Design / Build

Question of the Month: What are the commonalities of what happened in Vegas and Parkland? - by Doug Haines

Las Vegas In the case of the Las Vegas shooter, he was able to amass large numbers of weapons in his room over a period of time. He didn&...

CetraRuddy promotes six architects and designers at firm

NEW YORK, NY CetraRuddy has promoted six key architects and designers. Thomas Graul, AIA has been named an associate principal; Adam Kehr, E...

Welch of Passero named AIA Rochester’s Emerging Architect of the Year

Rochester, NY Dustin Welch, AIA, Passero Associates project architect, has been named American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rochester&rsquo...

Boddewyn Gaynor designs new 34,000 s/f space for Lionsgate/Starz; $5.114 million project located in RXR Realty’s 530 Fifth Avenue

Manhattan, NY Lionsgate recently acquired Starz. The acquisition expanded the programming content for Lionsgate. With growth comes challenge...

UA Builders to build new 10-unit Bronx passive house; Developed by Propco/designed by Markel

Bronx, NY UA Builders Group, a NY-based design-build firm, is working on a new ground-up passive house at 746 East 214th St. Developed by...

MKDA creates 35,000 s/f penthouse office space at 315 Park Avenue South

Manhattan, NY MKDA has completed 35,000 s/f of office space on the 19th and 20th floors at 315 Park Ave. South for a large London-based glob...

Tax reform and what it means for our real estate market - by Pierre Debbas

Pierre Debbas, Romer Debbas, LLP Now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has been passed, everyone is trying to figure out what it...

BD Hotels opens Pod Times Square: A 45-pod micro-hotel concept designed by architect SLCE

Manhattan, NY The Pod Hotels has opened its flagship property, Pod Times Square. A BD Hotels property (The Mercer, The Marlton, The Bowery, The Maritime, The Greenwich), Pod Times Sq. becomes the fifth asset in the Pod Hotel collection following the uccess of Pod 51 and Pod 39; Pod BK, the first property in an outer-borough; and Pod DC, the first property outside of NYC. The innovative hotels’ proven micro-model boasts the highest percentage of occupancy across the entire BD Hotels portfolio. Pod Times Sq. will be the biggest Pod to date and will offer accommodations that are a first for the Pod Hotels brand: micro-apartments. 

Project of the Month: FXCollaborative, ESI Design and DeSimone top off 26,000 s/f Statue of Liberty Museum project

New York, NY The new Statue of Liberty Museum has officially topped out in New York City, steps away from the statue on Liberty Island. Slated to open in 2019, the museum is designed by FXCollaborative Architects, exhibit and experience designers ESI Design, and DeSimone Consulting Engineers. 

Turner-Agassi and GCA break ground on $30.7 million charter school; Designed by Lubrano Ciavarra; Mcgowan is general contractor and construction manager

South Bronx, NY Grand Concourse Academy (GCA) Charter School, an independent local education agency, started construction on a new school that will serve 800 students in a three-story, 50,000 s/f building. In honor of the milestone, the school held a ceremonial groundbreaking that was attended by students, parents, school leaders, and representatives from the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund.