Design / Build

Weinfeld, MDA and Shawmut Construction complete 11,000 s/f restaurant

Manhattan, NY The architectural team of Brazil-based architect Isay Weinfeld and New York City executive architect Montroy DeMarco Architecture (MDA), along with construction manager Shawmut Design & Construction, has completed Le Pavillon restaurant at One Vanderbilt. Developed and operating under the guidance of Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud, the restaurant has won Engineering News-Record New York (ENR NY) magazine’s Best of the Year Award in the residential/hospitality category.

Company of the Month: Wesbuilt Construction Managers: Digital construction technology innovator wins clients by accelerating project delivery and eliminating change orders and conflicts

New York, NY When president Donal McIntyre, later joined by principal Mark Galway, established Manhattan-based Wesbuilt Construction Managers in 2012, they understood the construction industry was lagging behind in reaping the benefits of digital technologies that other industries were rapidly adopting.

MAP promotes Loughlin to principal

New York, NY Magnusson Architecture and Planning has promoted Brian Loughlin to principal. Loughlin has been with MAP for more than five years and as the company’s director of planning and urban design, he has built upon the firm’s legacy of bringing a community-based and human-centered approach to planning and affordable housing design.

H2M hires Moran as Suffern office director

Suffern, NY H2M architects + engineers has hired James “Jim” Moran, P.E., as Suffern office director. Moran will lead the Suffern team’s growth in revenue and expansion of services for all of H2M’s markets.

Cooper Robertson expands leadership team and promotes key designers

New York, NY Architecture and urban design firm Cooper Robertson has hired Elizabeth Stoel, known by colleagues as Betsy, as the firm’s director of architecture, and Brad Barnett as director of urban design. Also adding to the firm’s architecture, design and planning influence are the recent promotions of seven team members into associate and senior associate positions.

Urban Atelier Group breaks ground on 13-12 Beach Channel Drive

Queens, NY Construction management firm Urban Atelier Group (UAG) has broken ground on 13-12 Beach Channel Dr. Urban Atelier Group leads preconstruction and construction management services alongside Camber Property Group and BRC, with design led by Urban Architecture Initiative.

TAYLOR to begin Phase II of The Legends of Whitney construction - 46,000 s/f

Perinton, NY TAYLOR, The Builders, is underway for construction of The Legends at Whitney, Phase II. TAYLOR is working with the design team of Greater Living Architecture and Marathon Engineering, on behalf of the Whitney Commercial II, LLC development partners,

How to comply with NYC Local Law 126 parking garage inspection rules - by Lawrence Keenan

New York City Local Law 126 of 2021 requires garage owners to retain a specially designated professional engineer to conduct an assessment and file a report at least once every six years.

Piedmont partners with Morris Adjmi Architects on 60 Broad transformation

New York, NY Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc., has launched a capital improvement program at its 60 Broad St. building. As part of the company’s ongoing investment in the 39-story glass and steel skyscraper, Piedmont has retained New York architect – and building tenant MA | Morris Adjmi

FilBen Group, RSF Partners, McAlpine Contracting, and H2M Architects + Engineers break ground on $54 million assisted living facility

Montebello, NY Owner/developers FilBen Group and RSF Partners, general contractor McAlpine Contracting, and designer H2M Architects + Engineers broke ground for Braemar at Montebello, a new 200-resident, 133,675 s/f, four-level luxury assisted living residence located on 6.2 acres in Lower Hudson Valley acres at 250 Lafayette Ave.