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Park + Elton with David Gross
Episode 51st June 2023 • Design Vault • Glen-Gery // Gābl Media
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In this episode of Design Vault, Doug speaks with David Gross, the co-founder and executive partner of GF55 Architects, a national firm with offices in New York City and Miami.

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Park + Elton is a development with 38 residential units in the Bronx, consisting of two distinct five story buildings. These buildings correspond to the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Plan. The plan provides a range of affordable housing choices for the Bronx.

The use of simple building materials, including brick in various patterns, colors and facade wall depths, makes these modest buildings appear quite unique. The simple modern masonry cornice and the differentiation of the window header detail with soldier course patterns reference the historical brick clad buildings found throughout the district. The subtle volume and height of Park and Elton also maintain a satisfying human scale.

Construction of the buildings included sustainable design elements and incorporated New York City Green building standards. Park + Elton are considered equivalent to LEED certified buildings.




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