New York-based LEED-accredited architecture firm Design AIDD Architecture, DPC, has been awarded the contract to design a six-story multi-family market rate rental project at 284 Wadsworth Avenue in Washington Heights, which will be known as HAP 4.1.

Developed by HAP Investments, the 10,000 s/f residence will have 10 one- and two-bedroom apartments, with such features as mini-split heating-and-cooling systems and in-unit washer/dryers.

The architects will use an ICF system for building construction. The efficient material is being used to not only save construction time, it is considered one of the world’s top energy insulation systems.

Adding to the energy advantages of the development will be a concrete floor system that will reduce sound transfer between the floors, further insulate the apartments and help lower energy costs.

Construction on 284 Wadsworth Avenue is scheduled to begin later this year with a completion date in 2015.