BIRR Castle Orchard Retreat Ireland

WQB Architecture is actively involved in the development of BIRR Castle to make it a more desirable international destination.

Current attractions include:
Tourism: The Demesne, The Science Center, Killeen
Agriculture and Forestry (Dairy farm 300 hectares, Forest: Old Oaklands)
Properties and Town Sites (in the town/on the estate)
Town Shopping and Farmers Market
Outdoor and Indoor Activities

Future Enhancements:
Expanded Interactive Science Center
Killeen Farms Restaurants and Shops
BIRR Retreat – elegant retreat and culinary education experience
BIRR Golf & Sports experience
BIRR Family Resort
Event Space

361 Van Siclen Avenue, Brooklyn New York

Zoning: R6

Lot Dimensions: 100’ x 75’

Land Use: Public Facilities and Institutions, Parking Facilities

Proposed Use: Affordable independent residences for seniors (AIRS) units, Quality Housing (QH) units, Daycare facility, Ministry space,

District: Non-Contextual District

Maximum Buildable: 36,000 SF

Wesley Senior Housing The Church of the Nazarene, Fishkill, NY


The Fishkill Church of the Nazarene and Interactive Development Associates are developing an active living community on 8 acres of land owned by the Church. The proposed senior community creates 110 apartment units and includes the following:

  • Independent Living for well seniors who choose to enjoy the wellness programs as available.
  • Licensed Childcare in the form of an expanded daycare/preschool program which relates to the Independent Living in the form of intergenerational programming and shared recreation space.
  • A  centrally located —acre park/recreational space for use by the Town as a whole and  A foot long landscaped Par Course available to the neighborhood and the surrounding community.

8, 10 & 12, 14 E 92nd Street New York, New York

WQB Architecture provided an architectural design and project management services for the redevelopment of 4 historic brown stones in Carnegie Hill as 3 luxury cooperative buildings and a private home. Design work included redesign of all apartments, roof top penthouse, additional new facades and public spaces. WQB was a partner in the project and assisted the investors in all aspects of the project development. Many of the original coop purchasers still live in the building.

Fifth on the Park New York, New York

Designed with FxFowle Architects for Uptown Partners, Fifth on the Park is a 28‐story mixed-use building located on Fifth Avenue at Mt. Morris Park in Harlem. The building has 200 luxury condominium units, 50 apartments, and a full amenity package including a gym and swimming pool. At street level is a 2,000 seat sanctuary designed for a local church, and a 200‐space parking garage. The feasibility of the building was supported by a 421‐a tax abatement from the City of New York HPD. The building was completed in 2010.

380 Lenox Avenue New York, New York

380 Lenox is the first privately funded luxury condominium building in Harlem, built by Uptown Partners at the corner of 129th Street and Lenox Avenue. The units, 77 in all, are both one and two‐stories, and more than one third come with generous private terraces overlooking the street. 11,000 square feet of retail space lines the sidewalk, and underground is an 88‐car parking garage. The building is designed to fit in with the large classically styled masonry buildings lining the avenue, as well as the landmarked Astor Row buildings on 130th Street. The project was featured in an article in the New York Sun in August 2006. The feasibility of the building was supported by a 421‐a tax abatement from the City of New York HPD. Construction is complete and units are sold.

OBRFC Columbus Associates 107th Street at Columbus Avenue New York, New York

OBRFC / Columbus Associates was formed to develop one of the last sites in NYC HPD’s Dollar Building Program. The site was composed of 3 totally “gutted” tenements which became the NYS HFA’s first 80/20 funding, with sales of a 4% LIHTC to Chevron Oil Co. OBRFC subsequently purchased a vacant lot at 965 Columbus Avenue which was developed under the Inclusionary Zoning Program, utilizing the 8% Low Income Housing Tax Credits and NYS Housing Trust Fund Infrastructure Grants. The Inclusionary Zoning Rights were sold to Millennium Partners for development of 1965 Broadway. Four additional properties on West 107th Street were purchased from the RTC which became moderate rehabs and were subsequently refinanced under NYC HPD programs. At the end of the project, OBRFC developed 8 buildings utilizing 7 different NYC and NYS programs and transformed a previously bombed-out block to new housing for 130 families with incomes as low as 50% of AMI and as high as local market rates.