Image Credit : Photos © Scott Frances/OTTO (Exterior Images) Photos © Evan Joseph (Interior Images) Photos © Pavel Bendvo (Courtyard Image)



Project Overview

Sitting at the bustling intersection of Kenmare and Mulberry streets in the gritty heart of NoLita, 75 Kenmare is an 83,000 SF seven story residential building. Inside there are 38 apartments ranging in size from an efficient 600 SF one bedroom residence to a gracious 3,000 SF three bedroom penthouse spread over three floors with a fireplaced living room and two outdoor spaces, each on their own level, providing panoramic skyline views.

Project Commissioner

DHA Capital

Project Creator

Andre Kikoski Architect


Design Credit:
Lead Architect - Andre Kikoski, AIA LEED AP, Principal
Design Team - Liam Harris, LEED AP, Senior Associate
Betsy Daniels, Associate
Client & Construction Team:
Ownership: DHA Capital
Construction Manager: Brian Tierney
Structural Engineer:
McNamara Salvia
62 West 45th Street, 11th floor
New York, NY 10036
Principal Vladamir Seijas
Ryan Dow
Burt Sullivan
Mechanical Engineer:
2LS Consulting Engineering
150 W 30th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Principal Jeremy Latterman
Marc Gateau
Eamonn Keane
Faade Consultant:
Frank Seta & Associates LLC
35 West 35th St, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Landscape Design:
Future Green Studio
18 Bay Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Interior Design:
Kravitz Design
13 Crosby St,
New York, NY 10013
Photo Credit:
Photos Scott Frances/OTTO (Exterior Images)
Photos Evan Joseph (Interior Images)
Photos Pavel Bendvo (Courtyard Image)

Project Brief

The plan features six windowed facades and a lush secret garden in the second floor communal courtyard that flows visually and spatially into the surrounding neighborhood and adjacent public park. This strategy makes softly edged and generously permeable spaces that generate engaging views throughout and within the neighborhood and building. Multi-story bronze window frames set into the concrete skin respond to the proportions and architectural language of NoLita and give the building an inviting human scale.

Project Innovation/Need

Knit into the urban and architectural fabric, the building’s massing speaks to the neighborhood’s scale while contrasting with its surroundings through a distinctly detailed contemporary façade. Imaginative detailing gives concrete -- the humblest of materials -- a timeless and robust presence. Simple linear channel-like forms, referencing shade and shadow in contextual architectural details, modulate the play of sunlight across its surfaces to create a sense of joy for passersby.

Design Challenge

The facades combine our love of basic materials, elegant proportions, and thoughtful detailing with handcrafted workmanship to create a building that both inspires and gives to its neighborhood. 75 Kenmare creates architecture that is deeply rooted in a sense of place. It is both generous to its surroundings and inseparable from its context, demonstrating our conviction that buildings must be timeless and new, engage the senses, delight the eye, and lift the spirit of all.


Our approach to sustainability is conceptual and material based in this project. Located in a vibrant urban neighborhood, the need for a vehicle is eliminated. Anything a resident needs is within walking distance. Public transportation is readily available with subway stations, bus stops, and public bikes just steps away.
We also prioritized identifying a responsible building material that would fulfill our construction needs. By using a prefabricated concrete system, we achieved this with a material that is 100% recyclable and has a high recycled content. Concrete has an added bonus of reducing the environmental footprint created at the construction site. We used locally sourced manufacturers over cheaper South American options. Manufactured within 370 miles of New York City, our transportation footprint was minimized, which helped us find the correct balance between functionality and sustainability.

This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow.
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