Affordable Meets Luxury In The Midwest

September 7, 2021

How can architects and contractors make affordable housing developments look like luxury projects? When we received this inquiry from the editor of France Media’s Multifamily & Affordable Housing Business publications, we knew Taylor Johnson clients BKV GroupGI Stone and James McHugh Construction Co. could supply insightful responses supplemented by current project examples. In the full article, which appeared across the publisher’s five regional magazines, BKV discusses its design of 1500 Nicollet in Minneapolis and Union Flats in St. Paul, Minn.; GI Stone gives tips on how countertops can be on trend and within budget; and McHugh Construction explains how alternative construction methods can reduce time and costs for developers. Open TJ TALK to read more.


Clockwise from left, BKV Group used repetition and economies of scale to design affordable housing community 1500 Nicollet. GI Stone is installing quartz countertops, a durable yet visually appealing engineered stone, at Circle Park Apartments as part of its renovation by owner Related Midwest. McHugh Construction and Bowa Construction will build 43 Green – co-developed by TJ client The Habitat Co. – using time- and cost-saving construction methods.


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