrades. The project is the first multi-family residential property in the Bronx to implement solar energy technology.

Developer/Non Profit: SoBRO
Architect: Curtis+Ginsberg Architects

957 PACIFIC - Brooklyn, NY

Murray Engineering was consulted for the structural design of a new 15,000 sq ft concrete building in Prospect Heights.  The structure includes 18 housing units along with an underground garage. The adjacent buildings made for a tight construction site and precautions were necessary to ensure they wouldn’t suffer any damage.

Architect: Loadingdock 5