Design / Build
Manhattan, NY The Bideawee organization, one of the nation’s first no-kill shelters, has moved its headquarters. Together with a team of architects, engineers, design consultants and contractors, Bideawee (Scottish for “stay a while”) converted a three-story brick and wood structure at 152 West 24th St. to a veterinary and housing facility for cats and dogs. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held August 1.
Rockleigh, NJ The main ballroom at The Rockleigh, a Bergen County event and wedding venue, now has large new architectural skylights providing natural light to the interior space. The five structural skylights were custom designed and fabricated by GAMCO Corp., one of the New York metro region’s leading fenestration and architectural metals specialty suppliers.
Manhattan, NY DeSimone Consulting Engineering has been named Architecture & Engineering MVP at Deltek ProjectCon 2023. The award recognizes DeSimone’s use of technology to improve efficiencies and integrate new offices and personnel as it continues its global growth. Over the past three years, Desimone has acquired six businesses, adding eight new offices.
Manhattan, NY Delancey Street Associates, a joint venture of Taconic Partners, L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners, the Prusik Group, and the Urban Investment Group within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, is creating a new pedestrian plaza fronting 145 and 155 Delancey St. Through a collaboration between Delancey Street Associates, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT)
Queens, NY National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems has engaged trucking company JB Hunt to provide logistics services, supplementing Crystal’s fleet for major customer deliveries and shipments between Crystal production facilities. Crystal’s new long-term service with a JB Hunt dedicated fleet is comprised of six drivers and twelve tractor-trailers, based on analysis of Crystal’s current and projected trucking needs.
Manhattan, NY Where Savile Row meets Park Ave., Aston Martin has opened the doors to Q New York, its first ultra-luxury flagship on 450 Park Ave. “The new location brings the highest levels of the iconic British brand’s bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin to North America for the very first time, providing the most sophisticated luxury specification experience available anywhere in the world,” said Aston Martin
Brooklyn, NY Slate Property Group in partnership with Avenue Realty Capital and SD Builders and Construction LLC topped out construction at 159 Boerum St. in East Williamsburg. The 116,000 s/f, 162-unit, building now stands at 216’ tall at the roof line. Workers marked the milestone with a ceremony on the 16th floor of the building. Construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2025.
Brooklyn, NY Designed by SLCE Architects with a master plan by Cooper Robertson, amenity spaces by Peter McGinley, and developed by Halcyon Management, 60 Wharf Dr. is the first of two waterfront towers planned at the five-building development. The project’s footprint spans across West St. to the East River. The leasing program for 60 Wharf Dr., which began as a whisper campaign, followed by a soft opening in late July
New York, NY Goldman Copeland, the New York City-based consulting engineering firm, has named two new principals of the firm: Jonah Allaben and Daniel Galarza. Allaben will continue in his role as senior mechanical engineer and program manager to deliver energy-efficient engineering designs. He works closely with Goldman Copeland’s Energy Services Department to convert the findings of energy studies into energy-saving mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) solutions.
Frida Escobedo and Handel Architects design 27,000 s/f building for National Black Theatre, Ray and LMXD
Manhattan, NY National Black Theatre (NBT), Ray and LMXD celebrated the topping out of National Black Theatre and Ray Harlem, a 21-story arts and culture hub located at 2031 Fifth Ave. that will house a permanent home for the longest-running Black theatre in New York City, founded in 1968 by the late visionary artist Dr. Barbara Ann Teer.