Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale

  • Four Seasons Hotel and Residence standing 21 stories and 230 ft high
  • Below ground construction includes a two-story basement with a tall lower story for use with stacker parking
  • Ground through the fifth floor encompasses public space, ballrooms, and pool decks at the third level
  • This mixed-use project covers 6.7 acres and includes a five-star hotel, Class A office space, high-end retail, 229 luxury townhomes and condos, parking garage, public open space, and parks
  • The design is composed of isolated parcels that are infused with a variety of uses and public amenities that provide an integrated pattern that encourages walkability and promotes a sense of interconnectedness
  • Over 50% of the total site area is dedicated to open space, which is structurally supported by an eight-story podium structure
  • Four distinct towers, ranging from 14-22 stories, rise from the podium and open spaces below and serve a variety of uses, including residential, hospitality, and retail
  • The first ground-up casino in downtown Las Vegas in over 30 years
  • Property utilizes an entire city block, comprising a 38-story tower with 777 guest rooms, and a two-level casino, restaurants, a six-tiered pool amphitheater, and a stadium-style three-story sportsbook which has the largest television screen in sportsbook history
  • Carbon footprint of the structure per square foot is 23% lower than the average concrete building in the United States, as estimated by a study by the Carbon Leadership Forum
  • Efficient structural design enabled reduced material use

Awards

  • Engineering News Record (ENR) Southwest Regional Best Project Awards – Best Residential/Hospitality Project
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) Excellence Awards – Finalist
  • Project consists of gaming, a Hard Rock Live, and supporting food and beverage
  • The second phase of the project consists of a 12-story hotel and four-story parking garage
  • The casino has a gaming floor of 72,000 sf
  • Gaming support and amenities including circulation add up to another 30,851 sf for a total area of almost 109,000 sf
  • The 2,000-seat Hard Rock Live with a stage of 2,160 sf has an area of 43,535 sf
  • Consists of a 396-key resort hotel with associated ballrooms, meeting space, food and beverage outlets, and structured parking
  • Gross structured hotel and parking area is a total of 949,818 sf
  • Boutique hotel and residential apartments
  • Hotel portion is a 30-key hotel with four 2-story guest room buildings
  • Main building contains a reception area, restaurants, ballroom, kitchen, back of house, and loading dock
  • 8,000 sf spa and fitness center between the buildings with a connecting roof structure
  • The total area of these buildings is 35,000 gsf
  • Project consists of multiple buildings located on a sloped terrain, consisting of approximately five different types of two-story residential units with private swimming pools, an arrival pavilion with heavy timber framing, a three-story resort core building, tree-house treatment rooms, a pool bar, prefabricated buildings and two types of garage buildings
  • Buildings are supported on spread footings
  • A variety of structural framing systems were implemented: steel, concrete and wood materials are used to achieve the architectural design and use of the buildings
  • Resort property consisting of gaming, retail, two hotels, large ballroom, meeting spaces, a sports and entertainment venue, and parking
  • Building footprint is just over 638,000 sf
  • First three levels contain mainly parking as well as the central plant, loading docks, warehouse, and vertical transportation
  • Lowest level parking is at existing grade level
  • Fourth level is the main public level including gaming, retail concourse, ballroom and meeting rooms, spa, main porte cochere entrance, and other amenities
  • Back of house space is located on the main level and built out in Mezzanine spaces above the main level
  • The main roof contains the hotel pool, landscaped areas, green roofs, and areas with rooftop mechanical equipment
  • The design includes an exposed cantilevered roof supported by circular trumpeted columns which extends from the main drop off entrance through the building along retail concourse to the north east corner at the Beachmont entrance
  • Project is a luxury/resort with multiple amenities and includes four Tower Wings, each standing six stories, transferred on a large Ground Floor slab structure
  • Ground level contains a business center, health club, restaurant and amenity deck with swimming pool, restaurants and a large landscaped area
  • One basement level dedicated to parking and MEP functions
  • Ballroom floor at the ground level
  • Major columns transfer occurs at the ground level in which every wing’s perimeter concrete walls are totally transferred
  • Total framed area of the Wings footprint from floors L2 to L8 (Roof) is calculated at approximately 592,015 sf
  • Total framed area of the Ground and basement levels is calculated at approximately 861,113 sf for a total area of roughly 1.4 million sf
  • Project consists of a new ocean front condominium tower about 200 ft tall, with a basement providing underground parking
  • Building sits on a 40 ft tall podium hosting a floor of retail at the lobby level, two levels of garage, as well as an amenity deck and a pool
  • There are two typical floors, with differences in the layout of the relatively large balconies
  • Expansion of the 5-star Half Moon Resort in Jamaica
  • Twelve different types of low-rise structures comprise a total of 11,137 sf of amenity and hospitality areas
  • Due to the project’s location in a high seismic and hurricane zone, selected lateral systems are comprised of timber and steel frames combined with cast-in-place walls
  • Project comprises a 16-story Hotel Tower and a two-story Conference Center
  • Hotel Tower includes 323 guest-room bays comprising 321,000 sf enclosed area and exterior terraces
  • Post-tensioned concrete slabs and concrete column make the gravity system
  • Shear walls are used for the lateral load resisting system
  • Conference Center has 246,000 sf of area including a Grand Ball Room, a Junior Ball Room, meeting rooms and other services
  • Structure consists of structural steel framing supporting composite slabs
  • Lateral system is comprised of a combination of braced frames and shear walls
  • Ground floor slab for both structures is framed due to soil conditions unsuitable for a ground supported slab
  • Via Mizner Hotel and Residences is a high-end luxury project with a Mandarin Oriental flag
  • Project includes a 175-key hotel and a 100-unit residential building with associated parking and amenities
  • Lowest two parking levels are below grade and occupy the full site footprint
  • Roadway between the hotel and residences is on the structural roof of the garage
  • There is a connecting bridge above the roadway between the two buildings
  • Total area of this project is 1.3 million sf
  • Located at the gateway to the wine country just off Highway 29, the Marriott Napa Valley is a destination resort for business and leisure travel
  • This two-story wood-frame and concrete hotel resort contains 275 guest rooms and suites with over 19,000 sf of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces
  • DeSimone provided tructural design services in support of a complete renovation and remodel of the guest rooms and public restrooms, along with an upgrade to the pool area, which included new wooden trellises and amenities.
  • Located on 1250 Lakeside Drive in Sunnyvale, California, project is a 270,000 sf Millennium Hotel including amenity space and a 110,000 sf garage
  • Five-story hotel room portion of the project is a modular construction and transfers out on the second floor
  • This portion of the structure has a total design area of 68,000 sf
  • Hotel levels are tiered so that at the southwest corner of the site there is only a single level of hotel rooms
  • The roof of each of the tiered levels contains outdoor terrace space; this space includes the elevator cores, terrace roofs with landscaping, sloping parapets, and various amenity spaces
  • Garage has a non-structural slab on grade at the ground floor and two elevated floors with 74,000 sf of space
  • Redevelopment of Anaheim Plaza introduces a AAA 4-Diamond, 565-key hotel and resort to replace the existing hotel facility
  • The project is situated on Harbor Boulevard, directly across the from the front entrance to Disneyland
  • Retail spaces and BOH areas are situated on grade
  • On-grade and mezzanine parking located in the eastern half of the site
  • Public spaces, including ballrooms, lobby, lounges, and pool areas, located on the Level 2 podium
  • Guestroom modules are arranged in a ‘U’-shape around the central court and rise six levels above the podium
  • New convention and exposition center situated north of the Winter Garage
  • Location of the project provides a direct connection to the new Earth Hotel and the Winter Entrance
  • Project is a 244,000 sf development consisting of an expo space, a ballroom, breakout rooms, an entertainment zone, an outdoor patio and a garden
  • Eldred Preserve is a destination in the Catskills, located in Sullivan County, NY
  • Includes a restaurant, event space, Inn, fitness center, resort-style cabins and lodges and an outdoor amphitheater and a pool
  • Structures were designed with a combination of concrete foundations, steel framing, and wood framing
  • Two sites on the island were developed: the marina and a site further north on the east shore
  • The Yacht Club serves as the main house overlooking the marina, featuring guest services and a restaurant
  • Guests accommodations’ include pre-fabricated timber villas ranging from two to four bedrooms with a view of the Exuma Islands
  • All structures are being designed to Miami-Dade County standards for hurricane resistance
  • Expansion of the existing Choctaw Casino & Resort
  • A new hotel tower was constructed adjacent to the new casino podium expansion
  • Project consists of a 19-story hotel with amenities and public space at the first and third floor levels
  • Building has two wings branching off the main elevator and stair core
  • New resort includes a new 120-key hotel building, the McKee House, a golf house, the Boathouse, a 10-key cottage, and an Outdoor Pursuits Building
  • The Range house and Boat house are single-story timber framed buildings with restaurant, bar tables, kitchen, outdoor seating, changing rooms and bathrooms
  • Consists of a 25-story tower plus a mechanical penthouse
  • Hotel component, occupying the lower levels of the tower, consists of 172 keys totaling 194,156 gsf
  • Residential component, occupying the upper levels in a smaller tower footprint, consists of 49 units totaling 126,840 gsf
  • A pool deck is located on level nine
  • Two-level bridge that spans 60 ft to make the connection between the two buildings
  • Designed by Morris Adjmi in collaboration with Nichols Brosch and Wurst Wolfe & Associates
  • Expansion establishes a new hotel for the existing Broward County Convention Center as well as two new expansions to the existing convention center to both the east and west of the existing building
  • A new hotel podium structure contains lobby, dining areas, and flexible meeting space
  • New hotel tower contains 800 guestrooms, an amenity level, and additional convention space
  • The Wave Hotel is located at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Morris Avenue in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • It is a new six-story 96,350 sf hotel located directly across from the street from the ocean beach
  • The hotel has a pool at the second floor, guest rooms from the second to sixth floor with large balconies off the north side, and a curved “wave formed” shaped roof with an occupied landscape roof terrace

Awards

  • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) – Merit Award

About the Project

  • Renovation and expansion of an existing resort on St. Simmons Island and Sea Island in Georgia
  • New hospitality components on Sea Island include a dedicated beach amenity building and three cottages
  • Expanded recreational areas include a state-of-the-art indoor golf performance center
  • Expansions at the existing beach club on St. Simmons Island include a 6-lane  bowling alley and conversion of existing theatre into a pub and restaurant

About the project:

  • Historic 1940’s hotel in Miami’s Art Deco District
  • Property was subjected to high-winds, wind-driven rain, and flooding during Hurricane Irma

Scope of services:

  • Investigation included differentiating between pre-existing damages and those caused by Hurricane Irma

About the project:

  • Reinforced masonry and wood truss auxiliary hotel building undergoing exterior renovation work experienced a significant failure of the roof framing following a high-wind and rain event
  • Significant damage to building and impact to existing business operations.

Scope of services:

  • DeSimone provided emergency condition assessment less than 48 hours after loss event
  • Investigation included a scope of damage assessment, root cause analysis, and scope of repair assessment
  • First full-service casino in Massachusetts
  • Includes a 252-key hotel, a 125,000-square-foot casino, resort-style amenities, an array of restaurants and dining options, retail, 34,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and parking accommodations for 3,400 vehicles
  • Required the relocation of a 150-year old church, the renovation of two historic buildings, new structures, and building conversions
  • The project is located on an assemblage of land recognized by the National Register of Historic Places that was flattened by a tornado in 2013

Awards

  • ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Awards – Gold Award
  • BD+C Reconstruction Awards – Platinum
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) New England Regional Awards – Best Hospitality Project
  • Preservation Massachusetts – Paul & Niki Tsongas Award

Complete project photos courtesy of MGM Resorts International

  • Located at 100 South Biscayne Boulevard in Miami
  • 92-story mixed-use tower with an approximate height of 1040 feet
  • 14-story podium contains 100,000sf of retail area, a multi-level garage designed to accommodate 2,000 vehicles, a 200-key hotel and ballroom, and an amenities deck
  • 20 stories of office space followed by 56 stories of residential area rise from the podium levels below
  • Above the podium level, the tower rotates a total 60 degrees yielding varying floor plates on each subsequent level
  • One cellar level will house about 500 cars, a loading dock, and associated back-of-house spaces
  • Expansion includes a 36-story guitar shaped hotel tower, 158,000sf convention center-meeting rooms, 633,000sf of retail area, a nightclub, five new restaurants, office space, an Indonesian-style pool facility, and a curved, 8-story hotel tower
  • Features the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel building

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Special Projects
  • Architizer A+ Awards – Jury Winner, Cultural Project
  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit – Out of Area
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) – Honors Award
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) Southeast Regional Best Projects – Best Specialty Construction
  • Development is comprised of an expansive column-free gaming floor below a 225 ft tall hotel tower
  • Resort includes a 300-key hotel, 68,000sf of gaming space, a 36-hole miniature golf course, several dining and BOH areas, a swimming pool, and fitness center
  • Scarlet Pearl Resort accomplishes the first casino in D’Iberville, Mississippi

Awards

  • Observer Covey Awards – Best Hotel
  • Mixed-use project includes retail, housing, and serviced apartments
  • A 1,300-foot-long, steel canopy has an irregular sculptural shape, with a typical span of approximately 246 feet
  • Framed in steel, the canopy is clad in ETFE with photo-voltaic solar collectors
  • The hotel is comprised of an 18-story wing and a 15-story wing atop several basement levels
  • Includes 552 guestrooms wiuth a gross floor area of 910,000sf
  • Plaza includes three high-rise buildings and five low-rise structures
  • Two buildings are identical 44-story, 667-foot-tall office towers with three below-grade basement levels
  • Each floor of the office towers contains approximately 26,000sf
  • Each office tower comprises a total of approximately 1,227,000sf of building area
  • Third tower is a 31-story, 326-foot-tall residence and hotel containing approximately 452,000sf building area
  • Low-rise structures include a shopping mall, a parking garage, a club house, and two retail buildings
  • One of two hotels at the Shanghai Disney Theme Park Resort
  • Seven-story, 419,800sf hotel contains 420 guest rooms, lobby area, multiple restaurants and back of house areas, retail space, a spa/fitness club, and an indoor pool
  • Staff facilities include lockers, changing rooms, break rooms, and other areas
  • Hotel also includes 5,543sf of flexible meeting space for wedding receptions, meetings, and centralized back-of-house spaces shared with the second hotel
  • The 21-story hotel is the first modular building of its kind in Manhattan and the tallest modular hotel in the United States
  • First four levels of the structure completed as a cast-in-place concrete structure
  • Levels 5 through 17 consist of a Polcom modular structural system and sit atop a 36in thick transfer slab
  • Concrete shear walls serve as the buildings lateral system
  • The Bowery location is DeSimone’s second citizenM hotel in Manhattan following a Times Square location opened in 2014

Awards

  • BD+C Building Team Awards – Honorable Mention
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) Global Best Projects – Hospitality Award
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) New York Regional Best Projects – Hospitality Award of Merit
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York Awards – Excellence in Hotel Development

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  • The 3.5 million sf development consists of a large-scale outlet shopping mall, apartment buildings, and a hotel building
  • The luxury resort/hotel project includes four, six-story tower wings transferred on a large ground floor slab structure
  • Ground floor amenities include a business center, health club, dining destinations, swimming pool and landscape areas
  • The development measures 1,500,000sf

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  • Marriott Hotels’ first AC Hotel on the West Coast, located at Oyster Point in South San Francisco.
  • Consists of a new 185-key, 6-story hotel which includes restaurant, retail, lobby bar, fitness center, pool, meeting rooms and back of house areas totaling approximately 111,400sf
  • The building will comprise 5-levels of light-frame Type III construction above a single-story concrete podium
  • A structural slab-on-grade and pile foundation system was used to overcome the poor soil conditions found at the site
  • Consists of six different buildings
  • The habitable structures located east of the coastal construction control line are supported on piles
  • The remaining buildings are supported on spread footings
  • Includes two basements enclosed by concrete retaining walls
  • The roof structure is composed of standard wood trusses, heavy timber trusses, wood rafters and concrete slabs
  • One of two hotels at the Disney Theme Park Resort, in the Pudong New District, Shanghai, China
  • An eight-story, 475,400 sf hotel
  • Contains 800 guest rooms, lobby area, restaurants, retail space, spa and fitness club, indoor pool, and related support and back-of-house spaces
  • The structural renovation of a 66,000sf hotel building in Times Square
  • The building is a riveted steel frame with cinder concrete slabs
  • The exterior façade is primarily brick with terra cotta backup
  • The hotel is expanded from 120 to 154 keys and the roof is converted for public occupancy
  • The existing columns on the ground floor are incorporated into the design of the 22-foot swimming pool in the lobby, which has a window looking in from the bar
  • The cellar, ground floor, and mezzanine levels are leveled and significant façade damage is repaired, particularly on the east façade and bulkheads
  • A new four-star, 60-room hotel with an accompanying spa facility located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania
  • The 42 ft hotel is 30,000 sf in area and the spa and related buildings comprise an additional 40,000 sf
  • The complex_s footprint includes below-grade basement areas
  • The lodge-style spa is built largely of stone and glass and features 27 treatment rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool, water garden, and fitness center
  • The spa is built on 75 acres across from the Woodloch Springs residential development
  • Awards:
    Mid-Atlantic Construction – Best of 2006
  • A high-end hotel located on the corner of Greenwich and Moore Streets in Tribeca
  • The area was originally marshland and the two basement levels extend below the water table
  • The 69,000 sf, 6-story building houses guest suites and restaurants
  • The main roof is a landscaped terrace serving the rooftop penthouse
  • A sizeable transfer structure occurs at the second floor within the double story height space to accommodate the restaurant and lobby layouts, which are critical to the architect_s design
  • One of New Jersey_s most significant urban economic development investments
  • Occupies 1.8-acres in the heart of the New Brunswick_s Cultural Center
  • The 329,000 sf mixed-use development includes a 250-key conference center, 27 condominium units, a 54-car below grade parking garage, and office space
  • The John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is the nation_s first university-based institute devoted to transforming the complex system of workforce development at the local, state, and federal levels
  • The project creates jobs and business opportunities for New Brunswick_s residents
  • It also continues the city_s revitalization strategy, and strengthens the state_s economy
  • Located at the Pittsburgh International Airport
  • An 11-story hotel operated by Hyatt
  • Features 336 guest rooms, meeting space,pre-function space, parking, fitness, restaurant, and recreational facilities
  • The design incorporates enclosed moving walkways that connect the hotel to the main airport terminal
  • A 280,000 sf, 31-story luxury high-rise building in Midtown Manhattan
  • The design sought to maximize the available area with minimal impact on the surrounding neighborhood
  • An asymmetrical T-shape footprint is chosen, consisting of two 20-story wings flanking a central tower
  • Its lateral load system uses shear walls and a gravity frame
  • Large transfer floors, curtain walls, and pre-cast facades enable the design to accommodate multiple column-free spaces
  • With its bold curves, strong lines and use of glass, limestone and concrete elements, the building’s exterior is both contemporary and traditional
  • Awards:
    CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 1999
  • Located in Laveen, Arizona
  • Features a casino with gaming space, retail, food & beverage, administrative offices, porte cochere, back of house and parking totaling 185,000 sf
  • Also includes a 3-story, 62,000 sf, 90-room hotel
  • Adds a 10-story, 250-key hotel tower to the exiting facility
  • The addition creates more gaming space, restaurants, meeting rooms, a large atrium, a porte-cochere, and back-of-house areas
  • Contains a total of 295,000 sf of new construction
  • A new 21-story, 90,000 sf hotel in Times Square
  • Features a fitness center, bars, and a rooftop lounge
  • The project opened in the winter of 2014
  • A 2,399,000 expansion project for Seneca Niagara Casino completed in two phases
  • Phase I involves a 1,607,000 sf expansion
  • Adds a gaming area, office space, restaurants, a 10,000-seat arena, and retail
  • This phase also included a 1,159,000 sf, 1,000 room hotel
  • Phase II creates a 497,250 sf expansion
  • Includes gaming space, a convention center, restaurants, and retail space
  • Also creates two seven-story structured parking garages for 5,900 cars
  • Conversion of a 12-story building from commercial to hotel use
  • The existing structure dates from 1913 and was constructed of heavy steel framing and cinder concrete slabs
  • New work cut back the perimeter of the existing floor plan at floors 3 through 12
  • Six new columns are installed to support the modified footprint_s east side
  • Existing steel columns are reinforced to accommodate the weight of twelve new floors
  • A new lateral system is designed to resist forces resulting from the new 330-foot tall building
  • A new cellar and ground floor structure containing a ballroom and street-level garden are also constructed
  • The project_s total area is 145,000 sf, of which 68,000 sf is new construction
  • A 397,000 sf hotel/spa/casino on an eight-acre oceanfront property in Isla Verde
  • Consists of two separate structures: a five-story, 900-car parking garage, and a ten-story tower, which contains 400 guest rooms, a 24,000 sf conference center, a 12,000 sf spa, four restaurants, as well as the casino_s 20,000 sf gaming facilities
  • An efficient shallow foundation system was used on this project
  • A 637,000 sf, 26-story hotel complex in Florida
  • The lower three levels contain public areas such as ballrooms, a pool, spa, meeting rooms, and restaurants
  • The structure utilizes flat plate post-tensioned cast-in-place concrete slabs supported by cast-in-place concrete columns
  • Cast-in-place concrete shear walls and slab/column interaction provide lateral stability
  • Located at 2912 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach
  • A new eight-story Marriott Hotel
  • Includes a hotel with associated public and BOH spaces, an amenity deck, a roof level pool deck, ground level restaurant, retail space and parking
  • The subterranean parking garage is fitted with double-height stackers in a footprint that occupies nearly the entire site
  • The ground level comprises the hotel, restaurant/lounge, retail, and valet parking functions
  • The podium is capped at Level 300 with the first level of guestrooms overlooking an amenity deck
  • A pool deck is provided on Level 800
  • Additional guestrooms occupy Levels 400 through 700
  • Phase II of the casino expansion includes 50,000 square feet of gaming, restaurant, and back-of-house areas
  • The expansion ties into the original hotel podium, the existing casino, and the pre-manufactured metal building
  • The casino expansion, designed in structural steel, is designed such that a portion can easily be demolished to make room for a planned 300-foot tall hotel tower adjacent to the original parking garage
  • The new precast parking garage accommodates 1,400 cars on five levels
  • A portion of the garage was built over an existing drainage pond
  • A new main entry ramp serves as the main entrance to both parking structures entering at the second level
  • A bridge with a people-mover directs guests from the new garage, and after descending an escalator, places them directly into the casino
  • The tower stands 868 ft tall
  • Accomplishes the tallest building in Florida and the tallest residential structure south of New York City
  • The structure sits on a 19-story podium containing parking, public areas, retail areas, a restaurant, and a hotel

Awards

  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) – Honors Award
  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) – Geotechnical Engineering Award
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) Best Southeast Region Project Awards – Award of Merit

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  • Overlooking the Miami River with spectacular views of the Brickell Avenue corridor, Biscayne Bay, and downtown Miami
  • The 600-foot tall tower comprises approximately 1.4 million sf
  • Situated diagonally across from a 15-story podium, which provides public areas, restaurants, retail, townhouses overlooking the river, parking, and back-of-house
  • Foundations consist of 30-inch diameter, 100-foot long auger cast piles with a compression capacity of 700 tons
  • Built with a very close collaboration between the design team, contractor, and owner, resulting in an extremely successful venture
  • A four-star business hotel located at the heart of Beijing’s new Central Business District
  • The first American/Chinese joint venture development in China since 1950
  • Consists of 469 luxury rooms and elegantly furnished suites
  • The building’s courtyard design is inspired by the city’s famous houtongs and siheyuans
  • In accordance with Beijing Municipal law, the basement levels house bomb shelters, which connect to municipal tunnels under the city’s main boulevards
  • Awards:
    ENG – Special Citation Award 1982
  • A 15-story, 1,234-room hotel constructed in 1983
  • As a result of significant changes to Building Code following the 1994 Northridge earthquake in Southern California, DeSimone was retained to design a full seismic upgrade to this hotel
  • A three-dimensional finite element model was developed and analyzed to determine the structure’s weak points
  • Steel plates were fastened to shear wall elements and floor slabs to increase the building’s toughness
  • Modeling results enabled DeSimone to develop an innovative repair scheme that that cut the cost of the structural upgrade budget by half
  • The expansion elevates the famous Ocean Club to five-star standards
  • 50 new guestrooms contained in five two-story buildings are built overlooking the Northwest Providence Channel
  • Cast-in-place framing supports the light gage metal-framed roofs
  • A new 10,000 sf arrival building adjoins the complex’s existing guestroom building
  • Auger cast piles support a cast-in-place floor system
  • The superstructure utilizes steel and rough timber framing
  • Masonry bearing walls supporting structural steel and light gage metal joists provide the infill structure
  • A new Ocean Bar & Grill structure straddles the oceanfront sand dune
  • The expansion also includes: a new tennis center, health club, pool pavilions, as well as a new 30,000 sf Golf Clubhouse
  • A 38-story mixed-use tower located at the southern-most tip of Manhattan
  • The 550,000 sf building contains a five-star hotel, luxury condominiums, and has the distinct honor of housing the New York Skyscraper Museum
  • The entire structure is founded on 600 200-ton piles, extending through the landfill and bear directly on the bedrock below
  • The proximity to the Hudson River and the required depth of excavation needed designing a foundation system capable of resisting as much as 18 feet of water pressure
  • The tower structure is comprised of reinforced concrete walls and columns supporting flat-plate slab construction
  • A coupled shear wall system resists high wind loading and provides the energy dissipating capabilities necessary for resisting seismic loads
  • Awards:
    New York Construction Awards – Residential Project of the Year 2001
  • A mixed-use complex located in the heart of Georgetown
  • Contains parking, a 14-screen Lowes Theater venue, residential, hotel, and retail functions
  • Designed around the adaptive-reuse of a historic 1930s incinerator, which was renovated as part of the project
  • The design posed several structural challenges
  • The mixed-use program required differing column grids
  • Transfers are located over the basement level theaters to accommodate load shifts
  • The sharply sloping site required extensive use of rock bolting and drilled soldier piles
  • The building extends many floors below ground to gain more usable space, which further complicated the foundation solution
  • Awards:
    American Architecture Award, National Design Award 2008
    AIA New York State – Award of Merit, Citation for Design 2004
    AIA Washington DC – Award of Excellence 2003
    BSA – Citation for Design, Housing Design Award 2004
    Gold Key Award – Finalist, Best Hotel Interior Design 2004
    National Commercial Builders Council – Award of Excellence 2004
    Washington Building Congress – Craftsmanship Award 2003
    Washington Building Congress – Mixed-Use Project of the Year 2001
    Washington Building Congress – Craftsmanship Award, Sitework Category for Excavation and Underpinning 2001
  • At 800 feet tall and two million sf, it is the tallest building in the United States south of New York City and the fifth tallest residential building in the world
  • Consists of a 65-story tower containing office, hotel and condominium space, and a 500,000 sf podium that accommodates a 1,000-space parking garage
  • The design incorporates core shear walls, post-tensioned slabs and perimeter columns
  • Spans between columns reach 40 feet
  • Services for the building include an extensive wind tunnel study, sophisticated computer lateral analysis, state of the art foundation load test, creep & shrinkage analysis, settlement analysis and post-tension slab design
  • Awards:
    ASCE Florida – Project of the Year 2004
    ASCE Miami Dade Branch – Project of the Year 2004
    ACEC New York – Gold Award, Structural Systems 2004
    CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 2003
  • Provides 1,600 guestrooms
  • Three distinct hotel buildings are on the site
  • Two buildings are renovated and one is demolished and replaced with a new 700-room, serpentine shaped guestroom building
  • A signature arrival building of approximately fifty-thousand square feet welcomes guests to the hotel complex
  • Reef Village is the product of a renovation and alteration of the old Grand Bahama Beach Hotel
  • The old Lucayan Beach Hotel is now the convention center hotel with the existing casino converted into ballroom space
  • Numerous site buildings and structures are provided including four site restaurants and bars, a 40-foot tall sugar mill with a giant spiral water slide
  • Also provided is an elevated aqueduct, a complex shaped building designed to entertain children, a central services building, landscape maintenance and security buildings
  • A nearly 3 million sf convention center hotel located in Hollywood, Florida
  • The multiple uses of the 8-story convention center led to the selection of hybrid structural systems
  • The roof over the column free Great Hall exhibition space uses steel joists to span 155 feet
  • The floor of the Great Hall functions as the ceiling of two Grand Ballrooms below
  • Clear spans up to 135 feet dictated the selection of post-tensioned girders up to 9 feet deep, with as many as 195 tendons
  • Steel girders are used to support the girder formwork.
  • The 35 foot ballroom height would have similarly made slab formwork exceedingly difficult
  • The floor of the ballroom carries heavy loads to provide flexibility for the Diplomat’s convention planners
  • Post-tensioned girders support both post-tensioned and conventionally reinforced slabs
  • Parking levels below the public floors consist primarily of precast pre-stressed concrete joists spanning between girders with precast pre-stressed soffits
  • Awards:
    ASCE Florida – Project of the Year 2002
    ASCE Broward Branch – Project of the Year 2002
  • Created as part of Universal Studio’s $3 billion expansion
  • Guestrooms and restaurants encircle the harbor
  • Rivers and canals connect the hotel with Universal Studios, other hotel amenities and entertainment attractions
  • The hotel resort has a total area of approximately 1,000,000 sf.
  • Houses 750 rooms, 1,125 on-site parking spaces and various restaurant and retail sites incorporated into the Italian theme
  • Located on Brickell Key waterfront
  • Contains 329 guest rooms, a business center, ballroom, restaurant, and health club facilities
  • The building’s roofline is gradually terraced, ranging in height from 17 to 21 stories, to abstractly resemble the company’s Mandarin sampan logo
  • The ballroom facility is located in a separate structure, connecting back to the main complex by a bridge at the second story
  • The building’s concrete structure utilizes both conventional and post-tensioned slabs, and shear walls for lateral support
  • A pile foundation was required for support, as the building is located on reclaimed land
  • Faces Boston Commons and spans two city blocks in downtown Boston
  • The 3.4-acre site provides approximately 1.8 million sf of usable space
  • Brings together an exciting hub for shopping, entertainment, fitness and residential living in one development
  • Features a 300-room five-star hotel, a state-of-the-art Loews Theatre multiplex, a Reebok Sports Club and spa facility, retail space, 350 luxury condominiums, 125 corporate apartments and parking spaces
  • The diversity of programs within the complex requires creative structural solutions to accommodate varying column grid and clearance requirements

Awards

  • Brick in Architecture Awards – Best in Class
  • An 11-story luxury mixed-use project containing 1.2 million sf, occupying almost an entire city block in Washington DC
  • Consists of a five-star Ritz Carlton Hotel with grand ballrooms and a conference center, 175 luxury condominiums, and an elaborate four-story, 40,000 sf landscaped courtyard
  • Also includes three levels of health spa facilities, including a swimming pool, basketball courts and squash courts, as well as street level retail and restaurant space, and a four-story parking garage below grade
  • The building uses a cast-in-place concrete structural system combined with areas of post-tensioned slabs and beams
  • The structural challenge was to incorporate the different program spaces of each portion of the building into one structure without sacrificing the features of any single component
  • Awards:
    NASC – Platinum Award 2002
    CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 2000
    Washington Building Congress 2000
  • A 40-story mixed-use structure located just off Union Square in the heart of San Francisco
  • Contains a five-star hotel with 277 guest rooms and 142 luxury condominiums
  • The podium level houses both retail and parking
  • The building is located along a major fault line in one of the highest category seismic zones in the United States
  • The innovative and irregular structure raised many engineering challenges
  • DeSimone performed a dynamic analysis on the structure as a whole, as well as its subsections
  • Non-linear viscous dampers are used to limit wind impact
  • A limit state design approach is utilized to resist seismic forces associated with a Maximum Credible Seismic Event
  • Awards:
    NASC – Gold Award 2002
  • The expansion integrates the original Howard Johnson hotel building into the casino building
  • Required an infill building to seamlessly tie together the various existing buildings
  • The Howard Johnson building underwent extensive renovations requiring the transfer of 50 columns to create a Porte Cochere
  • The existing second floor and third floor indoor pool are removed
  • New facades are designed, including 60-foot freestanding columns and a new roof over the courtyard
  • A five-building multi-phase project providing 321 units
  • Contemporary Mediterranean architecture with setback roof levels combined with a lush landscape plan with multiple pools and site buildings provide an ideal resort setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • A post-tensioned flat slab cast monolithically with shear walls and a pile foundation is selected
  • The buildings are sited in a coastal zone, which required the buildings to be designed to strict FEMA and Florida DEP requirements
  • This expansion established The Turning Stone Casino as the premier entertainment, meeting, and gaming destination within central New York
  • Highlights within this 1.3 million sf expansion include: an event center, a 5,100-seat arena, a 100-key golf resort suite hotel
  • Also includes a world-class spa and fitness center, a 20-story, 300-room hotel tower, a 25,000 sf Wintergarden, and a parking garage
  • Extensive renovations are made to the existing facilities as well
  • Awards:
    New York Construction Awards- Top Projects of 2004/2005
    New York Construction Awards – Award of Merit, Hospitality 2005
    New York Construction Awards – Top Projects of 2003/2004
  • Consists of the renovation of the existing hotel and retail complex located in Times Square
  • The structural renovations were limited to the podium floors, which involved three levels below and five above grade
  • The interior layout of the design presented many challenges
  • A hotel complex, part of the Adriaen’s Landing Development
  • Located on Hartford’s historic waterfront, this building is a defining icon of the city’s skyline
  • Contains a 30-acre hotel, convention center, retail and residential redevelopment intended to spark a downtown renaissance in Connecticut’s capital
  • Phase I consists of a 22-story, 400-room hotel, including an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, restaurants, and meeting/banquet spaces
  • The hotel is linked to the convention center at the first floor
  • The hotel tower is framed using a steel staggered truss system with precast concrete floor plank
  • A modern design updating the Art Deco atmosphere of South Beach
  • A 200 foot tall, 650,000 sf building containing a 19-story tower
  • The tower Includes hospitality and residential functions, an 18,000 sf basement, ground floor amenity spaces, and an adjacent seven-story parking garage
  • The structure utilizes post-tensioned concrete with a glass window wall system
  • To accommodate the building’s complex form, slab edge details vary from floor to floor
  • The project’s architectural design and proximity to the beach presented a unique set of structural challenges that were overcome
  • Located on a private beach in Anguilla
  • A new 435,000 sf luxury resort and residential community containing a hotel, condominiums, private villas, a spa, and back-of-house facilities
  • The hotel is a four-story 152,000 sf structure containing 76 units
  • The condominium building creates 35 units in 43,000 sf of space
  • Contains beach front residences, villas and townhouses
  • Also included are restaurants, lounges, spa amenities, meeting rooms, a fitness center, and beach pavilions
  • The structures utilizes concrete slabs, CMU walls, and concrete roofs, and is designed to be hurricane resistant
  • A 5-star ski resort and spa consisting of two six-story structures
  • The 260,000 sf Main Lodge contains 90 condominium units on the lower floors and the Mount Mansfield Club on the upper floors
  • The 210,000 sf spa building contains 115 hotel condominium units
  • In addition, the complex contains a below grade parking garage, which is located underneath each of the buildings
  • The project is designed and built in two phases, and is LEED Gold Certified
  • A 19-story, 204,500 sf luxury boutique hotel located over the High Line, in the heart of Manhattan’s Meatpacking district
  • The building’s structure consists of cast-in-place concrete
  • A transfer system spanning the High Line is located at the fifth floor and enables the above floor construction
  • This transfer system required the use of grade 65 steel to accommodate the 114-foot length
  • The project’s elegant East Pier is a 5-foot thick, 57-foot tall architectural exposed concrete member
  • Poor soil conditions required a deep foundation system
  • The proximity of ground water close to street level necessitated the implementation of a heavily reinforced bathtub-type foundation

Awards

  • Architype Review – Hotels + Highlights
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National Engineering Excellence Awards – Finalist, Structural Systems
  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Regional Excellence Awards – Diamond Award, Structural Systems
  • CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit, Special Recognition
  • New York Construction – Award of Merit, Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Outstanding Project, Over $100 Million Category
  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) Awards – Award of Merit, Landmark Structure
  • Located in Shanghai’s Luwan district
  • The 1,500,000 sf project is comprised of two five-star hotels, the Conrad Han Tang Hotel and the Jumeirah Han Tang Hotel, located on adjacent sites
  • Both hotels include grand ballroom, meeting rooms, spa and retail areas with towers situated above a 78-foot high podium
  • The 22 floors above provide 360 guest rooms
  • Retail venues are located on the ground floor along Tai Cang Lu
  • Two levels below grade accommodate parking and a fitness center
  • An outdoor terrace is situated above the fourth level
  • The design utilizes a beam and slab structure and strategically located shear walls act against lateral loads
  • A pickup floor is located at the fourth floor to accommodate the ballroom’s long spans

Awards

  • Architype Review – Hotels + Highlights
  • DeSimone has been involved in all three phases of the Atlantis project
  • Phase I involves a $125 million design and upgrade to the resort’s existing support structures
  • Phase II expansion adds a new 50,000 sf casino and a 24-story, 1200-room hotel
  • The hotel component is the tallest structure in the Caribbean
  • The expansion adds another three-million-gallon open-air aquarium to the resort grounds
  • Combined with Phase I, the outdoor aquarium habitat is the largest in the world
  • Phase III adds a new 600-key condo hotel, a timeshare resort Harbourside at Atlantis, and a 250,000 sf convention center featuring the largest ballroom in the Caribbean
  • The project also expands the water park and added an open-air 55,000 sf Marina Village
  • Awards:
    NASC – Gold Award 2000 (Atlantis II)
    CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 1999 (Atlantis Resort)
  • Located adjacent to the Jockey Club and squeezed between the Bellagio and MGM CityCenter site
  • A 6.5 million sf project on a limited seven-acre site
  • The limited site area forced a non-conventional vertically stacked solution
  • Parking for 3,000 cars was pushed below grade
  • Slurry walls are utilized, which facilitated the depth of excavation at 75 feet

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Silver Award, Structural Systems
  • Located on Varick Street between Spring and Dominick Streets in the SoHo section of Manhattan
  • A new 42-story condo/hotel high-rise contains approximately 360,000 sf
  • Above grade, the project provides 391 units and guestrooms in the tower
  • The building’s top three floors contain presidential suites
  • The podium provides for ground level retail spaces, a restaurant, bar, guest lounge, library, banquet and meeting facilities.
  • Also includes a spa and fitness center with connection to an outdoor swimming pool and sun deck located at the 7th floor
  • The cellar below-grade provides parking
  • Located in Las Vegas on a 66-acre downtown site
  • A 55-story mixed-use project containing 1.5 million sf
  • The project is the second phase of work occuring at the MGM CityCenter site
  • Creates a 1500-unit condominium hotel tower, retail areas, spa facilities, restaurants, back-of-house areas and parking
  • The expansion adds a new high-limits gaming area
  • Also improves and expands restaurant and bar facilities, new administrative offices, and additional parking capacity
  • The existing casino, hotel, and parking structures remained operational during construction
  • Includes new casino space, new bars and restaurants, administrative space, spa facilities, plus various support spaces
  • The parking addition provides 2,000 parking spaces on five levels
  • The project adds 128,000 sf to the gaming facility
  • Located in New Haven, Connecticut directly adjacent to the Yale University Campus
  • Includes a complete renovation and expansion of the existing 1960s four-story hotel to become a new top rated boutique hotel at Yale
  • The existing cast-in-place concrete structure is analyzed and reinforced to allow the addition of two new hotel floors on top of the existing roof
  • Also includes a Penthouse Level Lounge and Sky Deck
  • The one-story rear section of the hotel is rebuilt for the new kitchen and other back of house functions
  • Existing structure changes include an entirely new facade, modifications and extensions of the lobby level for the new lobby layout and restaurant, and the addition of a new elevator
  • The existing building underwent a complete seismic retrofit to meet to meet the Building Code
  • A full investigation and repair details is completed for the two below grade levels of parking
  • Located on 74th Street in New York City
  • A 30-story residential building containing 270,000 sf
  • Creates 87 units as well as a 42,000 sf Equinox on the podium level
  • The project was fast-tracked with a ten-month long construction schedule
  • Located in the oasis city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates
  • Creates a new community surrounding the newly revamped wildlife park
  • Includes resort hotel, various residential developments, residential hotel, and retail areas
  • The resort hotel contains guestrooms, two restaurants, prayer rooms, retail, spa, and convention facilities
  • Three clusters of residential areas are also developed
  • The resort residential contains a mix of two and three-story flats, private villas and retail
  • Located along the West Branch Stamford Harbor in Stamford, Connecticut
  • 545,000 sf mixed-use project
  • Includes a seven-story office tower that contains two trading floors, a multi-level 435-car parking garage, a hotel, and retail space
  • Also includes a single level structured garage that extends between and beneath the hotel and retail buildings creating a raised pedestrian plaza
  • Creates a dynamic center for downtown Stamford
  • Located on Grand Street in Manhattan, New York
  • Involves the design and construction of a new 255-foot, 17-story hotel
  • Contains 102,000 sf
  • Includes one cellar level, hung lobby, and bar levels
  • Also includes a swimming pool and a 32-foot tall exposed structural screenwall at the roof level
  • The structure below the third floor utilizes architecturally exposed concrete
  • At the third floor, a major transfer of the typical tower columns onto four super columns occurs

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Gold Award, Structural Systems
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Honors Award
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Finalist
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Finalist, Under $30 Million Category
  • Built in three phases
  • Phase 1, the 500,000 sf gaming project, a super-fast-tracked project, completed in just 12 months
  • Phase II, “Project Sunburst”, a 5 million sf expansion
  • Includes a 34-story, 1,200-room luxury hotel, meeting and function space including the northeast’s largest ballroom, retail shopping and 9 new restaurants.
  • Also includes a 10,000-seat arena, gaming space, a 300-seat cabaret, a world-class spa, a business center, an indoor pool and an outdoor terrace
  • Phase III, “Project Horizon”, the 1.4 million sf expansion, includes the Casino of the Wind, a House of Blues venue, administrative space, new retail and restaurant space, a Mandara Spa and an adult recreation lounge.
  • Also includes back-of-house area, a 5,300-car parking garage and a 43-story, 1,000 room gold englazed hotel tower
  • At each phase of this project, the Native American themed elements required specialty design
  • Awards:
    Building of America 2008 (Mohegan Sun, Casino of the Wind)
    New York Construction Awards – Top Project 2008 (Mohegan Sun Expansion)
    New York Construction Awards – Silver Award 2002 (Mohegan Sun Phase II)
    New York Construction Awards – Mixed-Use Project of the Year 2001 (Mohegan Sun Phase II)
  • Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylavania
  • One of 13 new casinos planned for the Keystone State
  • Pahse I includes a 257,000 sf project containing casino and hotel components
  • A ten-story hotel of 204,000 sf is located adjecent to the casino
  • 47,000 sf of multi-purpose space, 204,000 sf of retail space, and over 1 million sf of garage parking border the hotel
  • The new casino builds upon the structural and architectural environment of the Bethlehem Steel Plant
  • Exposed structural theming elements are located at the building’s facades
  • A 630 foot tall, 570,000 sf mixed-use building situated on Fifth Avenue in New York City
  • Creates a 59-story tower with two cellar levels below-grade
  • Includes hotel rooms, hotel apartments, condominium units, as well as a restaurant, two bars, a lounge area, meeting rooms, and a spa facility
  • The building utilizes concrete flat plate construction with foundations bearing on rock
  • Facades are a combination of precast steel elements at the base
  • The 5th and 11th floors provide landscape roof terraces

Awards

  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit
  • New York Construction – Top Project of the Year 2009
  • The Chicago Athenaeum – American Architecture Award
  • The original 349-room Eden Roc Resort was designed by Morris Lapidus and completed in 1956
  • A new 20-story guestroom tower on the south side of the original property
  • An existing parking garage and pool deck is partially demolished to facilitate the construction
  • The new construction includes parking, a ballroom and a banquet kitchen
  • Modifications to the existing structure occured on both the pool deck and the upper portions of the original tower
  • Located in the growing Bonifacio Global City central business district in the Philippines
  • A 755-foot tall structure consiststing of 20 floors of serviced apartments
  • Also contains 20 floors of hotel rooms, 18 floors of luxury townhomes, and 12 stories of amenities and parking

Awards

  • MPIM Asia Awards – Best Hotel & Tourism Development
  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) Awards – Award of Merit, Landmark Structure
  • Located in Abu Dhabi
  • Composed of a twisting 60-story hotel and residential tower that sits on a five-story podium structure
  • Post-tensioned concrete slabs frame the tower’s typical floor levels and allow for an efficient construction cycle and obstruction-free ceiling
  • Each tower column transfers at the podium roof through an arrangement of sloping columns
  • Three-story sloping columns at the building’s mid-height levels connect each perimeter column to the core
  • The below-grade levels contain parking, mechanical rooms, and back-of-house operations

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit, Out of Country
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) Global Best Projects – Hospitality Award
  • National Council of Structural Engineers (NCSEA) Awards – Outstanding Project
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Winner, New Buildings Category
  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) Awards – Award of Merit, Landmark Structure
  • Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • A retail destination of international significance
  • Complemented by themed attractions including resort hotels, marinas, waterfront restaurants, golf courses, residential property and beach clubs
  • Exhibition halls, parkland areas and the F1 Yas Marina Circuit Race Track also surround the mall
  • Awards:
    ENR Global, Best Projects – Retail/Mixed-Use Developments 2016
  • Located on Parcel A and B on Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, New York
  • The 750,000 sf project consists of a 10 story mixed-use hotel and condominium complex with one cellar
  • The superstructure consist of cast-in-place concrete and is supported on piles
  • Amenties include two fitness centers, a yoga studio, various lounges, a restaurant and bar, a swimming pool, and a screening room
  • The project seeks LEED Silver Certification

Awards

  • AHEAD Hospitality Awards – Best Urban Hotel, Newbuild
  • Located in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • A portion of the hotel is built over an existing PATH station entrance
  • Stands 51 stories tall and contains approximately 610,000 sf of space
  • Houses residential, hotel, parking, and retail
  • Awards:
    New Jersey Alliance for Action – New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Project Award (70 Columbus) 2015
    NJCAA – Merit Award, High-Rise Category (70 Columbus) 2015
  • An approximately a 100,000sf casino expansion and renovation of the Isle of Capri property
  • Renovations are made to the interior lobby, hotel, and the exterior of the existing casino
  • Expansion work includes a new pool, spa, and porte cochere

About the Project

  • Located in Nassau, Bahamas
  • Consists of a 30-key boutique hotel and residential apartments
  • The main building contains a reception area, restaurants, ballroom, kitchen, back of house, and loading dock
  • The 28,000 sf lower level is buried on two sides open only to the loading dock and the events terrace
  • An 8,000 sf spa and fitness center between the buildings connects the roof structure.
  • Located on a 3-acre site in Staten Island, New York
  • Formerly the home of a Coast Guard base and lighthouse, turned into a dynamic civic hub
  • Contains 100 residential units, a hotel, a diverse mix of retail shops and restaurants, a large public open space, and parking

Awards

  • New York City Design Awards – Excellence in Design

About the Project

  • A mixed-use project in the Liberty Island North redevelopment in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Two 46-story towers housing residential units and a 16-story tower housing a hotel connected by 1 podium
  • A tootal of 1,260,000 sf completed in 2 phases
  • Phase I includes the west tower and the western portion of the podium
  • Phase II includes the east tower and the remaining portion of the podium
  • A 250,000sf, 28-story exposed concrete structure
  • Includes a 17-floor hotel topped with nine residential levels
  • All exterior columns are sloped creating a concrete shingle-effect
  • Post-tensioning is used at the upper floors to accommodate major cantilevers at the four corners of the tower:

Awards

  • AHEAD Hospitality Awards – Lobby & Public Spaces 2018
  • Concrete Industry Board – Award of Merit 2017

About the Project

  • A 64,000 sf hotel expansion
  • Adds a 63-key new hotel building with cantilevered balconies to the existing 102-room Cloister
  • Featurs pre-cast concrete construction with CMU-bearing walls
  • Covered walkways connect the new expansion to the existing hotel buildings
  • A five-story, 300-room hotel
  • Hotel rooms are a modular concept and feature a plug-in concept with all the wires and plumbing ready to be connected at the chases
  • Roof has a pool and amenities for the hotel guests