Folsom Powerhouse Wins AIA 2017 Housing Award


Folsom Powerhouse has been named one of “the county’s best new homes” by the American Institute of Architects. Folsom was one of only 14 developments to win the 2017 Housing Award that “emphasizes the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”


Spanning a city block in Francisville, Folsom’s 31 units each feature super insulation, triple pane windows, approximately 1,400 sq ft.  of living space, and a Jenny Sabin-designed streetscape. We have also involved Jenny Sabin in our current project, Arbor House, with her Light Web creation.

Folsom Powerhouse was completed in three different phases over three years as part of an RFP process with the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA).  It consists of residential duplexes, triplexes, and single family units, as well as a corner commercial space.


We teamed up with local architecture firm, Interface Studio Architects (ISA) to design all 31 units. ISA has previously designed multiple Postgreen projects: 100k House, Skinny Project, Passive Project, Avant Garage, Two Point Five Beta, First Steel, and Snapback. ISA was also awarded a second AIA 2017 Housing Award with their Boston, MA project, Roxbury E+.

The other winners range from urban townhomes to farmhouses, lake retreats, and residence halls, among others. View the full list here.

You can read more about Curbed’s coverage of the AIA 2017 Housing Awards here and Curbed Philly’s coverage of Folsom Powerhouse here.



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