SWBR Architects Celebrates Completion of Son House Apartments

Thursday, March 27, 2014

SWBR recently attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Son House Apartments. The new housing is the very first supportive residence in New York State for homeless high-cost Medicaid recipients with medical or behavioral disabilities. The ceremony took place on Monday, Feb. 24, in Rochester. SWBR served as lead architect on the $4.1 million project, located at 539 Joseph Ave. in downtown Rochester.

The three story-housing building includes 21 one-bedroom, 600-square-foot rental units. SWBR handled all architectural, structural and interior design of the project. Providence Housing Development Corporation serves as the management company. An affiliate of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester, Providence Housing Development is responsible for the development and management of quality, affordable housing for low-income seniors, families and special-needs populations within the Diocese of Rochester.

“The SWBR team is honored to be part of the Son House Apartments project that will give second chances to those who have fallen on hard times,” said Joe Gibbons, AIA, Principal for SWBR Architects. “Through this project, our team has helped improve the quality of life of formerly homeless New Yorkers, providing both shelter and support. We hope to have more opportunities like this in the future to continue to make Rochester an even greater community.”