The Woodhaven

Rising from the intersection of Woodhaven Boulevard and 68th Road, the gentle spiral of the Woodhaven will serve as a generous new landmark in the urban fabric of Rego Park, Queens. This project, which is currently in design, will replace a former autobody repair shop with 120 units of affordable housing and transform the relationship between busy, car-centric Woodhaven Boulevard and the neighborhood's quieter side streets. The building's volumes form a spiral that rises from its most prominent corner to meet the adjacent 6-story building on 68th Road at its highest point to negotiate the varied typologies of its neighbors and its L-shaped site. This stepped massing creates an ecosystem of green roofs that is visible from the street and a formal rhythm that is reinforced through the regular grid of its brickwork, which features a textured inset that recalls traditional masonry and brick architecture seen in Rego Park. Along 68th Road, this classic brick facade lifts away from the sidewalk to articulate two use-specific entries, an architectural gesture that further evolves at the main entrance, where the ground floor's footprint shifts inward to create a covered 'front porch' directly next to an MTA bus stop. Structural columns touch down from above, mediating the transition from exterior to interior.


AIA Queens Design Award Winner, Unbuilt Category 2nd Place, 2024

View of the Woodhaven from the corner of 68th Road and Woodhaven Boulevard, showing spiraling setbacks and green roofs
View of main entry with covered 'front porch' and view into lobby
View of lobby with integrated seating and sculptural main stair at right
Southwest and south elevation drawings of the Woodhaven, with color
First floor plan of the Woodhaven
Typical upper floor plan of the Woodhaven
Roof plan of the Woodhaven

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