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Livable Communities: America’s Hometowns

BartonPartners provides planning and design services to CDCs through our integrated planning and architecture approach. Read more about how we can help you create revitalized downtowns and walkable neighborhoods to bring people, employers, and housing closer and create America’s hometowns.

Balancing Aesthetics and Affordability

BartonPartners has the experience necessary to help you design and build award winning and affordable communities. We are skilled at conceptualizing the big picture, while getting the details right. Read more about our experience with affordable housing.

AmeriSus & Insulspan: Providing Affordable Homes

Insulspan, one of North America’s largest suppliers of structural insulating building products, has joined forces with AmeriSus – the American Sustainability Initiative LLC – to provide high-efficiency, affordable homes set for distribution this summer. AmeriSus is challenging assumptions about home construction and ownership in America. Dedicated to the proposition that affordability, efficiency and sustainability are not mutually exclusive, The AmeriSus Homes Package brings nearly everything a builder needs to complete a super efficient affordable home that is a standout in…

Building in Flexibility – Development Framework Planning

In today’s project entitlement environment, municipalities are requiring increasing levels of design detail from applicants prior to granting preliminary site plan approvals.  Often developers are forced to provide full schematic or even design development level engineering and architectural drawings for each proposed building within a development.  This is both costly and risky, as it limits the flexibility needed to address market and demographic shifts over time.  Add to that the volatility in both the debt and equity markets, and developers…

AmeriSus featured in Builder Magazine

AmeriSus was included in Builder magazine's special section "Green Designs and Products" in its July 2010 issue.  In the article Tom Barton and Charlie Kamps explain the goals and benefits of the AmeriSus Homes in terms of today's market and in respect to responsible green design. Read the article here at Builder's online magazine. To learn more about AmeriSus, visit them on the web at

Seth Shapiro announced Design Caucus Chair

Seth Shapiro announced Design Caucus Chair Beginning earlier this year, Seth A. Shapiro, the director of planning and urban design here at BartonPartners, began serving as the Design Caucus Chair of the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance.   Seth’s responsibilities involve convening regional leaders in the architectural and land planning field periodically to discuss matters and issues in the promotion of smart growth. He will also be leading the effort in revising the specific criteria used to evaluate whether projects should…

AmeriSus Story in Philadelphia Business Journal

In its July2-8 "Green Works" section, Philadelphia Business Journal features the story of AmeriSus.  Tom Barton and Charlie Kamps explain the genesis of the AmeriSus idea and highlight its top goals.  Read the article here.

Conifer Village Anticipated Opening in September

Conifer Village at Cape May is a three-story, wood-framed building that embraces 90 affordable apartments for seniors of the South Jersey seaside community of Cape May County. As designed by BartonPartners, the building includes exterior apartment balconies and terraces, and interior community facilities. The project was designed in accordance with New Jersey’s Green Futures program and will feature photovoltaic solar panels and high-performance windows to keep energy costs low. In anticipation of opening in September, Conifer Realty LLC has started…

2010 Pillars of the Industry Award Finalist

Award Finalist: 2010 Pillars of the Industry Best Mid-Rise Condominium Community 40 Park - Morristown, NJ National Association of Home Builders Award Finalist: 2010 Pillars of the Industry Best Mixed Use Community Site Plan Voorhees Town Center - Voorhees, NJ National Association of Home Builders

Habitat for Humanity recognizes BartonPartners

This past Sunday, BartonPartners was given a plaque to recognize our efforts with a new home in Upper Dublin.  The recipient were a couple who have been and integral part of the community: Sherry was awarded Citizen of the Year from Upper Dublin. Read more about this home in the Ambler Gazette In years past BartonPartners employees have spent time volunteering in the field; the past several years have been about putting their skills to the test, designing efficient and…

BartonPartners and AmeriSus

BartonPartners and AmeriSus collaborate to provide affordable, sustainable housing designs as well as delivery kits for builders and developers at about the same cost as conventional construction. This is made possible by AmeriSus’ business relationships with such national partners as Whirlpool, IKEA, CertainTeed, Kohler, BASF and Wells Fargo, among others, and by the pre-engineered components delivered by FedEx “just in time” to the construction site.       click here to read more about this project

Northern Home for Children Gift Collection

BartonPartners is currently working with Northern Home for Children, a generous organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in need.  During this holiday season, employees of BartonPartners assisted Northern Home by donating presents to multiple children within the organization.  Through the donations of many other generous individuals and companies as well as BartonPartners, Northern Home was able to provide gifts for nearly 3,000 children during this holiday season.  Many of which were not expecting to receive presents during this…