Design / Build

Taylor, The Builders and Passero Associates break
ground on 8,260 s/f Hope Hall School renovation/expansion

Rochester, NY Hope Hall School broke ground last month on a major expansion and renovation of its building, part of which is over 80 years old. The project will double the size of the school’s Woodworking Center and Music Room, add an Inventory Management Center, create a brand new Science Lab, more than doubling the current lab, create a new Social Emotional Learning Classroom, and fund other critical repairs and renovations.

The NY Building Congress releases transit-oriented development report

New York, NY The New York Building Congress released “Next Stop: Transit-Oriented Development,” a guide to New York maximizing housing production at sites near subway and commuter rail stations across the region.

Lincoln Equities Group to build 220,000 s/f speculative warehouse

Valley Cottage, NY Lincoln Equities Group (LEG) broke ground on a 220,000 s/f speculative warehouse at 625 Corporate Pl. in Rockland County. Situated on a 23-acres site in Executive Park on Rte. 303 and set for completion in Q3 2023, it will be the first modern logistics facility constructed in the county since 2009.

Elevate Research Props. commences Iron Horse Labs project - 200,000 s/f

Manhattan, NY Elevate Research Properties, the life science subsidiary of Taconic Partners, has revealed plans for its latest project: Iron Horse Labs, a 200,000 s/f class A research lab on the Upper East Side. Iron Horse Labs will be a new lab space named after and located at the birth site of legendary baseball player, Lou Gehrig, who passed away from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) in 1941.

Savills hires Buscaglia as executive director

New York, NY Savills added Fred Buscaglia as an executive director, building on the firm’s current project management capabilities and strategic advisory services. Buscaglia holds more than 30 years of experience in construction project management and real estate advisory in the financial, insurance, media, and law firm sectors.

Architect Spector launches new company SPECTOR with two locations

New York, NY Marc Spector, FAIA has launched SPECTOR Companies, a multi-disciplined enterprise with a focus on sustainability and AI innovation. Based in New York and Miami, SPECTOR offers a continuum of services that span architecture, interior design, project management, master planning, and real estate consulting services, all aimed at advancing human health and well-being in buildings and communities around the world.

Hoffmann establishes Diversity Scholarship

New Haven, CT Hoffmann Architects + Engineers contributed $25,000 to fund the Hoffmann Diversity Advancement Scholarship, administered through the Connecticut Architecture Foundation. The fund provides scholarships for students from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups who are seeking degrees in architecture or engineering.

Dattner Architects promotes Ro and Engel

New York, NY Dattner Architects has promoted Ruth Ro AIA, LEED AP BD+C to principal and Keith Engel AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD to associate principal. Ro leads the planning and architectural design of large-scale mixed-use projects.

DXA Studio promotes Thordarson to principal

New York, NY The partners of DXA Studiohas promoted Sando Thordarson to principal. Thordarson brings a lot of experience to the position, having contributed to projects ranging from urban to rural, single-family to large-scale buildings, and much more. He believes design can respond to the constraints of any given project in a way that has a meaningful and layered impact on its community.

Judlau Contracting signs 14,387 s/f lease with RockFarmer Props. at Heritage Tower

Queens, NY Judlau Contracting LLC has signed a long-term lease with RockFarmer Properties for 14,387 s/f at Heritage Tower, located at 82-11 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights. The new lease brings the recently renovated, 135,000 s/f mixed-use office building to 91% leased.