Design / Build

Aufgang Architects and Slate Property Group
top out 116,000 s/f multifamily building

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.

SLCE Architects and Cooper Robertson provide
110,000 s/f of amenities to 60 Wharf Drive

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

Goldman Copeland names Allaben and Galarza as principals of the firm

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.

2023 NY Building Congress report shows $13 billion construction spending increase

Manhattan, NY Construction spending on projects across New York City will reach $83 billion in 2023, up $13 billion from last year, adjusting for inflation, according to a new report from the NY Building Congress. The updated spending figure is projected to reach $261 billion over a three-year period and is about 18% higher than pre-pandemic spending.

Bernheimer designs Breaking Ground’s Sutphin Senior Residence

Queens, NY Breaking Ground broke ground on Sutphin Senior Residence, a new affordable housing development that will bring 173 units of affordable and supportive housing to seniors in the Jamaica neighborhood. Breaking Ground celebrates the milestone with project partner Community Healthcare Network, who provided the land and plans to operate a federally qualified health center clinic

Project of the Month: Navigating complexity; How Alexander Wolf & Son masterfully executed a $22m, 200,000 s/f, two-phased build out

Manhattan, NY Alexander Wolf & Son (AW&S), a family-owned general contracting and construction management firm, in partnership with class A building owner GFP Real Estate, recently completed a groundbreaking $22 million, 200,000 s/f project at 40 Worth St. for Legal Aid Society, the largest social justice law firm in New York City. 

Good Bones: Analyzing existing commercial structures for healthcare repositioning - by Rory Creegan

The COVID-19 national emergency unquestionably left us with an altered landscape. While life has returned to normal (or a version of it) for most, there are many aspects of our daily lives and industry that will never be the same. Among these changes is the ongoing ability to work from home. In January 2023, nearly 30% of all work was performed from home (according to data-collection project WFH Research

BDB Construction converts 406,261 s/f hotel into FOUND Study housing

Manhattan, NY FOUND Study, a growing student and intern housing brand, opened FOUND Study Turtle Bay, their fifth building in New York City. Formerly the Marriott Hotel East at 525 Lexington Ave. the newly renovated property offers students, interns, and academic program participants 1,355 beds of housing and luxury amenities across 34 stories and 406,261 s/f. Applications for fall housing are now open.

Schimenti Construction opens new office with 20,000 s/f renovation

Rye Brook, NY Schimenti Construction has opened its new office, offering the firm a new space from which to serve its clients and the community.  Located in the Kingsbrook office complex, this new 20,000 s/f space will house more than 80 Schimenti employees representing project management, field operations, estimating, safety, business development, and administrative functions.