Hour Apartment House, a new 4-story apartment building, is the only supportive housing scheme in the US to offer permanent affordable housing specifically for formerly incarcerated women together with their children. The 25,000 sf facility accommodates 18 dwelling units of both two and three-bedroom configuration, as well as the headquarter offices of Hour Children, a non-profit whose mission is to empower women through reunification with their families.
Set within a context of stately brick buildings from the early 20th century, the building façade plays with the same material in a contemporary way. Subtle brick corbels, brick projections and canted window returns create a subtle movement of the façade surface and distinct shadow line definition. The project participated in the Enterprise Green Communities program and incorporates sustainable design concepts and construction techniques.
Hour Apartment House III won the Silver Brick in Architecture Award from the Brick Industry Association in 2015.