Scott Henson, FAIA

Scott Henson, FAIA

As we close out this challenging year and prepare for a bright new year, we would like to highlight this honor of our founding principal. After 30 years of contributing to the profession, Scott Henson was elevated to the position of Fellow within the American Institute of Architects. The 2020 AIA College of Fellows recognized Scott’s dedication and expertise in the...

Two New Certified Passive House Projects

Two New Certified Passive House Projects

SHA’s Director or Sustainability, Jane Sanders, just achieved Passive House EnerPHit certification on two of her Brooklyn rowhouse retrofit projects, the State Street Passive House and Windsor Terrace Passive House. Passive House is a rigorous international building standard for energy efficiency, and EnerPHit is the certification for retrofits of existing buildings. These buildings achieve energy efficiency, comfort, and superior indoor...

Windows: Enhancing Your View and Your Efficiency

Window repair: Enhancing Your View and Efficiency

Many building owners are not aware of the changes in laws and codes surrounding energy efficiency. In May, the New York City 2020 Energy Conservation Code went into effect and many typical replacement windows no longer meet the current code requirements. Before you take the time to install new windows, it is a good idea to consult with experts that...

Injection Connection - Using Urethane Injection Grout to Save the Foundation of a Historic Building

Injection Connection – Using Urethane Injection Grout to Save the Foundation of a Historic Building

When the construction of a new condominium had compromised the structural integrity and waterproof qualities of the neighboring 120-year-old foundation wall, Scott Henson Architect was contacted to assist and monitor the experts repairing it to stabilize and prevent further damage. It was determined that, over time, cracks had developed throughout the foundation walls of the building leading to water infiltration damage,...