New York City School Construction Authority
Education & Cultural: Pre-K - 12
Design: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Foundations, Mechanical/HVAC Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing/Piping/Fire Protection
STV provided complete architectural and engineering design, as well as bidding and construction-phase services, for a four-story addition to the school’s existing brick building. Using sustainable materials, the addition, which includes a new gymnasium, cafeteria and specialized instruction classrooms, was positioned behind the existing building to mitigate its impact on the look of the residential neighborhood. At more than 90,000 square feet, it’s three times larger than the older building. Despite the change in size, STV was able to preserve the original architecture of the 80-year-old building, which is protected under New York State Historic Preservation Office guidelines. STV’s award-winning design provided a high net area to gross area ratio, which maximized teaching areas and reduced construction costs.
2011 Engineering Excellence Award – Structural Systems
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York