Design / Build

Breaking Ground begins $100 million Passive House project; Betances Residence designed by COOKFOX Architects

South Bronx, NY Breaking Ground, one of New York’s largest supportive housing developers, broke ground on Betances Residence, its latest development. Breaking Ground’s new building will bring 152 units of affordable and supportive housing...

Belkin joins the HLW team as a principal

New York, NY Architecture, design and planning firm HLW has added Julia Belkin to the team. As principal, she comes to her new role with a  background in creative visioning, planning and project execution. Her organizational leadership....

Shawmut celebrates completion of PUMA’s Fifth Avenue flagship; 18,000 s/f, two-story space includes F1 Racing

Manhattan, NY Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading $1.4 billion national construction management firm, celebrated the grand opening of PUMA's Fifth Ave. flagship, its first brick-and-mortar location in New York. Members of Shawmut's retail team...

Golisano gifts $7.5 million to Roberts Wesleyan College for SWBR-designed project

Rochester, NY According to Roberts Wesleyan College, it has received a gift of $7.5 million from Paychex founder and philanthropist Tom Golisano to build an innovative new Community Engagement Center. The 25,000 s/f two-story, center will serve as a hub for connection...

McCormack promoted to creative director at TPG

New York, NY TPG Architecture has promoted Samantha McCormack, RA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, to creative director. The news follows the opening of McCormack’s latest corporate interiors project for Macmillan Publishers, underscoring the firm's...

New York City’s Local Law 97’s effect on electrical systems in existing buildings - by Erin Anthony

The goal of recently-enacted New York City Local Law 97 is to reduce carbon footprints of buildings larger than 25,000 s/f 40% by the year 2030 and 80% by the year 2050. Buildings not in compliance with Local Law 97 by the 2024 deadline will face substantial fines.

New proposed rules for fire safety guides, checklists and close the door signs will save lives - by Evan Lipstein

There are special areas of concern when it comes to fire safety in apartment buildings. Families in apartment buildings live close together; affecting each other’s risks associated with fire. While the chances of a fire starting in an apartment are about the same as in a private home...

Water, water, lead sweet water: A three-step approach to access/manage a lead in water risk - by Lee Wasserman

Wow! Who would have thought the whole lead-in-water issue would resurrect itself in Newark, N.J.?  Didn’t we figure this one out? And didn’t our public water systems have enough common sense to keep their eyes on the ball and not make the same mistake(s)?

BGA manages elevator upgrades at The SoHo Prince Building; Part of recent upgrades to the 12-story factory loft property

Manhattan, NY The SoHo Prince Building on 568-578 Broadway has completed several upgrades. This 12-story factory loft building in the SoHo Historic District contains 354,000 s/f of retail and office space, with façades along Broadway, Prince and Crosby Sts.

Tempco supplies glass for Manhattan office building

Manhattan, NY Tempco Glass Fabrication recently supplied new energy efficient dual-pane insulated glass units for the major renovation of an office building at 817 Broadway.  Tempco was part of the window fenestration design and installation team...