Client

Avenues World School Holdings LLC

Location

New York, NY

Markets

Education & Cultural: Pre-K - 12

Environmental: Remediation

Services

Design: Electrical, Plumbing/Piping/Fire Protection, Structural

Program/Construction Management Services: Construction Management

Environmental Sciences

Adaptive Reuse & Renovation for Avenues: The World School

Avenues: The World School is the first in a series of private pre-K through 12 schools planned for major metropolitan cities worldwide. This Avenues school is housed in a 12-floor, 200,000-gross square foot converted warehouse in Manhattan's downtown area. To transform the structure into a school, STV provided construction management services for the building’s renovation.

As a subcontractor under a design-build contract, the firm also provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, environmental, and structural design services. STV directed the raising and reconstruction of the roof to allow for a basketball court, outdoor recreation area and mechanical spaces. This task was a significant challenge because it created a new multi-story structure on top of the existing one where loads had to be traced down to existing foundations. Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, the firm developed complex models of building systems for all engineering disciplines.

The firm also provided environmental engineering services that focused on the removal of a 10,000-gallon No. 6 fuel oil underground storage tank (UST).

Award Icon Project Recognition

BEST PROJECT 
2013 ENR New York Best Projects – Interiors/Tenant Improvements
Engineering News-Record Magazine

PLATINUM AWARD 
2013 Engineering Excellence Award – Environmental
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York