Plaza Coral Gables

  • 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
  • Project is a 190,000 sf, 18-story residential building comprised of 65 units
  • New development was created by joining a new cast-in-place concrete building to an existing steel and cinder-slab 68,000 sf building built in 1915
  • Required the removal of the existing roof at the 13th floor and rebuilding it at a lower elevation
  • A new full-lot cast-in-place concrete slab at the 14th floor will be added above the existing steel building, as well as partial 15th and 16th floors
  • Project has two below-grade levels encompassing parking, mechanical spaces, and amenities including a squash court and a lap pool

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Structural Systems

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  • Project is a mixed-use development located at the southern tip of Hunter’s Point in Long Island City, New York
  • Consists of two towers: Tower 1 is 55-stories, 533 ft tall, and holds a total area of 720,000 sf; Tower 2 is a 31-story, 300 ft tall structure that consists of 372,000 sf
  • Both towers are residential with retail components on the ground level
  • Located on East 125th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
  • First phase of a three-phase mixed-use development encompassing approximately 1 million sf
  • Phase I included the West Building or Phase B-West, a 19-story residential development with a total building area, including one cellar floor, of approximately 465,000 sf
  • 41-story residential tower located at 331 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Tower includes 116 parking spaces on the first four levels encompassing approximately 29,000 sf
  • Levels five through 39 are residential space encompassing approximately 513,716 sf, in addition to two penthouses above the 39th floor, and a theater with 125 seats

Awards

  • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) Awards – Merit Award, High Rise
  • 38-story luxury rental residential development
  • Includes a 30-story residential tower atop an eight-story podium which contains 220 parking spaces, amenities and 25,000 sf of retail space
  • Retail space was developed in “white box” condition
  • Amenities are on the 8th floor and include a roof terrace and an interior space. 507 of the apartment units are market rate
  • Total project area is approximately 535,000 sf

Awards

  • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) Awards – Grand Award
  • Located along the south side of Bay Street, between Greene Street and Hudson Street, in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Across the street from the Phase I Urby Tower
  • Structure is 69 stories, comprised of a 60-story tower above a nine-story podium, totaling 884,000 sf
  • Ground floor includes lobby space, retail, back of house and MEP spaces, and the entrance to parking
  • Second through eighth floors are primarily parking levels and MEP/back-of-house spaces with residential units wrapping along the perimeter of the tower
  • Located in downtown Tampa, Florida
  • 340,000 sf, 24-story residential tower encompassing 388 residential units, retail, and parking components
  • Includes the redevelopment of the site into an urban mixed-use waterfront district encompassing approximately 9 million sf
  • 18-story, 300,050 sf residential development with a basement level located in Fort Lee, New Jersey
  • Gross structural framed area is 330,000 sf
  • Lower level and partial ground floor are used for parking while floors two through 18 contain one, two, and three-bedroom residential units
  • Ground floor forms a podium structure with a roof terrace and with the residential tower situated atop
  • Located on 1841 Broadway in New York
  • Project is a 180,813 sf mixed-use rental residential and retail development
  • The 25-story building includes market-rate and affordable housing units
  • Amenities and mechanical room are located on the sub-cellar and cellar levels
  • Retail volumes on the first two levels
  • Newly constructed 33-story residential tower development located in Newark, New Jersey
  • Development is a total of 515,000 sf
  • Consists of 370 rental apartment units in the tower levels, 224 parking spaces on four levels of self-park garage in the lower podium floors, a rooftop pool and amenity deck at the roof of the podium, in addition to an accessible rooftop deck at the roof of tower
  • The base of the building includes residential lobby space, street level retail, and back of house and mechanical spaces
  • Located on Eagle Street, between West Street and the East River in Brooklyn, New York
  • Contains approximately 880,000 sf and consists of a 40-story residential tower, a 30-story residential tower and a six-story mixed use podium
  • The 30-story north tower steps back from the waterfront to create a series of large terraces, while the 40-story south tower steps out toward the east, expanding its upper levels through a series of structural cantilevers
  • Upper most block of the south tower cantilevers as much as 40 ft relative to the base

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Diamond Award, Structural Systems
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) New York Regional Best Project Awards – Residential/Hospitality Project, Award of Merit
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) Engineers Choice Award
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) Excellence Awards – Finalist
  • Mixed-use market-rate residential building occupying an entire city block at the foot of the Third Avenue Bridge on the Harlem River
  • Site has historically served as a freight transfer depot for rail, boats, and trucks
  • The property has 500 ft of waterfront frontage and will feature a 25,500 sf waterfront public access area
  • At the center is a landscaped entry courtyard open to Lincoln Avenue and set two feet above the 100-year flood plain
  • Located on Mott Avenue between Central Avenue and Redfern Avenue in Far Rockaway, New York
  • First phase, of three, of an affordable housing development expected to include approximately 1.7 million sf of residential space and 120,000 sf of retail space
  • The site of Phase 1 was occupied by a supermarket, which had to remain operational while the new space was built out
  • Located at 787 149th Street between Wales Avenue and Tinton Avenue in the Bronx
  • Nine-story residential building under the AIRS (Affordable Independent Residence for Seniors) designation
  • Program consists of approximately 200 new affordable residential units along with approximately 6,000 gsf of community/activity space
  • Project was developed utilizing HPD financing under the SARA program
  • Consists of one residential tower situated above an elongated trapezoidal podium
  • The 39-story, 450 ft tall tower straddles the Coastal Construction Control Line
  • Vertical parking stackers are used on the two parking levels
  • An amenity deck is provided on the east and west sides of the tower
  • An eight-story (plus rooftop terraces) residential building
  • Features a mix of 26 residential units in this building with a total gross area including balconies and roofs of approximately 259,000 sf
  • Balconies facing the marina scale as a 18-foot cantilever from the column centerline
  • Facade is articulated with flattened ovals whose ends create a privacy barrier with the adjacent unit
  • Depression formed at the abutment of two flattened ovals provides space for a private pool
  • An eight-story (plus rooftop terraces) residential building
  • Features a mix of 26 residential units with a total gross area including balconies and roofs of approximately 204,000 sf
  • Two to four residences per floor
  • Balconies facing the marina scale as a 19 ft cantilever
  • 30-story residential building located at 1536 Sheepshead Bay Road in Brooklyn, adjacent to the B and Q subway lines
  • First floor and two mezzanine levels above contain 50,700 sf of parking, providing 168 spots
  • Floors one through 30 and the cellar house 252,415 sf of residential space, providing 240 residential units
  • In total, building contains 313,000 sf of residential, parking, and roof area
  • 40-story residential building located in Brooklyn at the intersection of Neptune Avenue and West 6th Street
  • Floors one through four consist of a community facility and amenities
  • Floors five through 39 contain residential rental units
  • Project has on-grade commercial and retail space totaling 66,000 sf
  • In total, the Neptune Avenue building comprises approximately 514,000 sf, including a separate 240,000 sf parking garage with three levels of parking for approximately 740 cars
  • Fourth level is utilized for a rooftop terrace garden and amenities.
  • Project adds 17 residential floors above an existing six-story parking garage built in 1930
  • Upper four floors are removed, and residential floors are built above the second garage floor
  • Resultant building is 163,000 sf, 210 ft tall with 84 apartments
  • Located on the west side of Avenue A between 11th and 12th Streets, 438 East 12th Street consists of two seven-story residential structures connected by a one-story commercial level
  • At-grade private terraces on the west side of the site and terraces on the roof of the connecting commercial space
  • 600 West 58th Street replaces an existing structure on the southwest corner of Eleventh Avenue and West 58th Street with a 10-story, mixed-use building
  • Project contains 139,738 gsf including bulkhead mechanical floors
  • Residential component comprises 72,007 sf
  • There are 8,025 sf of ground-floor retail plus a 27,897 sf community facility on the ground floor and second floor
  • Collection Residences is a condominium project in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 850,000 sf, 11-story mixed-use project
  • Contains 270 residential units in two seven-level towers above a five-story podium
  • Project also comprises an amenity deck, double-height commercial spaces, and 250,000 sf of below-grade parking to accommodate 900 vehicles
  • Renovation of The Chatsworth (1904), a prime example of a Beaux-Arts pre-war apartment building
  • Property consists of two 12-story towers (designated “North” and “South”) with 199,000 gsf and an adjacent eight-story building known as the “Chatsworth Annex” that contains another 38,200 gsf
  • Approximately 200,000 sf of the project was renovated while a cellar and ground level connects both buildings
  • Project, located at 153-157 Remsen Street in Brooklyn, is a 19-floor mixed-use building with one below-grade level
  • Contains approximately 90,770 gsf in area with 4,150 sf of office space on the ground floor and 86,620 sf residential space above
  • Located on Broome Street, Essex Crossing Site 5 is part of the Seward Park Redevelopment project: nine New York City-owned sites located on six acres primarily along Essex Street and Delancey Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
  • Site 5 redeveloped into a 15-story, L-shaped, approximately 327,000 gsf building with two basements
  • Majority of the building consists of approximately 203,000 gsf of residential space on the third through 15th floors
  • Remainder of the area comprised of commercial space, parking, and community space on the first, second and basement levels
  • Superstructure consists of structural steel framing and precast plank slabs
  • Located at 215-219 West 28th Street in Manhattan, New York, HAP 8 is a new 21-story, 150,000 sf luxury residential building with 12,500 sf ground-floor retail, below-grade parking, and amenity space
  • Project was re-envisioned from DXA Studio’s original design to include a second rental unit building of equal size, which equates to approximately 325,000 sf of rental and condo space
  • Project, located at the mid-block on Purves Street, is a through-lot development extending to Thompson Avenue and 44th Drive
  • Comprised of two buildings: a two-story along Thompson Avenue and 44th Drive, and a 35-story building along Purves Street
  • Two-story building houses residential amenity and retail spaces
  • 35-story building houses residential units, an entrance lobby, and amenities
  • Project contains one level below-grade extending the entire site footprint
  • Ground floor courtyard area houses additional amenity spaces such as a landscaped deck and pool
  • The total area for this project is 248,000 sf
  • Project, located on 540 West 21st Street in West Chelsea, is an approximately 160,000 sf luxury residential building atop a 45,000 sf art gallery
  • Located in close proximity to the High Line, with clear views of the Hudson River, the 16-story residential tower includes a lap pool, indoor parking athletic facilities, and garden terraces
  • Contemporary art gallery space includes exhibition and support space
  • Project consists of a 25-story, 275-unit residential building consisting of eight levels of parking, nine full floors, and five partial floors on the upper levels of residential units
  • Ground level consists of public areas, retail, circulation, and back-of-house areas
  • There is an amenity deck over the upper most parking deck
  • Estimated gross building area is approximately 750,000 sf with a height of approximately 260 ft
  • Project consists of an eight-story residential building at the Albany Resort on the southwest shore of New Providence Island in The Bahamas
  • A prominent feature of the building is deep balconies with pools on the south side overlooking the marina and a recording studio
  • Ground level is a ground supported slab similar to the Honeycomb Residences
  • Two rooftop terraces
  • Building is supported on auger-cast piles

Awards

  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit – Out of Area
  • The Pacific Park Brooklyn Land Use and Civic Improvement Project is a major mixed-use development in the Atlantic Terminal area of Brooklyn
  • 26-story building contains 354,000 sf and includes residential and a K–8 public school
  • Superstructure consists of cast-in-place concrete that bears on a combination of spread footings and mat foundations
  • Long span steel trusses and plate girders span over the gymnasiums
  • Located at 42 Trinity Place, project contains 281,500 gsf consisting of a luxury residential tower sitting atop a podium structure which contains a public school
  • Tower includes retail at the ground floor, cellar, and sub-cellar encompassing 10,000 gsf
  • Residential use is 182,500 gsf; school use is 89,000 sf
  • Project also includes the renovation of an adjacent landmarked building, the Robert and Anne Dickey House, which is a designated exterior landmark and part of the school

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit – High Rise
  • 15-story residential building located on an irregularly shaped lot with frontage on Roosevelt Avenue
  • Comprises 165-units and about 226,000 sf of framed area which also includes parking, community facility and retail
  • 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
  • Project involves two new residential buildings
  • North Building comprises seven stories of residential area
  • South Building remains as a four-story residential structure with one amenity level
  • Both buildings rise partially from a three-level parking garage built into the side of the sloped site
  • Total development area is approximately 294,000 sf of residential floor and roof area, plus 160,000 sf of concrete garage construction
  • Project is a 51-story residential building located on the west side of Amsterdam Avenue, between 69th and 70th Streets in New York
  • Building roof elevation is 601 ft above the ground floor, and a 65 ft, eight-inch screen wall extends beyond the roof enclosing mechanical floors and the building maintenance unit
  • Two below-grade levels extending to a depth of 30 ft below-grade
  • The most prominent architectural feature of the building is a tiered street facade with multiple setbacks every fourth floor, between the building’s 24th and 48th floors
  • Building has approximately 439,000 sf of floor and roof area above and below grade
  • Project includes a new 79,000 sf residential tower with a retail podium
  • Building has a setback on the fifth floor creating a very slender structure above the four-story podium
  • Residential floors are elevated approximately 85 ft above the podium in a very slender stack of MEP levels
  • Amenity space is located on the fifth floor, and condo units begin on the ninth floor.
  • 12-story residential condo located on a through lot
  • Easement on the southeast side adjacent to two residential buildings facing St. Nicholas Avenue
  • Basement, ground, and second floor is commercial
  • Residential floors start at the 3rd floor with a large set back from Hancock Place
  • Fourth and fifth floors have a 25 ft long by 34 ft cantilever adjacent to 125th Street
  • Sixth through ninth floors extends the cantilever the full 97 ft width of the adjacent building
  • 10th through 12th floors are set back from 125th Street by 10 ft
  • Project is a 24-story mixed-use development consisting of a residential tower, parking, amenity spaces, retail, and office space
  • Total space for the project is approximately 489,000 sf including a three-story podium, a landscaped roof terrace, a solarium, parking levels, and more
  • Located between Devonshire Street and Federal Street in Downtown Boston
  • Project is a mixed-use high-rise development comprised of 55 stories of above grade and four levels of below grade
  • Total building height is 690 ft, and the total area for the project is approximately 1.8 million sf
  • Lower 24 floors are made up of office space with residential floors beginning on the 26th floor
  • Retail areas are located on the first two floors along with a great public hall located on the ground floor
  • Full transformation of the existing Dock Square parking structure
  • Project will contain approximately 420,000 sf with approximately 160,000 sf remaining in the parking levels and approximately 250,000 sf of new residential use
  • Seven-story garage contains approximately 287,000 sf and consists of structural steel framing with one-way post-tensioned slabs
  • Existing floors will be removed from the top of the garage and several new floors consisting of residential units will be constructed above the remaining levels
  • New cores will continue through the garage and into the new residential levels,  columns above may be transferred to accommodate the parking layout below

 

  • New 14-story residential building with an area of 285,000 sf including the accessible roof
  • Foundation, cellar, and ground floors consist of cast-in-place concrete and the floors above use CMU walls and pre-cast concrete floors
  • Building consists of a 26-story mixed-use tower
  • Comprises a small basement level approximately 4,500 sf
  • Basement will be used for MEP services, residential apartments, retail space, a church, a classroom/support services for the church, parking, and a large fitness center
  • Project comprises renovation of an existing landmarked seven-story medical facility and transforming it into a private residence
  • Measures 29,200 sf
  • Located at the corner of Jerome Avenue and 176th Street in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx
  • Consists of an 11-story mixed-use building with 112,572 sf of residential F.A.R, 13,500 sf of first floor retail space and space for on-site social services
  • Building measures approximately 130,000 gsf
  • Contains 120 total residential units, consisting of apartments for all 40 existing HASA tenants and 80 new supportive and affordable housing units
  • Superstructure is cast in place concrete shear walls and columns, and concrete flat plate slab
  • Project includes a redevelopment of the site into an urban mixed-use waterfront district encompassing approximately 9 million square feel
  • The C Block encompasses 832,000 sf and includes the rental residential, amenity, retail, and parking areas
  • The residential program includes a total of 453 units, distributed between two residential program types: urban professional rental and high-end rental
  • The parking component can accommodate 780 vehicles distributed over six levels including one below-grade
  • New luxury residential condominium building encompassing approximately 200,000 gsf, located between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South on 29th Street in Manhattan
  • Includes residential units and amenities such as a double-height fitness room from the cellar to second floor
  • Landscaped roof deck incorporates a skylight to provide natural light to the gym
  • Further amenities include children’s playroom, indoor pool, interior bicycle and basement storage, and a commercial-grade laundry room
  • New residential building is a reinforced concrete structure
  • Project includes a new mixed-use condominium development with 100 units, amenity spaces, basement level and parking with 185 single spaces and 30 tandem spaces
  • A central landscaped courtyard and pool are positioned over the parking areas
  • Comprises five 4-story residential structures built with non-combustible construction materials in a traditional architectural style with sloped roofs
  • Buildings 1, 4, and 5 are connected by corridors, while Buildings 2 and 3 are connected by the main lobby
  • Project is located in the Liberty Harbor North redevelopment in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • The second phase of the development consists of a second 530,000 sf, 45-story residential tower on the northeast corner of the site, and an expansion of the six-story podium connected to the phase one podium
  • Podium contains additional parking, residential units on the perimeter, landscaped rooftop amenity space, ground level retail, new lobby, and back of house spaces
  • Also included in the design is a 33,000 sf landscaped pool deck over the garage
  • Development includes the outside area of the elevated parking structure adjacent to building A
  • Three separate four-story apartment buildings situated between two public plazas
  • Comprises 143 apartments with about 30,000 sf of retail space as well as structured and surface parking for 764 cars
  • Construction and structural system for the Project was Type 5A construction over a concrete podium
  • A free-standing parking garage for MTA was designed by another firm and shares the foundation with the building
  • Contains 17 stories with 39 residential units and a basement
  • Former City University of New York building
  • Building has a gym, concierge and three duplex maisonettes on the first through second floors
  • Tower features a traditional masonry facade with setbacks occurring at the 12th through 17th floors
  • Current design also features a driveway located directly under the center of the building, requiring a transfer level at the third floor

About the Project 

  • Consists of a 34-story residential building on Church Street and 9th Avenue North in downtown Nashville.
  • Standing on the site of the current YMCA and adjacent parking lot, tower consists of 32 floors of residential over a ground floor lobby with a roof amenity level at level 34 that includes an outdoor pool
  • At ground level a portion of the floor may be utilized for MEP equipment
  • Total height of the proposed tower is approximately 415 ft above grade
  • The total gross framed area of the project will be approximately 372,000 square feet
  • Located at 31st and Madison Avenue, is a condominium tower with approximately 50-52 floors
  • The first condominium floor is 150 ft and use as little floor area as possible
  • The first basement level and the ground floor each contain medical office space and residential common area
  • Three to four additional floors between ground and first residential floor is utilized for mechanical spaces
  • The upper 46-47 floors contain residential units with maximum up to four units per floor
  • The typical residential floor plate is approximately 6,750 sf
  • The tower is estimated to rise up to approximately 790 ft above grade

Awards

  • 6sqft – Building of the Year
  • Located on 2 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens, this project is a 915,000 gsf residential building
  • The building comprises 70 floors and contains condo units
  • Retail is located on the first floor, and parking on the second floor

Awards

  • 6sqft – Building of the Year
  • An ten-story residential building
  • Features deep balconies with pools overlooking the marina
  • There are a mix of units in this building including 2 ground level villas, 5 two-story duplex units, 10 single-floor units, 2 grand units, an east and west penthouse, and finally a sky villa for an approximate total of 170,000 gsf
  • There is a rooftop terrace for the sky villa and a full-size pool on the roof
  • There is a large trapezoidal-shaped “breezeway” spanning across a utility easement
  • The span is 50 ft perpendicular to the end supports and 100 ft across the front face of the building

Photographs courtesy of OOAK Architects.

  • The project is a mixed-use development that includes a 53-story, 1 residential tower and an adjacent, but separate, two-story, new school measuring 37,000 sf
  • The tower has a seven-story podium consisting of retail space, parking, loading dock, and a large outdoor pool and amenity roof deck
  • The residential tower above extends up to the 53rd floor with additional mechanical bulkheads
  • The new two-story school structure is separated from the residential tower by an expansion joint
  • Located on Hudson Street between 2nd Street and Harborside Place, this project is a three-tower development that is broken into two phases
  • Tower 1 is a 66-story building consisting of 59 residential floors plus a seven-level podium for a total of 870,000 sf
  • Tower 2 is a 50 stories with 42 residential floors above the podium containing 500 residential units
  • Tower 3 is 42 stories with 34 residential floors above the podium containing 400 residential units
  • Towers 2 and 3 are spaced approximately 70 ft apart on a shared eight-story podium to the north of Tower 1
  • Building 8 of the Riverwalk Development
  • Located in the southern part of Roosevelt Island, Block 1373, Lot 1
  • 21-story residential building encompassing approximately 240,000 sf
  • Building contains mixed-income rental apartments and amenities
  • Project has earned LEED Silver certification
  • Project is a full transformation of the existing Dock Square parking structure located along the Greenway
  • The existing seven-story garage, built around 1979, contains approximately 287,000 sf and consists of structural steel framing with one-way post-tensioned slabs
  • The design requires, several existing floors be removed from the top of the garage and new floors consisting of residential units be constructed above the remaining levels
  • Exterior wall systems include unitized window wall at glazed and opaque portions of facade, perforated metal panel cladding system at existing garage, and stick-built glazed storefront systems at ground floor
  • Building consists of 27 stories above grade and one story below grade
  • Building comprises approximately 225,000 gsf
  • The project is a residential rental building with parking and amenity programs located in the podium
  • The development consists of two independent buildings, a 31-story residential tower and a 16-story affordable senior housing building
  • Project is located on an L-shaped site on the south side of Broome Street between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets
  • The senior assisted living building sits atop a synagogue located at the ground floor
  • Project area is 375,431 sf for the high-rise tower and 86,711 sf for the mid-rise component, for a total of 462,142 sf

About the Project

  • The Wilshire Condominiums is a 17 story residential tower with an attached parking garage in Houston, Texas
  • Residential tower will house 96 units
  • Attached parking garage is three levels with 210 parking spaces
  • Constructed using cast-in-place post-tensioned two-way slabs on cast-in-place columns supported on auger cast-in-place piles

About the Project

  • Vertis Green Hills is a mixed-use development in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Development was built on a five level below ground parking garage with 680 spaces
  • North end of the development features 85,000 square feet of commercial and retail space divided between five stories
  • A residential tower with 18 stories and 310 units sits on the south end
  • Development was constructed using a cast-in-place two-way post-tensioned concrete system spanning to cast-in-place columns supported on spread footings

About the Project

  • Junction 15 Apartments is located in historic downtown Plano, Texas
  • Development comprised of 7,700 square feet of retail space at ground level, and five stories of apartments with a total of 279 units
  • Also includes a 6 level parking garage with 340 parking spaces
  • Lower two levels were constructed using cast-in-place concrete with cast-in-place columns on drilled piers
  • Remaining levels were constructed using conventional wood stud framing

About the Project

  • The Centric LoHi development is comprised of 2 buildings in Denver, Colorado
  • Each building has two levels of below ground parking with a total of 332 parking spaces and 9,3000 square feet of retail space at grade
  • South building has four stories of apartments
  • North building has five stories of aparments for a total of 302 units
  • First two levels of the buildings were constructed as a cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete podium
  • Remaining residential levels were constructed using conventional wood stud framing

About the project:

  • Failure of a modular concrete retaining wall system and subsequent slope failure in residential neighborhood
  • Significant damage to several residential townhomes, commercial properties, and buried utilities

Scope of services:

  • Investigation included a scope of damage assessment and structural stability analysis
  • Project team utilized sUAS (drone) based imagery for aerial evaluation of damage and survey of adjacent, potentially unstable soil slopes

About the project:

  • 14-story, 120-unit luxury condo development
  • Damage to 500 glass lites reportedly caused by impact of falling weld slag

Scope of services:

  • On-site investigation, review of construction procedures, schedules, and other documentation to develop opinions regardinf sources of damage and responsible parties
  • A transformative 25-story development in the cultural center of New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 450,000 square foot facility includes a 344-vehicle parking garage, two performance stages, back of house and rehearsal areas, office space, and residential area
  • A residential tower rises above the cultural spaces and includes 207 units
  • Represents one of the largest public-private partnerships in the history of New Jersey

Awards

  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) – Honors Award
  • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) – Merit Award, High Rise
  • 12-story residential building designed by Pritzker Prize laureates Herzog & de Meuron
  • Incorporates a curving, mixed-material facade with exposed concrete elements and 3D-modeled Italian glass
  • Includes 57 luxury condominium units
  • Amenity areas include a spa and fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, a private courtyard, and roofdeck
  • Ground floor level required approximately 8,000 survey points to ensure precise curved geometry as designed by the architect

Awards

  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit

About the project:

  • Project towers 60 stories above Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Includes 249 luxury condominium units and resort-style amenities
  • An attached 7-story pre-cast parking garage is designed to accommodate 399 vehicles
  • Amenity deck is positioned above the garage structure at rooftop level
  • Structure is comprised of Post-Tensioned (C.I.P) Concrete
  • First-ever branded residences from iconic Italian design firm Missoni
  • 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
  • Located at 175 SE 25th Road in Miami, Florida
  • Tower contains 45 residential floors
  • Parking levels span two cellar levels and one floor above-grade
  • Building amenities include a spa and fitness center, a private marina, three pools, a dedicated beauty suite for private services, a cinema, and outdoor lounge
  • Residents will enjoy 180-degree sweeping vistas of Key Biscayne to the east, downtown Miami and Miami Beach to the north, Coconut Grove to the south, Coral Gables and beyond to the west
  • 62-story, Luxury Residential Tower located in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood
  • Tower stands 720-feet-tall and only 75-feet-wide for an aspect ratio of 9.5:1
  • Comprises approximately 540,000 square feet with 426 residential units, 40,000 square feet of resort-class amenities, grade-level retail, and below-grade parking
  • Building’s façade artfully incorporates shifting floor plates and outdoor balconies to accomplish an undulating, cubic form
  • Building structure is comprised of cast-in-place concrete for the main elevated museum slab, load-bearing precast concrete walls that double as the façade and lateral system, and a steel-framed faceted roof slab

Awards

  • American Architecture Prize – Architectural Design Award, Tall Building Category
  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit
  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) – Best Tall Building, 200-299 Meters, Award of Excellence
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) New York Regional Best Projects – Award of Merit, Residential

About the Project

  • 30-story condo containing 115 units ranging from studios to full-floor, 4-bedroom residences
  • A large base podium reaches the 12th floor from ground level
  • After several floors of mechanical systems, the building splits into two towers from the 16th floor allowing light to enter the residences from all sides
  • Amenities are located on fifth, seventh and ninth floors including a lounge with a wet bar, a fitness center, a 55-foot saltwater pool, and an outdoor terrace
  • The project accomplishes the first residential building designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in New York City
  • 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
  • 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
  • Includes the redesign and construction of a new mixed-use development
  • Consists of 2 22-story residential towers, 6 levels of podium parking area, and a ground floor commercial level
  • Total estimated built-up area is approximately 592,000sf
  • A new 63-story mixed-use tower with 2 basement levels
  • Development includes both a high-rise tower and an 11-story parking building
  • Structural design consists of PT flat slab, supported by concrete shear walls and concrete/steel composite columns
  • Total built-up area is approximately 1.86 million square feet

Awards

  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Finalist
  • A new high-rise residential condominium in Lower Manhattan
  • Rises 960 ft and contains 63 stories of luxury residential properties
  • Includes 31,000 sf of sub-grade parking
  • Project comprises 415,000 sf overall
  • Standalone low-rise structure will occupy the east side of build sit to house MEP functions

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
  • A new 10-story mixed-use building comprised of retail and residential areas
  • Consists of cast-in-place concrete slabs and shear walls
  • Cobiax void formers reduce self-weight and enable long spans up to 30 feet
  • Located on 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in Manhattan
  • Contains 445,000gsf
  • Ground floor level is constructed covering the entire site with two separate high-rise structures above
  • North-side tower stands 14-stories tall
  • South-side tower stand 22-stories-tall
    • Located on the corner of 1st Avenue and East 46th Street in Manhattan’s Turtle Bay neighborhood
    • New 32-story center consists of the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey, associated departments, and residential lodging units
    • Foundation system comprised of a reinforced concrete mat under shear walls and spread footings under columns and foundation walls
    • Overall footprint of the site contains cellar and sub-cellar parking levels of below grade structure
    • A new 817-foot tall, residential tower overlooking Biscayne Bay
    • Project was conceived by British car maker Aston Martin in partnership with G and G Business Developments
    • Comprised of 69 stories and 1.5 million square feet
    • Residents will have access to an on-site helipad
    • A new 912-foot tall, 60-foot wide residential tower encompassing approximately 400,000sf
    • Comprised of high-end condominium units and amenity floors positioned above and retail at ground and second levels
    • Due to the high slenderness ratio, rigorous wind tunnel testing was implemented with the intention of using supplemental damping to control accelerations, serviceability deflections, and strength design of the building
    • The 3.5 million sf development consists of a large-scale outlet shopping mall, apartment buildings, and a hotel building
    • Comprises residential facilities including individual housing units and apartment buildings
    • Community support facilities will consist of schools, mosques, health clinics, government offices, recreation facilities, play grounds and open spaces/green areas.
    • The schools will service the educational needs of the 8,200 housing units
    • 12 elementary, 4 secondary, 2 elite and 1 special needs schools will be provided.
    • Brickell Flatiron is a new, 734-foot-tall condominium building
    • Condominium apartments of various sizes are located on floors 12 – 50, while the ground floor houses retail space, truck loading docks, transformer vaults, and elevator lobbies
    • A parking garage spans floors 2 – 12 with a setback at the 12th floor for the pool deck
    • The total area of this project is 1.3 million sf

    Awards

    • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Gold Award, Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services
    • Upon completion, 99 Hudson will be the tallest residential tower in New Jersey
    • Located at the south-west corner of Hudson Street and York Street in Jersey City, NJ
    • Close proximity to the Hudson River, allowing a view of the Hudson River and Manhattan skylines
    • The 915 ft tower is located at the east edge of the site, while the podium will cover about 40,000 sf of the entire project site
    • 900,000 sf of residential units, 30,000 sf of retail, 10,000 sf of residential lobbies, 12,000 sf of residential amenity spaces, and 320,000 sf (8 levels) of parking

    Awards

    • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) – Grand Award
    • 12-story high-end residential building with ground floor retail and below-grade parking
    • Adjacent to the New York City High Line
    • Structural design allows design architect to achieve curvilinear shapes throughout the building and fluid patterns of internal spaces
    • Project is designed to LEED Gold standards

    Awards

    • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards – Diamond Award, Building Technology Systems
    • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit
    • Engineering New Record (ENR) Global – Best Residential/Hospitality Project
    • Engineering News Record (ENR) New York – Best Residential/Hospitality Project
    • Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) New York Awards – Project of the Year
    • 6sqft – Building of the Year Award
    • A new 28-story, 162,000 sf luxury residential building in Downtown Brooklyn
    • Features two floors of retail, 5,000 sf of below-grade storage, and 135,000 sf of residential and amenity space above the third floor
    • Comprises of a concrete structure, and is expressed in the two architecturally exposed shear walls on the North and South sides that step out throughout the building’s height
    • Contains only 10 columns, and uses a thick 9½” slab to achieve a perimeter column spacing up to 25 feet
    • The thicker slab also allows for a long cantilevered slab edge, allowing the glass façade to gradually step out and enclose the balconies to mimic the shape of the exposed shear walls

     

    • Located in the Upper East Side Historic District
    • The eight building complex is being sold off for redevelopment
    • The new project consists of saving the street walls of 933-941 Madison Avenue and removing 943 Madison and the rear portion of 933 Madison along 74th Street
    • The Annex façade is being kept
    • The interiors are gutted with the façade braced during construction
    • The resulting shell is infilled with a new 8-story residential building of 73,000 sf
    • Centrally located in the Miami World Center development in Miami, FL
    • Architecturally inspired by Iguazu Falls in Brazil with unique floor plates and glass façade
    • Comprises of a reinforced concrete shear wall lateral support structure including a concrete belt truss to reduce the effect of wind induced torsion
    • Contains a gravity-load carrying structure utilizing post-tensioned concrete slabs and reinforced concrete columns
    • The need to create large, multi-story penetrations in the typical shear walls was one of the structural challenges
    • The building’s stiffness was greatly reduced and required more refined analysis techniques
    • The transition from a non-orthogonal column layout in the Tower to a column grid layout in the podium proved another structural challenge. Skymat, a large and elevated slab, was introduced to transfer column loads to columns below
    • Located between 41st and 42nd Streets along Fifth Avenue in New York City
    • The 10-story structure is modified and expanded to add four new floors on top of the existing building
    • Created 210,000 sf of space
    • A portion of the footprint is demolished to create an interior court
    • The final project is split into a south tower on 41st Street and a north tower on 42nd Street
    • Contains approximately 84 residential units
    • The existing ground floor houses the residential lobby and tenant spaces
    • Replaces a series of dilapidated commercial buildings in lower Manhattan with a new 20-story mixed-use structure
    • The site brackets the southwest corner of Broadway and Reade Streets, wrapping around a 6-story landmarked building
    • Features a number of setbacks at the upper floors, creating a series of terrace spaces for the residential and condominium units
    • Concrete flat-plate slab construction and concrete shear walls are utilized
    • Deep Foundations were necessary due to the close proximity of subway lines and the depth of existing rock
    • The ground and second floors contain retail space
    • Located on a prominent corner in Greenwich Village adjacent to the Sixth Avenue subway line
    • The existing 2-story structure is renovated to accommodate a 5-story addition
    • Creates 60,000 sf of occupable space
    • The existing second floor was removed and replaced with a new transfer structure
    • The 1960’s columns and foundations are reinforced to support new loads from the addition
    • Located on Third Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets in New York
    • A new 21-story, 266,000 sf residential/mixed-use building
    • Includes retail space, a health club, 234 rental units and 56 condominium units
    • Cellar and subcellar levels contain residential and retail amenities
    • The building sets back at the 16th floor and cantilevers out over adjacent properties at the 6th and 16th floors
    • The Third Avenue facade features three multi-storied dormers
    • Located in the NoHo Landmark District
    • A new 70,000 sf, eight-story residential building
    • Contains nine ultra-luxury loft units, a stone-walled garden, commercial space, cellar-level parking and two rooftop pools
    • The structure utilizes a cast-in-place concrete system
    • To maximize the parking count, one elevator pit is suspended from the ground floor
    • Located in New York’s Upper East Side
    • A 19-story luxury condominium building containing approximately 350,000 sf
    • Includes medical office space, a business center, outdoor garden, cellar and sub-cellar support facilities
    • Also includes a two-story parking garage
    • Located on Hudson and Renwick Streets in SoHo
    • An 11-story, 94,000 sf residential tower
    • Houses 64 condominium units
    • The first floor provides lobby and common functions
    • Terrace spaces are located on the ninth floor with balconies on floors 9 through 11
    • Awards:
      Boston Society of Architects – Citation for Design 2008
    • Located at the south end of Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan
    • A 33-story sleek glass residential tower that creates 152 luxury condominium units
    • Contains two basement sub-levels and features residential space as well as amenities that include a spa, conference center, a club room and lounge
    • Abstractly the building resembles a fractured shaft
    • The main facade tilts back from the base toward the summit, while a superimposed rectilinear plane provides order and harmony to the design
    • Clad in a two-tone blue-gray glass curtain wall system, the facade transforms with time, depending on the light
    • The largest application of an innovative glazing material in the commercial market
    • The Centria employs cast-in-place concrete slabs, beams, columns, and structural walls throughout the superstructure
    • High strength concrete is utilized at the superstructure to minimize column and wall sizes and provide the lateral rigidity required to resist wind and seismic loading
    • Awards:
      Building of America Award 2007
    • Located at 328-330 Spring Street in Manhattan
    • An 11-story, 85,000 sf building with 45 residential apartments and commercial/retail space on the ground level
    • Partial Space of the basement is saved for storage and mechanical equipment
    • This building adds a distinctive sculptural element to its SOHO neighborhood
    • Awards:
      New York Construction Annual Awards – Best of 2006
      Building of America Award 2007
    • Located at Astor Place, New York City
    • A $50 million, 21-story mixed-use office and residential condominium tower
    • The 120,000 sf complex contains 39 luxury residential loft units and 13,000 sf of retail space on the ground floor and below grade parking
    • The building’s curving gray-green glass facade spirals around a zinc grid like core, a structure that utilizes a reinforced concrete flat plate design
    • Awards:
      CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 2005
    • A 260,000 sf concrete flat plate building on Brooklyn Law School_s campus
    • Houses 400 students in 229 residential units
    • The 22-story building features a two-level below grade parking garage
    • Also includes a ground floor student center and a private reception hall on the top floor
    • The building facade features brick and masonry details highlighting balconies on the north and south elevations
    • Located on the corner of Third Avenue and 90th Street in New York City
    • A 350 feet tall, 30-story, 220,000 sf residential tower
    • The facade is a carefully sculpted form consisting of rhythmic ribbons in brick and glass
    • The interior spaces are exemplary models of classic and efficient New York apartment design
    • Constructed of cast in place reinforced concrete and features six rounded, cantilevered slab corners at each floor
    • The 6,800 sf floor-plate allows for 20 percent of its area to be cantilevered above the adjacent buildings
    • The main tower cantilevers 16 feet and 6 inches out from the six-story base above a four-story building to the west and 16 feet and 6 inches over a five-story structure to the north
    • The aggressive cantilevering plan is achieved by utilizing a massive 7th floor transfer that features seven 74-inch-deep concrete encased steel beams
    • Awards:
      ACEC New York – Gold Award, Structural Systems 2006
      Construction Communications – Top Project, Tri-State Area 2005
    • Located adjacent to an existing subway tunnel just north of 96th Street in NYC
    • A 22-story luxury residential building
    • The superstructure is a concrete flat slab with shear walls allowing for maximum flexibility
    • Features a landscaped rooftop and a column-free health club
    • Awards:
      New York Construction – Top Project of the Year 2009
    • A 30-story mixed-use complex, the second of two projects at the Lincoln Square in Manhattan
    • Consists of a 4-story, podium building and 26-story tower
    • The podium is a steel and concrete structure that houses retail functions
    • The tower is a steel structure that houses luxury residential units
    • 8,000 psi concrete is utilized, as well as composite steel and concrete transfer beams to pick-up tower columns above the retail space
    • Fast-tracked, with the structure topping out in less than seven months
    • A new residential project located in Manhattan
    • Contains 257,000 sf in two 14-story towers housing 300 residential units
    • A full BIM project designed and coordinated in REVIT
    • A fully certified LEED project
    • Located on the east side of Norfolk, off Delancey Street
    • Portions of the existing exterior walls are retained due to zoning regulations
    • Air rights have been purchased from adjacent buildings on Delancey
    • The design cantilevers a minimum of 15 feet over the adjacent buildings
    • The project totals 50,000 sf
    • Located on Park Avenue between East 90th and East 89th Streets in Manhattan’s Upper East Side
    • A boutique 17-story condominium, consisting of 11 majestic homes
    • The superstructure consists of cast-in-place concrete and is supported on a foundation mat
    • The 47,000 sf building has one set back above the 15th floor
    • The project is LEED Certified
    • A new 19-story ultra-luxury residential building located in Manhattan_s West Chelsea neighborhood
    • The elevator and stair cores for the tower are centrally located and effectively divide the building into east and west halves
    • The eastern half of the ground floor features a large landscaped drive-in entry with a column-free area
    • The western half of contains column free gallery space
    • Significant transfer structures at the third floor are used to relocate columns from the residential tower above
    • The eastern transfer employs hangers to carry the second floor slab
    • Contains one basement level with attended parking
    • Located between 44th and 45th Streets along the east side of 11th Avenue
    • A 1,033,000 sf complex
    • Includes multiple structures of varying heights and uses
    • A mid-block structure steps up to ten stories
    • The structures accommodate market-rate residential units
    • Along 45th Street the buildings are 12 and 14-stories tall and this structure accommodates an affordable housing component
    • The structure situated by the Amtrak Rail Line is 14-stories and required to transfer out over the rail lines
    • A parking garage is located below grade at the western section of the site
    • The project utilizes a mixture of cast concrete and block and plank structure
    • Located in the Bronx, New York
    • Includes two residential buildings totaling 144,000 sf
    • Building A, contains 96 apartment units on nine above-grade floors
    • One cellar level accommodates parking for approximately 25 cars
    • The 106,000 sf building steps back at the seventh floor to create two penthouse floors and rooftop terraces
    • Building B, contains 30 apartment units on eight above-grade floors
    • The cellar level is partially excavated and provides for the building mechanical areas
    • The 38,000 sf building steps back at the seventh floor to create two penthouse units and roof top terraces
    • The project also includes retaining wall design at both sites
    • Located on the former site of J. Fennimore Cooper Junior High School on Fifth Avenue
    • A 31-story, 365,000 sf mixed-use building
    • Creates a luxury residence space for the revitalized Harlem neighborhood
    • Includes residential condominiums, rental units and a two-story 2,000-seat assembly hall for Bethel Gospel Assembly
    • Two levels of below grade parking are also included
    • Located adjacent to the historic former Remar Bakery building, which was originally constructed in 1919
    • Phase 2 of this project consists of a new two-story, 80,000 sf wood frame structure containing 36 residential loft units
    • The lateral system consists of plywood shear walls and horizontal diaphragms
    • The foundation system utilizes a stiffened reinforced concrete mat to resist underlying expansive soils
    • A 47-story condominium tower and a 6-story contiguous podium/garage structure
    • The podium levels facility contain various recreational amenities with lap pool, tennis courts and putting green
    • The structural system for the tower is comprised of reinforced concrete columns with flat plate, post-tensioned slabs
    • The foundation system is comprised of three-to-four-foot diameter drilled pier shafts, approximately 130 feet in length
    • Reinforced concrete shear walls provide the lateral system
    • 18-inch-deep structural steel coupling beams are designed to to address the corridor openings through the shear walls
    • The shear walls are designed as coupled shear walls with structural steel beams serving as the coupling link between two otherwise tall and slender wall piers
    • This allowed the reduction of the number of shear walls to only two in the narrow direction and allowed for greater architectural flexibility in the unit layouts
    • A new 800,000 sf residential tower located in Jersey City, New Jersey
    • The 700-foot, 70-story tower contains a 9-story podium
    • The podium includes a landscaped pool deck at the top of the podium, parking, amenity spaces, a large entrance lobby, and retail at the ground level

    Awards

    • Architizer A+ Awards – People’s Choice, High-Rise Residential
    • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) Awards – Grand Award
    • A new oceanfront condominium luxury tower in Bal Harbour, Florida
    • 28 stories tall containing 239 ultra-luxury residences
    • Includes ocean-view and bay-view residences on the first 4 floors
    • Amenities include a grand lobby, full spa, restaurant, two pools, and tennis courts
    • Also includes two levels of underground parking as well as multiple elevel security access
    • A 225,000 sf 18-story residential development
    • Comprises 13 levels of luxury apartments above dramatic lobby spaces and residential facilities, including a spa, fitness centre and sub-grade parking level
    • The tower_s base is a tranquil natural landscape of native planting, grasses and lily ponds
    • The building is raised up on architecturally exposed, polished concrete columns, allowing the landscape to pass beneath the building and help to cool the entrance spaces
    • Appearing to float on water, the atrium is connected, by a series of paths, to four individual glazed lift lobby pavilions
    • The apartments feature generous full-height living spaces and are oriented to maximize views of the ocean
    • A 1,200,000 sf, 47-story building located on the Miami River, Florida
    • The first of three residential towers in a new, gated community in downtown Miami
    • Each building has panoramic views of the city and of Brickell Key including Biscayne Bay
    • Houses a total of 450 condominium units, an 8-story above ground parking garage, and 10,000 sf of retail space on the ground floor
    • Penthouses on the top floor are designed for sky lofts with 12-foot ceilings
    • Provides luxury resort-style amenities including: pool, Jacuzzi, party room, concierge service, valet services, and security guard service
    • The 13.5-acre village also features gardens, fountains, tennis courts, recreation centers, shops, and restaurants
    • 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

    Images courtesy of Florida East Coast Realty

    • 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
    • Consists of two, 6-story reinforced flat-plate concrete buildings
    • The seismic lateral system consists of cast-in-place shear walls in the short direction and moment frames in the long direction, with reinforced masonry used for the exterior walls
    • Parking is provided below the occupied levels on a grade-supported slab
    • Also includes a timber frame one-story restaurant and reception building, which was constructed above the cast-in-place cistern structure
    • The two buildings overlook their own landscaped pool areas and the beach
    • A new 430,000 square foot luxury condo development in Manhattan
    • Development includes a 69-story, 950-foot residential tower to the south and an 18-story “Villa” to the north
    • Main tower measures 53-feet-wide and 128-feet-long with a plan area of approximately 7500 square feet
    • Slenderness ratio exceeds 18:1
    • Structural system includes a Tuned-Mass-Damper (TMD)

    Awards

    • Greater New York Construction User Council (GNYCUC) Chairman’s Award
    • Located on West Street between Joseph P. Ward and Rector Streets in lower Manhattan
    • A new $600 million, 64-story, 780 foot tall tower
    • Contains approximately 500,000 gsf
    • Houses 280 residential units, 155 hospitality guest rooms, two levels of parking, lobby amenity areas and a green roof
    • A pedestrian bridge spans West Street, linking the building to the southern part of Wall Street
    • The design incorporates a fluid viscous damper to control movement
    • The project is LEED Gold-certified

    Awards

    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit
    • Located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District
    • A new 60-story, 780-foot tall residential tower
    • The 260,000 sf project cantilevers the neighboring 6-story building and includes two below-grade levels
    • The structural system is comprised of cast-in-place concrete slabs and columns with lateral load resisting shear wall cores

    Awards

    • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Excellence Awards – Silver Award, Structural Systems
    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit
    • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Honors Award
    • National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) – Excellence Award
    • A mixed-use development situated in Downtown Brooklyn, bounded by Schermerhorn Street, Flatbush Avenue, Third Avenue, and Livingston Street
    • Rises roughly 563 feet and containing 53 stories
    • Among the tallest buildings in Brooklyn
    • Contains 570,000sf of residential space, 60,000sf of retail space, parking, and amenity space including a fitness center, media lounges, and landscaped terraces
    • Subway tunnels run beneath much of the site

    Awards

    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit
    • A 1.8 million sf project in downtown Brooklyn designed and constructed in 2 phases
    • Contains retail, office, and residential space
    • Phase 1, located on the south-end of the site adjacent to the subway tunnel under Fulton Street, creates a 4-story, 50,000sf retail center
    • Phase 2 adds an additional 660,000sf of retail and office space, a 30-story, 225,000sf residential tower that contains affordable housing, and a 42-story, 335,000sf residential tower that contains market-rate housing

    Awards

    • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Awards – Finalist, Excellence in Mixed Use Development
    • Located on River Terrace in the northern section of Battery Park City facing the Hudson River
    • A 31-story, 580,000 sf luxury residential tower
    • Provides 320 condominiums as well as Battery Park City’s first library facility
    • Contains one level of parking below grade
    • The fifth LEED project undertaken in Battery Park City

    Awards

    • American Institute of Architecture Design Awards – Gold Award, Structural Systems
    • Building of America Award
    • Located on Site 18B at the southern tip of Battery Park City, adjacent to Tear Drop Park
    • A 24-story, 299,000 sf residential tower
    • Offers 253 condominium units plus retail stores and fitness facilities
    • The first privately financed large-scale residential project undertaken in the downtown area since the collapse of the World Trade Center
    • The first to achieve a LEED Platinum rating in Battery Park City
    • Awards:
      New York Construction Awards – Best of 2006
    • Located on Site 19B in Battery Park City overlooking Tear Drop Park
    • A 25-story, 350,000 sf residential building
    • Contains 264 rental apartments and 55 parking spaces
    • Due to poor soil conditions, the building is supported on numerous 12-inch diameter 200-ton piles
    • The piles extend through the landfill and bear directly on the bedrock below
    • The building is a LEED certified Gold building
    • McGraw Hill Construction (New York Construction) – Top Projects of 2005-2006

    • 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
    • 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
    • Designed in 1907 by Cass Gilbert to function as an office building
    • During the September 11th attacks, the building suffered significant damage and was completely gutted by fire
    • The 23-story building is restored and converted to residential use
    • Consists of a lower section of granite, the bulk of which is clad in various types of ornate terra cotta, with the upper portion of the building topped with a multistory copper mansard
    • These unique feature elements are restored to their original luster
    • The building’s structure consists of a steel frame supporting flat terra arch slabs
    • The beams and girders are rolled shapes and columns are typically constructed as built-up box shapes
    • With the collapse of the World Trade Center, the building suffered damage due to impact, fire, and subsequent smoke exposure
    • Large areas of the north façade and adjacent structural framing were damaged, however, the building was structurally sound and the subsequent work was generally cosmetic in nature
    • The building received a National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation
    • Awards:
      ACEC New York – Gold Award, Structural Systems 2005
      New York Construction Annual Awards – Best Adaptive Reuse 2005
      New York Construction Top Projects – Top Projects of 2004-2005
    • Located adjacent to the Boston Public Garden in historic Park Plaza
    • A 20-story residential building containing three below grade parking levels, a ground floor plaza and retail level, and 231 condominium units on 17 floors
    • The building’s 550,000 sf provides for 94,000 sf of parking garage and 466,000 sf of residential space
    • Parking consists of cast-in-place foundation wall constructed using conventional methods, a mat slab foundation system and concrete columns and slabs
    • The building superstructure is concrete framed with a primary transfer slab at the third floor
    • Two secondary transfer slabs at floors 9 and 16 accommodate column setbacks
    • Awards:
      IMI Team Connecticut – IMI New England Regional Golden Trowel Award, Residential Category (Commercial Projects) 2008
    • Situated on four non-adjacent sites located between East Second Street, Stanton Street, the Bowery and Chrystie Street in New York City
    • A prototype project, which is the result of an innovative collaboration between state, city, non-profit and private organizations
    • Contains over 750,000 sf of residential, retail and parking facilities
    • Phase I, the main building, is a 14-story structure that provides a residential component, the Chinatown YMCA community/athletic center and 85,000 sf of retail space
    • The additional three buildings are smaller and contain a variety of residential types, divided between luxury and middle-income units
    • The complex contains 708 apartments
    • Awards:
      McGraw Hill Construction (New York Construction) – Top Projects of 2005-2006
    • A 14-story residential buiding housing 104 residential units with a landscaped courtyard and ground floor retail
    • Street façades are composed entirely of glass to take advantage of river and city views
    • The building construction is composed of reinforced flat plate slabs with columns and shear walls, to resist wind and seismic loads
    • The building is supported on a pile foundation
    • The high water table and 100-year flood requirements at the site required the cellar slab and foundation walls be designed to resist hydrostatic pressure
    • Awards:
      Boston Society of Architects – Design Excellence 2006
    • Constructed in 1884 and functioned as America’s first cancer hospital until the 1970’s
    • The brick and wood frame structure remained vacant until this project’s major restoration, adaptive reuse, and expansion in 2004
    • The original five-story building underwent a complete exterior restoration, including re-pointing of brickwork and refurbishment of ornamental stonework
    • The interior structure is completely demolished and rebuilt in concrete to accommodate a new program
    • The project transforms the historic hospital into a multi-family residential project containing 17 units and creating a 25-story addition containing 81 units
    • The tower structure utilizes conventional concrete construction
    • Awards:
      ACEC New York – Gold Award, Structural Systems 2005
      New York Landmarks Conservancy – Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, Architectural & Historic Preservation 2005
      CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 2004
    • Located on Columbia University’s campus in Manhattan
    • A 12-story, 171,000 sf mixed-use building
    • Contains retail space, a K-8 school and Columbia University Faculty Housing
    • The combination of retail, school and residential created several design challenges
    • A complex zoning lot merger, transfer of air rights, and intensive public review process were required to gain the required approvals
    • Involves three distinct clients and a long list of specialty sub-consultants
    • The building is partially built above a two-story bank building, which was kept operational throughout the entire construction period
    • Awards:
      New York Construction Awards – Best of Merit/Mixed-Use 2003
    • Located at Summer Street in downtown Stamford, Connecticut
    • A new 17-story, 375,000 sf luxury residential condominium tower containing 93 residences
    • Includes a three level parking garage, one floor of amenities, including a health club, pool, lounge, wine cellar and library
    • Has 12-inch thick foundation walls, the superstructure is concrete flat slab
    • A steel frame mansard roof tops the structure
    • 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
    • Includes the renovation of the exising 88,000 sf, 38-story commercial tower into residential use
    • Due to the large number of slab penetrations, DeSimone executed a load test program to exploit the structure’s high floor load capacity
    • The majority of the openings are installed without supplemental framing, providing a huge cost savings for the owner
    • Several new stair openings are carefully threaded through the upper floors to avoid disturbing signature transfer members that frame the tower setbacks
    • Located in Manhattan’s NoHo District on cobble-stoned Bond Street
    • Creates a ten-story, 90,000 sf luxury residential building in the center of one of the city’s most iconic downtown neighborhoods
    • Provides 27 condominium units, four through-building duplex townhouses, and a unique penthouse structure surrounded by a landscaped roof garden
    • The project strives to blur the distinction between residential and hotel living, to create a new genre of urban living
    • Conceptually, the structural elements appear to be dipped in molten glass
    • The curved luminescent coating over the entire structure creates the illusion of a monolithic core that is lit from within
    • The precise detailing of the all-glass façade required the structure be designed to more stringent tolerances than are found on typical projects
    • The penthouse structure rises nearly twenty feet above the main roofline
    • Fronting the building is a 22-foot high, 140-foot long cast aluminum gate
    • The gate’s design is derivative of the graffiti that originally adorned the site
    • The use of this motif rethreads the neighborhood’s contextualism into the design
    • A new mixed-use development situated on the high-profile corner of Houston and Bowery in Manhattan’s East Village
    • The project is designed and constructed in two phases
    • Phase I includes a nine-story 246,000 sf building along Houston Street
    • Phase II creates an additional 128,000 sf of residential, retail and parking space on East First Street directly north of Phase I
    • Located on a 14-acre brownfield site in downtown Flushing, Queens
    • A 3,300,000 sf mixed-use complex including 1,200 residential apartments, and more than 900,000 sf of retail and parking
    • Combines a full-block, three level retail base with residential units located above
    • The six 11-story condominium towers sit 70 feet above street level and are situated around the perimeter of an elevated park
    • The residential buildings feature a mix of apartments
    • Podium levels are framed using structural steel, while the towers above are concrete clad in glass panel wall
    • Awards:
      New York Construction – Top Project for 2008
    • A 1 million sf, 67-story, 700-ft tall mixed-use residential development
    • Contains 306 luxury condominium units, including 14 townhouses lining the pool deck, a 48-room boutique hotel tower in addition to a street level retail component
    • Each podium floor contains 34,000 sf while the tower floors above contain 13,000 sf
    • The superstructure consists primarily of post-tension slabs poured monolithically with columns and shear walls
    • The building is supported on an auger-cast pile foundation system
    • Awards:
      CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 2009
      CTBUH – Best Top Buildings Award 2009
    • Consists of three separate structures: a 579,000 sf, 40-story residential tower, a 5-story town home building and a 125,000 sf precast parking garage for 360 vehicles
    • The residential tower is constructed with cast-in-place concrete flat slabs with shear walls providing lateral load resistance
    • The roof of the low-rise wing supports a swimming pool and amenity area for residents
    • The western elevation of the building presents unprecedented views of the Manhattan skyline to this Avalon Bay Community
    • Awards:
      McGraw Hill Construction (New York Construction) – Top Projects of 2005-2006
    • Situated directly north of the Ritz Carlton Residences, Battery Park City
    • The structure consists of reinforced concrete columns and slabs with concrete shear walls around the elevators and stairs to resist wind and earthquake forces
    • The LEED Gold Certified building was designed to meet both New York State and Battery Park City Green Guidelines
    • At 65 stories and 750 feet tall, this project contains approximately 1,800,000 sf of space
    • Includes 516 luxury condominium units on 47 floors, 70,000 sf of office space , 15,000 sf of retail, and parking
    • The residential lobby is 18 feet above ground and there is a separate lobby and porte-cochere for the office spaces
    • Penthouse apartments are located on the top five floors
    • The building also features a lagoon pool and recreation deck, as well as a 7,000 sf state-of-the-art fitness center
    • Foundations are 122-feet deep auger cast piles
    • The structure consists of pre-stressed slabs and large, highly efficient shear walls
    • Awards:
      Southeast Construction – Top Projects Award, High Rise 2006
    • Located west of Tenth Avenue on two parcels of land between 51st and 53rd Streets in New York City
    • Consists of two 25-story residential towers
    • Bordering the North Tower ot the East are a four-story theater and retail facility including a three-story condominium structure above
    • Consists of approximately 677,000 sf of new concrete construction built on top of a platform spanning over two existing Amtrak rail lines
    • The project is LEED Certified and blends the benefits of a green complex with the amenities of luxury rental apartments, while keeping the overall cost low
    • The site includes over 13,000 sf of landscaped outdoor space accessible to the public
    • Awards:
      ACEC New York – Platinum Award, Structural System 2007
      New York Construction – Top Projects of 2006-2007
      New York Construction – Best of 2007
      Residential Magazine – Green Building Award, New York Development 2007
    • Located on 11th Avenue in New York City
    • A new residential building containing 170,000 sf and 22 stories
    • The first floor and mezzanine consist of a residential lobby and an art gallery
    • The basement level provides amenity space and an Olympic-size swimming pool
    • Remaining floors are dedicated to residential units
    • A private terrace is on the second floor, while the top three penthouse levels step back along the rear facade

    Awards

    • American Institute of Architecture Design Awards – Gold Award, Structural Systems
    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit
    • 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 on the corner of Market Street and 20th Street in Oakland, California
    • Comprises sixteen three-story townhouses
    • Within the 16 units, there are five unique types of configurations
    • The basic construction type is Type V, wood frame with Hardy frame shear panels
    • The Hardy frames are introduced to minimize seismic deflections and to allow for large aperture openings
    • There is only a five-inch separation gap between each structure
    • The foundations are individual slabs on grade with shallow footings
    • Located on the site of the Queens Family Courthouse in Jamaica
    • The 12-story residential building has rental units, a community facility, and commercial space
    • The 1928 façade of the courthouse is incorporated into the project design and was maintained during the demolition and construction phase
    • The building contains 453,000 sf, including two below-grade levels to accommodate parking, storage, and mechanical systems
    • The structure consists of structural steel with precast concrete plank for the second floor and lower levels, as well as the frontage
    • The remaining structure is brick composite bearing wall with precast concrete plank
    • As an environmentally responsible project, the building is LEED Silver Certified
    • Located on Site 3 in Battery Park City in New York
    • Contains 486,000 sf
    • Composed of three primary components: a 32-story residential condominium building, a four-story maintenance facility and ground floor retail space
    • The 437,000 sf residential tower contains 250 condominium units as well as a health club, support and public spaces
    • The 42,500 sf maintenance facility provides space for the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
    • Also incorporates a full-basement parking garage, which utilizes a pressure slab and ramp access
    • Fast-tracked and designed in accordance with LEED Platinum Rating Guideline
    • Awards:
      New York Construction – Award of Merit (Green Building) 2009
      New York Construction – Top Projects of 2006-2007
      Green Building Award (Development NY – Residential Magazine) 2007
    • Located in East Village, New York
    • The third of a four building complex in the area
    • Contains 128,000 sf of residential, retail and parking facilities
    • Located on Amsterdam Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets in New York City
    • Contains 403,800 gross square feet
    • Composes of a 44-story residential building, a four-story community facility and below-grade parking, mechanical and storage space
    • The residential tower and parking structure is constructed of reinforced cast-in-place concrete slabs, columns and walls, with a dual lateral system consisting of shear walls and slab frames
    • The community facility is constructed of structural steel framing and concrete metal deck, with braced frame lateral system
    • Both buildings’ foundations consist of spread footings that bear on 8 sf rock
    • Awards:
      New York Construction – Top Project of the Year 2009
    • Occupies a full city block in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood
    • Involves the transformation of a pre-civil war brick warehouse into an ultra modern 136,000 sf residential/loft complex
    • Creates forty new luxury loft units
    • Combines the renovation and conversion of the six story masonry, timber structure with a new 14-story glass tower that rises from the center of the building
    • The ground floor creates high-end retail space and a residential lobby
    • The second level contains 14,000 sf of office space
    • The 12 levels above contain residential condominium units
    • The uppermost floors feature large balconies and wrap-around terraces that offer 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline
    • Awards:
      – 2008 ACEC New York – Platinum Award (Structural Systems)
    • Located on 23rd Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan
    • The site sits next to and under the High Line historic railway district, which bisects the site
    • Contains 14 floors and 45,000 sf of high-end residential space that features generous ceiling heights and expansive column-free zones
    • The building has a single-story basement level, a ground floor gallery space, and loft floors above
    • Above the fourth floor, the structure begins to project outward, creating an undulating façade that cantilevers over the High Line
    • The building’s south façade features an expressed structural diagonal that serves to hang the cantilevered floors from above from the interior columns
    • LEED Gold-certified

    Awards

    • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Diamond Award, Structural Systems
    • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National Engineering Excellence Awards – National Recognition Award
    • American Institute of Architecture (AIA) National Design Awards – Merit Award
    • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Ideas2 Awards – National Certificate of Recognition
    • CTBUH Tall Building Awards – Finalist, Best Tall Building
    • National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) Excellence Awards – Outstanding Project, New Buildings $10 million to $30 Million Category
    • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Finalist, Under $30 Million Category
    • 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
    • When completed, the 596-foot tower was the tallest building in Brooklyn
    • Creates 845,000 sf of new construction
    • Creates a new residential tower that contains residential space, retail, and parking
    • Stands 57 stories tall and creates 825 apartments and 330 below grade parking spaces

    Awards

    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit
    • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) – Honors Award
    • Located on the Oakland/Emeryville border in California
    • Adds 79 rental units to an existing 93 unit live and work complex
    • Bakery Lofts 3 is comprised of two buildings
    • The 45,000 sf North building consists of 37 rental units and five commercial units
    • The 20,400 sf South building includes 24 rental units
    • Bakery Lofts 4 is comprised of a single 24,000 sf structure and contains 18 rental units and a café
    • The structures are wood-framed and stand three to four stories tall
    • Creates 89,400 sf of new construction
    • A 765,000 sf mixed-use development a State Street in Connecticut
    • Revitalizes a 1.5 acre site directly across from the State Street train station near the New Haven Green
    • Consists of a six-story podium housing retail, daycare, parking, and a 26-story tower containing 500 apartments.
    • 10% of the tower is designated for affordable housing
    • Awards:
      New York Construction – Top Project of the Year 2009
    • Situated at the intersection of 32nd Street and Sixth Avenue in New York City
    • Contains a 48-story, 377,000 sf residential tower with two cellar levels below grade
    • The building height requires the use of structural wind tunnel testing to accurately estimate the wind impact on the building and corresponding structural accelerations
    • Located in Jersey City, New Jersey
    • A residential complex containing 600,000 sf
    • Consists of two distinct twin 48-story towers that sit atop a single ten-story podium structure that spans the site
    • The podium provides parking and the 11th floor of the podium contains a landscaped roof terrace
    • The towers above provide apartment units
    • Adjacent to the tower, two floors and 35,000 sf are added atop the Double Tree Hotel

    Awards

    • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association Awards – Special Recognition Award
    • 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 pre-existing seven-story building was constructed in 1870 as the Tiffany and Company jewelry store
    • In 1953, the original, ornate cast-iron exterior was covered over with a new brick façade
    • Additional modifications occurred in 1980
    • The new renovation converted the existing structure into luxury apartments
    • Portions of the existing floors were removed and replaced at new elevations, providing intermediate levels
    • Six new floors were added to the top of the building
    • The new glass façade highlights the original cast iron structure
    • Located in Weehawken, New Jersey
    • A 525,000 sf, mixed-use commercial building containing nine stories
    • The first phase of the project addresses 230,000 sf
    • Contains parking, retail space and a partial roof garden
    • Also includes a vehicular bridge at level three, which links the building to transit parking to the north
    • Phase II involves floors six through ten, and accommodates a sport hotel and condominium units
    • Located on Hayward Place in Boston, Massachusetts
    • A 498,300 sf project consisting of a 14-story residential L-shaped building with two below grade levels
    • Includes retail, residential space and parking
    • Special structural design was required due to an MBTA tunnel and an MBTA easement on the site
    • A 1,421 acres, mixed-use complex located in Dalian, China
    • The site is located adjacent to the city’s Central Business District, within a parcel of land known as Eastern Port area of Zhongshan District
    • An area for commercial, residential, and tourism uses, including developments of waterside leisure, high-end retail, and ocean-view apartments
    • A new subway station is located at almost the mid-point of the site
    • The location of the new station is considered to be the primary asset for this site
    • 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 cobblestoned Water Street in Brooklyn’s historic DUMBO district
    • Creates 140,000 sf of luxury residential and parking space
    • Consists of two eight-story structures rising above two full-site parking levels and a central elevated courtyard
    • A two-story penthouse rises above the main roof, cantilevering out towards the East River with views of Manhattan
    • The building’s principal architectural presence consists mainly of finely-detailed exposed cast-in-place colored concrete
    • The cast-in-place concrete façade doubles as the structural lateral-force-resisting system, with punched openings through shear walls housing the window frames

    Awards

    • Concrete Industry Board Awards (CIB) – Award of Merit
    • Located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • A mixed-use, 12-story building with four basement levels
    • Below grade levels contain 300,000 sf and accommodate approximately 673 cars
    • Above grade, the building contains 375,000 sf and includes office, residential and retail functions
    • The building has a maximum height of 70 meters
    • A combined school and dormitory stacked structure
    • Houses retail space, dormitory space, and academic space for a total of 325,610 gsf
    • Dissimilarities between the dormitory and academic program space planning require a complex structural transfer system be utilized at the interface of the two programs
    • A focal point building for the campus life of the New School
    • Serves as a model for sustainable design in New York City
    • LEED Gold-certified

    Awards

    • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC NY) – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
    • American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Committee on the Environment Awards – Top Green Project
    • American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Design Awards – Architecture Merit Award
    • Concrete Industry Board Awards – Award of Merit
    • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Awards – Honors Winner
    • North American Copper in Architecture Award
    • Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Global Awards for Excellence, Finalist
    • 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
    • Located at the former site of the Grand Bay Hotel in Miami, Florida
    • Accomplishes the first and tallest twisting towers in the Western Hemisphere
    • Features two towers rising 20 stories above a lush, landscaped 2-story podium
    • Each tower rotates up to 39 degrees and includes 40-foot interior spans with up to 20-foot cantilevers
    • The core consists of composite shear walls to resist the torque generated by the sloping columns
    • The first LEED Gold Certified residential buildings in Miami-Dade county

    Awards

    • USGBC – South Florida Region Gala Verde Award – Most Outstanding Green Residential
    • Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards – Building of the Year Southeast
    • Architizer A+ Engineering Awards – Jury Winner & People’s Choice
    • Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards – Best Luxury Condominium
    • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Engineers Choice
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Miami-Dade Awards – Project of the Year, Honorable Mention
    • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
    • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Honors Award
    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit, Out of Area
    • National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) Awards – Excellence in Structural Engineering
    • Located on Amsterdam Avenue in New York City
    • A 236-unit, 20-story residential rental building with one cellar below-grade and retail space on the ground floor
    • The structural system consists of exterior sloping concrete columns at the perimeter of the building, creating a three dimensional exoskeleton

    Awards

    • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National Excellence Awards – National Recognition Award
    • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Regional Excellence Awards – Diamond Award, Structural Systems
    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit
    • National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) – Excellence Award
    • Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) New York Awards – Award of Excellence
    • World Architecture News Awards – Shortlist, Residential Category
    • Located at East 28th Street and Park Avenue South in Manhattan
    • A 475,000 sf, 510 foot tall 41-story residential tower
    • Accommodates residential, residential lobby, retail, fitness, basement, and subway entry spaces
    • The building utilizes concrete construction with a glass curtain wall system
    • The complex shape of the building resulted in varying slab edges from floor to floor

    Awards

    • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit
    • Located in Jersey City, New Jersey
    • A 40 story 450,000 sf residential tower and podium expansion
    • Two additional levels of parking and a new pool deck are added on top of the existing podium as well

    Awards

    • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) Awards – Merit Award
    • Located at the corner of Box Street and Manhattan Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
    • Creates two affordable residential low-rise towers on top of a one-story parking and retail floor at the ground level
    • Both towers are seven stories tall
    • Includes approximately 10,000 sf of basement floor along Manhattan Avenue
    • At the second floor there is an accessible courtyard between the buildings
    • Has a setback at the seventh floor allowing for private terraces along Clay Street, Manhattan Ave, and Box Street
    • The Box street has a shared terrace at the 8th floor roof
    • A residential building located in Willimasburg, Brooklyn
    • House residential space and below-grade parking
    • The structure employs Girder-Slab framing with precast plank for gravity loads and concrete cores to resist lateral loads
    • The ground floor transfer slab removes columns to maximize parking
    • Located in Fort Lee, New Jersey
    • Two high-rise residential towers located on the north and south edges of future public green space
    • Divided into 2 phases for the North Tower and South Tower
    • The North Tower houses residential space, a restaurant and parking in a free-standing five-story structure
    • The South Tower houses residential space, a café, gallery space, a cinema, and parking in a second free-standing five-story structure
    • All of the buildings are constructed at grade without cellar levels
    • The project adds 1.7 million sf of new construction to the Fort Lee waterfront

    Awards

    • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) – Merit Award, High Rise (South Tower)
    • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) – Award of Merit, High-Rise Development (North Tower)
    • Located in Long Island City, New York
    • Parcel A, comprises a 37-story residential development containing 675,000 sf
    • Contains retail, parking, amenity spaces and residential units
    • Parcel B consists of a 32-story residential development containing 272,000 sf
    • The ground floor accommodates retail and amenity spaces
    • All the floors above the ground floor house residential units
    • Located between Second and Third Avenues in New York
    • A 65-story tower containing 475,000 sf of residential floor area and 75,000 sf of retail space
    • Consists of 93 condos atop 173 rentals, and retail space
    • “Sky Garden” and amenities are located on floors 27 and 43
    • Mechanical spaces occupy top floors of the building
    • Located at One Franklin Street in Boston, Massachusetts
    • Includes the consturction of a new 1,048,382 sf residential tower and renovation of Filene’s Department Store
    • A connecting atrium is created between the two buildings
    • The tower ncludes 500 luxury condominiums, and up to 190,000 square feet of retail
    • The tower will be Boston’s fourth tallest building

    Awards

    • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Honors Award
    • Located on an entire city block in Flushing, New York
    • A 1.98 million sf mixed-use project
    • Consists of residential condominiums, retail space, offices, an YMCA, an open plaza area, and parking
    • Located in Surfside, Miami, Florida on a 600-foot-long stretch of beach
    • Three towers making up 1.3 million sf
    • Portions of the original buildings are incorporated into the new design
    • The historic buildings were lifted from their foundations and held in place, while the new structure was built, then lowered onto a new foundation structure

    Awards

    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit (Out of Area)
    • 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

    • Located in Jersey City, New Jersey
    • A 548,000 sf, 50-story rental property
    • There is an existing 1-story retail space, built during the first phase

    About the Project

    • Located on Lovejoy Wharf in Boston
    • A 14-story residential project
    • Consists of residential units and 8,000 sf retail space
    • Contains 238,000 sf
    • Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid’s first skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere
    • A 1.3 million sf residential project along the Biscayne Bay waterfront
    • A 62-story, 705-ft high-rise tower
    • Includes a podium structure housing ground-level retail, parking, and an amenity deck on the top level
    • The tower portion contains a mix of duplex, half and full floor units, residential amenities, a rooftop helicopter pad, and a private lounge
    • The lateral load resisting system is comprised of a concrete shear wall core in tandem with a sculpted reinforced concrete exoskeleton
    • The gravity load resisting system utilizes concrete post-tensioned slabs

    Awards

    • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) – Excellence in Engineering Awards
    • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Diamond Award, Structural Systems
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Miami-Dade Awards – Project of the Year, Category III
    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit
    • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) – Honors Award
    • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) – Award of Excellence, Best Tall Building, 200-299 Meters
    • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) – Award of Excellence, Structural Engineering
    • Engineering New Record (ENR) Global Best Projects – Best Specialty Construction
    • Engineering News Record (ENR) Southeast Regional Best Projects – Award of Merit, Safety
    • Engineering News Record (ENR) Southeast Regional Best Projects – Best Project, Residential
    • Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAoI) Excellence Awards – Finalist
    • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) – Excellence Award, New Building
    • A 60-story, 800,000 sf residential tower
    • Part of the Manhattan West mixed-use development which includes office, residential and cultural components
    • The superstructure of the residential tower consists of cast-in-place concrete bearing on a combination of caissons and spread footings
    • The project is LEED Gold-certified

    Awards

    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit

     

    About the Project

    • A new 640 feet residential tower adjacent to the Miami River
    • Contains a 260-foot tall podium structure with the ground floor utilized for pick-up and drop-off area and parking levels
    • Tower consists of residential units, a restaurant, concierge, parking, amenities deck and back of house
    • Structurally challenging due to extremely tight site footprint
    • Challenges include creating13-feet-tall parking levels to accommodate double-stack parking lifts as well as vehicular elevators to replace ramps due to the small foor print
    • The first building in Miami to have a slenderness ratio of 1:17 and feature a tuned mass damper

    About the Project

    • A 127,000 sf residential project with 121 units
    • A new 23-story building with one basement level replaces an existing 10-story parking garage
    • Includes ground floor retail, and amenities on basement and 23rd levels
    • Setbacks and terraces at the 2nd, 6th, and 23rd floors
    • A 330,000 sf super high-rise residential project in Midtown Manhattan
    • Consists of a 62-story tower, a 10-story structure, and 3 below-grade levels
    • Rises at 715 feet with a 4,000 sf footprint slender ratio of 16.5:1
    • A luxury condominium building with a restaurant, pool and roof deck
    • The structure primarily consists of a rigid central core with eight perimeter columns in the tower
    • Belt trusses at the two intermediate mechanical floors and a hat truss at the roof
    • With close proximity to many landmark structures, this project involves ULURP and Landmark approvals

    Awards

    • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit
    • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Honors Award

    About the Project

    • A 1.4 million sf, three 21-story residential tower development
    • Each tower features sculpted perimeter columns coming down to a three-story landscaped podium
    • The lateral system is composed of concrete shear walls coupled with link beams
    • The slabs is designed as a post-tensioned system
    • The roof of the podium has a swimming pool and landscape areas with up to 5ft of soil for planters

    About the Project

    • Located in downtown Stamford
    • Occupies almost an entire city block, left empty for 30 years after a stalled development in 1984
    • 708,000 sf of new construction and resuse of a 2-level concrete parking garage
    • Consists of a 220,000 sf concrete podium structure with one basement level of parking, mixed-use spaces, landscaped courtyard, and an outdoor pool
    • Podium supports a 5-story, 488,000 sf wood-framed residential tower on top
    • Located on the southwestern end of New Providence in the Bahamas
    • An eight-story, 170,000 sf oceanfront residential building
    • Adds to the existing Albany Marina Residences
    • Includes a lobby, 14,000 sf parking, and 8,000 sf retail on the first floor

    Awards

    • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit, Out of Area
    • Engineering News Record (ENR) Global Best Project Awards – Award of Merit