707 E. Seneca St.

Ithaca, NY

This 3 story multi-family building was a collaboration between Schickel Architects and STREAM Collaborative. Schickel was the design architect for the project and responsible for municipal approvals including the Certificate of Appropriateness from the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission. The building sits in Ithaca's infamously steep East Hill historic district and created several challenges with retaining walls and accessibility. STREAM initially collaborated on the site design but was later commissioned by the developer to produce the final detailed construction documents for the 18 bedroom multi-family building. The project was originally conceived as modular construction but was changed at the last minute to a conventionally framed structure. With an incredibly tight timeline and spring start date, STREAM was able to deliver construction documents as the Architect of Record and help secure the building permit in time for an August deadline. 

  • DATE: 2015
  • COLLABORATORS: Schickel Architects
  • BUILDER: Bella Faccia Construction
  • DEVELOPER: Modern Living Rentals