Design / Build

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.

The key role for commercial real estate in advancing electric vehicles by Daniel Colombini and Vinod Palal

The largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions is transportation, and road travel accounts for three-quarters of transportation emissions globally, with 45% of that coming from passenger vehicles. That’s why it’s so crucial that the United States shift from fossil-fueled vehicles to electric ones, and commercial real estate can play a key role in that transition.

AIA honors Urbahn Architects with Excelsior Award

New York, NY American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State Chapter has honored Urbahn Architects with its 2022 Excelsior Award in the Renovation/Addition category for the design of the flood mitigation and storm resiliency upgrade at the IND B and D Lines subway station at 155th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. for MTA Construction & Development (MTA C&D).

RXR to celebrate topping out of Two Clinton Park, 390-unit residential project in downtown New Rochelle

New Rochelle, NY On Thursday, February 16, RXR, master developer of downtown New Rochelle will celebrate the topping out of Two Clinton Park, a 28-story mixed-use tower and the firm’s third development project in downtown. Two Clinton Park will offer

L+M Development Partners, Triangle Equities and Bluestone Organization close $95.7 million mixed-use project

Far Rockaway, NY L+M Development Partners (L+M), in partnership with Triangle Equities and The Bluestone Organization, closed on $95.7 million in financing for Beach Green Dunes III, a mixed-use project. The development will bring 146 affordable units, commercial and retail space,

Restoration Corporation plans to reimagine Fulton St. to 840,000 s/f Innovation Campus

Brooklyn, NY Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) unveiled plans to reimagine Fulton St., as home to the Restoration Innovation Campus, a global hub dedicated to closing the city’s racial wealth gap. Designed by architect David Adjaye following a visioning process with the community in 2019, the new campus will be a multi-purpose