Design / Build

Ismael Leyva wins Interior Designer of the Year

New York, NY Architecture and Interior Design firm Ismael Leyva Architects is the winner of the 2019 Interior Design of the Year Award, presented at the New York Build Expo held at the Javits Center.

New York Building Congress releases 10-Point Funding Plan to fix nation’s infrastructure

New York, NY The New York Building Congress today released a 10-point funding plan to fix our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. The plan incorporates 10 bold ideas to significantly invest in our nation’s roads, transit, bridges, tunnels, railways, airports, waterways, and energy infrastructure. 

Sunset Park Library/affordable housing project breaks ground in Brooklyn; Designed by MAP

Brooklyn, NY According to the architects for the redevelopment of the Sunset Park Library, Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) a  ground breaking was held for the new mixed-use building. The new development will be completed in December 2020

CTA-designed 54 Bond Street project receives SARA National Award; Project team includes D+DS

Manhattan, NY A façade preservation and restoration project at 54 Bond St. received the Society of American Registered Architects’ National Award of Excellence. The international project team for this complex exterior restoration included architect CTA Architects P.C.

CetraRuddy chosen to design 806 Ninth Avenue project developed by Hudson Cos. and Housing Works

Manhattan, NY CetraRuddy has been selected as architect for a new affordable housing complex located at 806 Ninth Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen. The vacant city-owned site will be transformed into a mixed-used building with 100 units of affordable and supportive housing

City Tech opens Perkins Eastman-designed academic complex; 365,000 s/f project built by Sciame Construction

Brooklyn, NY The New York City College of Technology (City Tech) celebrated the official opening of its new 365,000 s/f academic complex, following a $410 million project drawing together the latest educational technology with the downtown area’s renaissance.

Brookfield/Park Tower unveil OMA’s design of Greenpoint Landing; Designed in collaboration with Beyer Blinder Belle

Brooklyn, NY Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group has unveiled two new towers at Greenpoint Landing designed by OMA New York. The two towers, in conjunction with a lower seven-story building, will bring 745 units of housing—30% of which will be affordable

Question of the Month: How has the discussion surrounding reductions in greenhouse gas emissions for NYC buildings evolved? - by Charlie Marino

Over the past year and half there has been a considerable amount of focus on a proposed bill set to cap carbon emissions in NYC buildings. Originally presented as New York City Local Law Introduction No. 1729 (Int. No. 1729), it focused only on fossil fuels consumed at the building site.

Garlock named partner at LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

New York, NY According to LERA Consulting Structural Engineers, Richard Garlock has been named a partner of the firm. With the firm since 1994, he currently leads many of LERA’s residential, mixed-use and office developments in the northeast and internationally

Christa Construction promotes three employees

Rochester, NY Christa Construction has promoted the three following employees: Gail Morelle was appointed as a VP, business development.