LAN Employees Brave Blizzard by Building Homes with Habitat for Humanity

January 28, 2016
LAN at Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Braving blizzard-like conditions, a dozen LAN Associates architects and interns on Saturday volunteered with members of Habitat for Humanity of Newburg to participate in demolition work at 24 South Miller Street in Newburgh.   The event, organized by LAN architect Jim Diana, arranged the workforce to assist in the construction project to rehabilitate a rowhome near Saint Luke’s Hospital. The modest two story brick and wood frame structure is being stripped down to its shell and renovated into a 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath single family dwelling with approximately 1,250 square feet of living space. Construction work is ongoing and will be completed for occupancy in the summer of 2016.

“Despite the snowstorm, LAN’s team was committed to provide Habitat for Humanity our services for continued demolition work on this project,” said Diana.  “Our large number of volunteers helped the team achieve a significant amount of work in a short period of time.  I am very proud of each and every one who came out to support the efforts to support the community.”

Diana also is spearheading work to provide professional A/E services to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Inc. for an upcoming Live + Work project which is the organization’s first mixed-use project incorporating living and business space in the same structure for a partner family. Construction is expected to begin in June 2016 with a five day builder’s blitz.  For more information please visit the Habitat website .

Habitat Live+Build ProjectLAN employee, Brandon in front of demo building