Andrew Bernheimer and David Leven publish NYCHAPEDIA, A Complete Catalogue of NYCHA’s Assets

M.Arch Program Director Andrew Bernheimer and Associate Professor of Architecture David Leven have published NYCHAPEDIA, a comprehensive catalogue of the holdings of the New York City Housing Authority. Compiled with the assistance of Yuliya Savelyeva (M.Arch + MFA LD) and Sam Weston (M.Arch ’14), this guide draws from data found in NYCHA’s current “Development Data Book” and is categorized by borough. The goal of NYCHAPEDIA is to catalyze a discussion surrounding the assets of the NYCHA and ultimately a vision of how best to modify, adapt, and program existing building stock to re-frame housing within New York City. Each of NYCHA’s public housing developments is contained within, including basic data regarding site parameters and zoning, most of which was pulled from NYCHA’s own development summary. In addition, Bernheimer and Leven have created iconographic drawings representing each of the structures and their surrounding site.