Abraham House

Photo: Kevin Chu & Jessica Paul Photography


Architect: 1100 Architects

Kel-Mar provided general contracting services in a phased project in the South Bronx that included the construction of a 12,000′ square ft. multi-use building between two existing 20′ wide five-story brownstones.  Despite the most challenging budget constraints, Kel-Mar also completely renovated one brownstone, and partially renovated another. This project was designed and constructed to house a program dedicated to ending the recidivism and cycle of crime for inmates from the Rikers Island Penitentiary.  Work at Abraham House also incorporated a commercial kitchen and dining area, residential suites, a chapel, and a daycare and after school center for the children of these inmates in an effort to use education and family time to break the cycle of crime in these families.

Dominican Fathers and Brothers – Province of St. Joseph
Bronx Charter School for the Arts