Affordable Housing

Community Building Rebuild

New Market North is an affordable housing community in New Market, VA originally built in 1983. In 2010, Studio 343 (back when we were Ruhf Plitt Architects!) worked on the property renovation, which included modifying their Community Building to meet accessibility requirements. Unfortunately, early last year the Community Building burned down, & we were brought…

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Brent Place Apartments Entry Renovation

When Homes for America reached out to us earlier this year seeking design services for renovations to the exterior entry and to the interior common spaces for Brent Place Apartments, Studio 343 knew exactly what to do.  In our client meeting, we learned that the client vision included modern, clean lines and a desire…

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Homes at Berlin Design

As a recent recipient of the MD DHCD 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, Homes at Berlin will be afforded the opportunity to complete renovations as well as the construct a new three-story building consisting of 12 new apartments. The project is located on two sites and has 42 existing apartments. A three…

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South Street Centre Historic Approval

The City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission recently approved the development of approximately 3.5 acres on West South Street in downtown Frederick for a state-of-the art 152-home intergenerational apartment community.  The development includes the renovation of two historic buildings and the addition of three new construction buildings.  Typically all projects bring learning opportunities to the…

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Pinecrest Apartments Construction

In 2019, Pinecrest Apartments located in Bedford, Virginia was awarded funding through the VHDA Low Income Tax Credit Program.  Construction has begun on the 64-unit property and renovations are currently underway.  Currently, porches are being added to prevent rainwater entering the covered breezeways between units, brick siding is being installed at fronts and sides…

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Victoria Park Apartments Complete

Situated in the heart of a residential community in Waldorf, Maryland is Victoria Park Senior Apartments which provides luxurious yet affordable living for seniors.  In late 2018, extensive renovations began on the property.  Over the course of the next several months, the individual units were transformed including new kitchens with new appliances, updated cabinetry,…

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Bowman Place Tax Credit Excellence Award

Every year, the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition recognizes several developments across the country with the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards. We were honored that this year, Bowman Place earned this award under the ‘Preservation of Affordable Housing’ category. Every renovation project presents its own unique challenges, many of which aren’t identified…

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Lakeview at Victoria Park Apartments

Construction is set to begin soon on one of our  most recent affordable housing projects- Lakeview at Victoria Park, located in Waldorf, MD. Submitted to MD DHCD’s Multifamily Program and Rental Housing Works Financing, the scope involves updating finishes, cabinets, plumbing and lighting fixtures, and mechanical systems for all 108 units in the building.…

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Bowman Place Completion & Dedication

Work on Bowman Place (formerly known as Timothy House and Gardens) has officially been completed, and the project dedicated, at an event held in the newly renovated Multipurpose Room. Community leaders- including Michael Busch, Speaker of the House; Mayor Gavin Buckley; Kenneth Holt, Secretary, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development- took time to share…

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Zion Towers Renovations

Zion Towers is one of RPH’s most recent affordable housing projects, located in Baltimore, MD. RPH has developed plans for Southway Builders, Inc. to update interior finishes and fixtures and install energy efficient lighting and energy efficient hot water heaters, in the 211-unit apartment building. 11 of those units will also be renovated to comply with…

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