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  • 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
  • Historic three-story building originally built in 1907 was carefully dismantled and reconstructed at a higher elevation and 30 ft further east to shift it above the flood plain and away from the FDR’s shadow
  • The newly constructed building utilizes original structural components throughout. An additional story has been added on top of the building
  • In 2004, developers began converting the vacant building into the Renaissance Providence hotel
  • The new $77 million, 274-room hotel contains approximately 237,000 sf, including over 10,000 sf of ballroom and meeting areas, as well as a themed restaurant and spa
  • The landmarked facades were protected and repaired while a new structural system was installed
  • An eight-story addition containing guestrooms, meeting rooms and banquet facilities was built to the west of the historic structure and all the way up to the Veteran’s Memorial building
  • Located at 323 East 61st Street, between First and Second Avenues in Manhattan
  • Anew 61,000 sf medical office building
  • Comprised of six stories with one cellar level
  • Superstructure consists of cast-in-place concrete shear walls and columns and flat plate concrete
  • The project is a 52,000 sf building which houses the Medical Examiner’s office, pathologist, morgue, toxicology lab and administrative offices.
  • The building has been designed to operate in accordance with the current National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and the American Board of Forensic Toxicology accreditation standards.
  • A 210,000 sf addition to the Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research (CABIR) located on the South Campus of the University of Texas System/ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • The seven-level facility houses laboratories and offices for the Department of Experimental Therapeutics including their analytic and synthesis cores as well as the Pharmacology Department Center and several other support spaces
  • This project is a new 140,000 sf two-story facility for Branson Ultrasonics, located in Brookfield, Connecticut.
  • This facility provides several functions for the company, primarily new laboratory space for the engineering and development of their patented ultrasonic technology, exhibit and demonstration space for events and presentations, office and meeting spaces, manufacturing and production space, and employee fitness and dining spaces with outdoor terraces.
  • This building was designed as a steel framed structure to provide the long span open floor spaces required.
  • Project entails the redevelopment of an existing 380,000 sf building at 125 West End Avenue in New York into a life science building
  • Scope of work included upgrades/replacement to the building infrastructure to support the new use with points of connection at each floor as well as the potential for pre-building individual floors to lease to tenants as pre-built space
  • This four-story building is a lab startup company incubator facility
  • Its objective is to facilitate the growth and success of entrepreneurial lab startups
  • Offers vibrant and collaborative lab environments
  • Affordable, move in ready lab spaces as well as custom buildouts
  • Major renovation to an existing two-story, 1800’s, timber and brick mill-style building in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • Designed to accommodate large scale pharmaceutical drug production
  • Includes construction of a new “building within a building” to support the largest pharmaceutical spray dryer in the world
  • A 900,000 gsf timber-concrete hybrid structure in Brooklyn, NY
  • Comprises of two linked five-story office buildings containing 450,000 sf each
  • The first two floors of each building contain full screened parking levels to accommodate 454 cars each
  • A continuous 40 ft wide Shore Public Walkway and a 60 ft wide visual corridor are designed and constructed as part of this project
  • Project involved the development of the prototype for a data center
  • DeSimone is the structural engineer of record for the two-story facility in the Midwest
  • The support building is framed with structural steel
  • Lateral force resisting system is designed for EF-4 tornado loading
  • Exterior walls are precast concrete panels
  • Foundation is a combination of pile foundations below the actual prefabricated data center module and spread footings at the support spaces
  • The Terminal A Parking Garage is a new vehicle parking structure for Terminal A which expands parking for the airport by 54%
  • The garage includes flat plate floors, one helix structure for vertical vehicle access, simple and intuitive way-finding, close customer access to the terminal, sufficient pedestrian and traffic flow, and an electronic parking guidance system (PGS)
  • Located at Denver International Airport (DEN), Denver, Colorado.
  • The size of the hangar maintenance area is approximately 79,000 sf
  • Hangar is designed to accommodate three Boeing 737 or 787 aircrafts
  • Adjoining single story structure for stores and administration offices has an area of 50,000 sf
  • Superstructure for the hangar roof features 300 ft clear span steel box trusses supported on box columns, all constructed of conventional rolled steel shapes
  • Hangar door is a vertical-lift fabric door (Megadoor) measuring 276 ft wide
  • Height of the door is 72 ft at the center and 54 ft on each side
  • Steel truss supporting the hangar door is designed to accommodate required tolerance of +/- 3/8” for elevation and levelness across the width of the opening
  • Terminal D Inline Baggage Handling System overall renovation brings state-of-the-art technology, security, and efficiency
  • Serves the baggage volume requirements for international travel
  • Coordination and layout of the new conveying systems had to be perfectly orchestrated to prevent intersecting clashes with existing structure, mechanical systems, or the conveyors themselves
  • Revit software was instrumental in the design and layout of the system and for modeling the existing structure
  • United Airlines Air Cargo Facility offers 125,000 sf of warehouse and office space
  • Houses 24 loading docks and 4 tug access docks from the airside apron
  • Building was designed and constructed with load bearing concrete tilt-wall panels at the perimeter
  • Interior steel framing was used for the roof and mezzanine
  • Project included reconfiguring existing space and a ground up building expansion and a parking garage
  • With this expansion the Cardiac Vascular Institute is now the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region
  • The existing building reconfiguration included a pre and post-surgical suite, expansion of the procedure gallery, additional procedure gallery support spaces, advanced endovascular suites, and echocardiogram/peripheral vascular lab and additional administration spaces
  • The structure consists of a three-story, 24,000 sf building
  • The building is designed to accommodate a future MRI installation
  • The new four-story parking garage accommodates 409 cars
  • All exterior envelope components is designed to the Baptist Health Systems Category 5 wind criteria
  • Neighbors Faena Bazaar at the northern end of the Faena District
  • Provides additional parking for both the Bazaar and for the Forum
  • Comprised of 235 parking spaces distributed both above and below grade
  • Site’s small footprint presented space constraints that eliminated the feasibility of parking ramps between each level
  • DeSimone elected to design two glass-enclosed mechanical elevators for the transport of both vehicles and valets between levels
  • Located at 5515 Grand Avenue in Maspeth in Queens, New York
  • A 1.2 million sf, four-story warehouse/distribution center, and parking/fleet storage building
  • Site is bordered by Grand Avenue to the south, several one-story buildings to the east, the freight rail lines of NYA/LIRR to the north, and an existing one-story building to the west
  • The north portion of the site is approximately 2,000 ft from Maspeth Creek branches
  • This high-end retail store is part of an existing mall in Aventura, Florida
  • The two-story building footprint measures approximately 26,200 sf, plus an exterior garden measuring approximately 3,500 sf
  • 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
  • DeSimone provided structural engineering services for the construction of a central utility plant and a public realm
  • Scope of work included retaining walls, garden walls, water features, pavilions, art locations, and site seating

Awards

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York Awards – Global Award for Excellence
  • Ten-floor office and retail project located in Brooklyn, New York
  • Occupies the entire block and contains an 80,000 sf street level footprint
  • Building contains 10 floors above grade with two full basements below street level and a roof deck above the 10th floor
  • Total gross size is 600,000 sf

Awards

  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit
  • The first ground-up casino in downtown Las Vegas in over 30 years
  • Property utilizes an entire city block, comprising a 38-story tower with 777 guest rooms, and a two-level casino, restaurants, a six-tiered pool amphitheater, and a stadium-style three-story sportsbook which has the largest television screen in sportsbook history
  • Carbon footprint of the structure per square foot is 23% lower than the average concrete building in the United States, as estimated by a study by the Carbon Leadership Forum
  • Efficient structural design enabled reduced material use

Awards

  • Engineering News Record (ENR) Southwest Regional Best Project Awards – Best Residential/Hospitality Project
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) Excellence Awards – Finalist
  • 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
  • Project consists of gaming, a Hard Rock Live, and supporting food and beverage
  • The second phase of the project consists of a 12-story hotel and four-story parking garage
  • The casino has a gaming floor of 72,000 sf
  • Gaming support and amenities including circulation add up to another 30,851 sf for a total area of almost 109,000 sf
  • The 2,000-seat Hard Rock Live with a stage of 2,160 sf has an area of 43,535 sf
  • 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 residential, retail, and parking components
  • Includes the redevelopment of the site into an urban mixed-use waterfront district encompassing approximately 9 million sf
  • Initially envisioned as a renovation of the historic Atlantic Beach Hotel, built and designed by prominent Miami Beach architect Roy France in 1939
  • The Bazaar preserves and restores the existing lobby and facades, while reprogramming the building for retail
  • Three sides of existing facade were preserved by attaching them to temporary steel vertical trusses, which supported the wall for lateral loads as well as gravity
  • 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
  • Consists of a 396-key resort hotel with associated ballrooms, meeting space, food and beverage outlets, and structured parking
  • Gross structured hotel and parking area is a total of 949,818 sf
  • Consists of a 644,000 sf, 24-story tower located immediately west and across the street from the historic Miami-Dade Civil Courthouse building
  • The lower floors of the building provide program area for public spaces, parking, administrative, and back-of-house functions, as well as a law library
  • Contains 46 finished courtrooms and four additional shelled courtrooms available to be built-out at a future date
  • Two-story data center
  • Constructed with reinforced masonry bearing walls and shear walls
  • Long span roof joists were designed to clear-span the data center space located on the building’s second floor providing unencumbered flexibility for data center layout

About the Office

DeSimone Plainville, Massachusetts was established in 2020 and specializes in the design of Data Centers, working in close collaboration with our Boston office to maximize opportunities in this fast-growing market.

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Featured Projects

  • 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
  • RagingWire’s first greenfield data center building in Northern Virginia
  • Building is approximately 250,000 sf with 16MW of IT power
  • Consists of a combination of precast superstructure and conventional steel framing
  • Mechanical equipment and exterior screening elements are supported by steel dunnage carefully coordinated with the precast superstructure
  • Foundations consist of drilled shafts and grade beams at the precast structure and shallow foundations at the office areas
  • Addition to building L1, which was the first building in a new two million sf data center campus
  • Two-story data center supporting 51MW of IT load
  • Structure is steel framed with load bearing exterior tilt-up wall panels
  • Mechanical equipment is roof mounted and concealed behind tilt-up parapets with built-in louvers
  • Electrical equipment is located in a separate equipment yard
  • Upon completion, building L is over 1 million sf and regarded as one of the largest data centers in Virginia
  • The third building built as part of a two million sf data center campus
  • Two story data center supporting 74MW of IT load
  • Structure is steel framed with load bearing exterior tilt-up wall panels
  • Mechanical equipment is roof mounted and concealed behind tilt-up parapets with built-in louvers
  • Electrical equipment is located in a separate equipment yard
  • Through detailed coordination with the architects, firm was able to include a significant amount of glass into the design of the tilt-up wall system at the prominent location in Ashburn’s Data Center Alley
  • Custom built two story data center for a dedicated tenant with unique requirements for power distribution and power density
  • Considered a high density data center, utilizes prefabricated electrical skids with a combination of underground and overhead power distribution
  • All future cooling system support structures were incorporated into the shell to allow for seamless future phased fit out
  • Rooftop equipment is screened by steel screen walls
  • Main structure consists of steel framed roof and floor levels and load bearing exterior tilt-up concrete wall panels
  • First phase of a new, one million sf data center campus
  • Two-story data center supporting 12MW of IT load
  • Structure is steel framed with load bearing exterior tilt-up wall panels
  • Cooling is provided by water cooled chillers mounted on steel dunnage platforms designed for a variety of cooling options
  • Project was an addition to the existing structure
  • Two stories tall with 40,000 sf on the first floor and 30,000 sf on the second floor
  • First floor contains one tenant suite, electrical infrastructure for three tenant suites and loading dock area
  • Second floor contains office/storage space and two tenant suites
  • Generators, chillers and pump packages are located on grade in an enclosed equipment yard
  • Rooftop equipment is supported on curbs or sleepers
  • Exterior wall consists of brick facade with metal stud backup and include areas of metal panel
  • First phase of a new, two million sf data center campus
  • Two story data center supporting 36MW of IT load
  • Structure is steel framed with load bearing exterior tilt-up wall panels
  • Mechanical equipment is roof mounted and concealed behind tilt-up parapets with built-in louvers
  • Electrical equipment is located in a separate equipment yard
  • Two-story data center supporting 19MW of IT load
  • Structure is steel framed with load bearing exterior tilt-up wall panels
  • Program includes office and tenant spaces, loading docks, and meeting rooms
  • Mechanical equipment is roof mounted and concealed behind steel screen walls and tilt-up parapets
  • Three-story data center on a small suburban site with steep terrain
  • Design solutions included an interior generator room with an innovative interior exhaust atrium
  • Water cooled chillers and piping systems were supported from rooftop dunnage and completely concealed from neighboring parcels
  • Structure is composed of a structural steel frame with architectural precast exterior wall panels
  • Total IT capacity is 6MW
  • Two-story data center supporting 14MW of IT load
  • Structure is steel framed with load bearing exterior tilt-up wall panels
  • Program includes office and tenant spaces, loading docks, and meeting rooms
  • Mechanical equipment is roof mounted and concealed behind steel screen walls and tilt-up parapets
  • Two-story data center supporting 14MW of IT load
  • Structure is steel framed with load bearing exterior tilt-up wall panels
  • Program includes office and tenant spaces, loading docks, and meeting rooms
  • Mechanical equipment is roof mounted and concealed behind steel screen walls and tilt-up parapets
  • Project was a gut retrofit of an existing 163,000 sf, two to three story building for conversion to data center operations
  • In addition to reinforcing floor areas for higher loads appropriate for data center use, new 120 ft deep 40T H-piles were added outside the building to support a new modular chilled water plant, generators, switchgear, and an 80,000 gallon water storage tank for fire suppression
  • Structure is two stories tall with steel framed floor and roof
  • Each floor level includes a partial mezzanine around the perimeter of each floor level
  • Exterior walls of the building are primarily constructed of load bearing tilt-up concrete wall panels, cast on site
  • Office component includes vertical circulation and loading docks
  • Second phase of a new, one million sf data center campus
  • Comprises a two-story data center supporting 14MW of IT load
  • Structure is steel framed with load bearing exterior tilt-up wall panels
  • Cooling is provided by roof mounted condensers concealed by exterior screen walls and tilt-up parapets
  • 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 consists of a one-story gallery at 504 West 24th Street
  • Site is located directly underneath the existing historic High Line
  • Gallery has over 4,500 sf of exhibition space, illuminated with natural light from two full length skylights on either side of the elevated park, as well as 4,000 sf of offices, viewing rooms, and art handling space
  • Gallery’s roof is designed to meet load and clearance requirements for future maintenance of the High Line
  • To maximize clear height in the gallery space, customized bent steel roof beams are fabricated from standard steel shapes and welded plates
  • Facade features cast-in-place white concrete and a 14 ft glass storefront system
  • 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
  • Project consists of demolishing existing two-story structure located at 540 West 26th Street, in order to create a 10-story building totaling approximately 143,000 gsf
  • Retail/gallery space on the ground floor measuring 15,800 sf
  • Additional provisions for gallery spaces on the second through fourth floors
  • Floors five through nine contain commercial office space
  • 7,000 sf penthouse and roof top amenity
  • Multiple elevators catering to the needs of the first-class office tenants as well as the gallery tenants, with provisions for additional tenant elevators and stairs
  • 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
  • Resort property consisting of gaming, retail, two hotels, large ballroom, meeting spaces, a sports and entertainment venue, and parking
  • Building footprint is just over 638,000 sf
  • First three levels contain mainly parking as well as the central plant, loading docks, warehouse, and vertical transportation
  • Lowest level parking is at existing grade level
  • Fourth level is the main public level including gaming, retail concourse, ballroom and meeting rooms, spa, main porte cochere entrance, and other amenities
  • Back of house space is located on the main level and built out in Mezzanine spaces above the main level
  • The main roof contains the hotel pool, landscaped areas, green roofs, and areas with rooftop mechanical equipment
  • The design includes an exposed cantilevered roof supported by circular trumpeted columns which extends from the main drop off entrance through the building along retail concourse to the north east corner at the Beachmont entrance
  • 512 West 22nd St is a 12-story, 150 ft tall commercial mixed-use building located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood
  • Designed by CookFox Architects, property features exterior landscaped terraces, wraparound exterior stairs, and exposed concrete columns
  • Structure totals approximately 175,000 sf and contains 11 floors of office and retail space with an occupiable rooftop
  • Exterior is clad with ribbon windows and fluted terracotta spandrels
  • An existing five-story parking garage was partially demolished and incorporated into the new building as part of a New York City Buildings Department Alteration Type 1 (ALT 1) application
  • Structure abuts the landmarked High Line elevated park and provides unobstructed views of the posh Chelsea art district
  • Project involves the United Arab Emirates Mission to the United Nations on East 46th Street
  • Includes two basement levels with nine stories of concrete superstructure
  • Building includes below-grade parking, public assembly/event spaces, exterior terraces, public and private mission spaces, and necessary mechanical support spaces
  • Total building height is of 144 ft to the main roof and gross the floor area is approximately 102,000 sf
  • Located at 9th Avenue and 15th Street in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, project is a nine-story office and retail mixed-use building containing 150,000 sf
  • Several roofs and terraces are integrated in the design as well as setbacks and depressions
  • Project is registered for LEED Gold certification
  • Project consists of a sterile walkway tunnel connecting the D-Gate at Terminal 1 to the Main Gate at Terminal 3
  • Tunnel is approximately 28 ft wide and 800 ft long and runs under the tarmac
  • This connection also includes a two-story vestibule at the DGate transition with stairs, elevators and escalators, and two-jet bridge foundation
  • Project includes the demolition of the existing three-story structure leased to gallery tenants in preparation of a new commercial space
  • New development is a six-story building, totaling up to 37,000 gsf
  • Retail/gallery space on the ground floor measures 7,000 sf, with floors of similar extents above
  • Base building height is 95 ft above grade, with a bulkhead level bringing the total building height to 121 ft above grade
  • New structure is on deep pile foundations, both to hold the structure down against flood waters and to bear the structure upon suitable soil or rock, which is deep in this neighborhood
  • Multiple floors have a high gallery and workshop live load of 150 gsf
  • 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 new ocean front condominium tower about 200 ft tall, with a basement providing underground parking
  • Building sits on a 40 ft tall podium hosting a floor of retail at the lobby level, two levels of garage, as well as an amenity deck and a pool
  • There are two typical floors, with differences in the layout of the relatively large balconies
  • 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 comprises a 16-story Hotel Tower and a two-story Conference Center
  • Hotel Tower includes 323 guest-room bays comprising 321,000 sf enclosed area and exterior terraces
  • Post-tensioned concrete slabs and concrete column make the gravity system
  • Shear walls are used for the lateral load resisting system
  • Conference Center has 246,000 sf of area including a Grand Ball Room, a Junior Ball Room, meeting rooms and other services
  • Structure consists of structural steel framing supporting composite slabs
  • Lateral system is comprised of a combination of braced frames and shear walls
  • Ground floor slab for both structures is framed due to soil conditions unsuitable for a ground supported slab
  • Project includes renovations to the 15th and 16th floors of the building, as well as the construction of a new roof deck assembly areas at the roof level
  • The design of two skylights at the roof to allow natural light into the floor below is also incorporated into the project
  • 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
  • Project is a new 25-story office building encompassing 87,000 gsf
  • New structure contains retail on the ground floor and offices on the floors above
  • Existing cellar level is rebuilt as part of the new project
  • Steel superstructure design
  • Project was modeled in Revit from the DD phase, including the braced frame lateral system, to ensure coordination between all disciplines of the design team
  • Via Mizner Hotel and Residences is a high-end luxury project with a Mandarin Oriental flag
  • Project includes a 175-key hotel and a 100-unit residential building with associated parking and amenities
  • Lowest two parking levels are below grade and occupy the full site footprint
  • Roadway between the hotel and residences is on the structural roof of the garage
  • There is a connecting bridge above the roadway between the two buildings
  • Total area of this project is 1.3 million sf
  • Located at the gateway to the wine country just off Highway 29, the Marriott Napa Valley is a destination resort for business and leisure travel
  • This two-story wood-frame and concrete hotel resort contains 275 guest rooms and suites with over 19,000 sf of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces
  • DeSimone provided tructural design services in support of a complete renovation and remodel of the guest rooms and public restrooms, along with an upgrade to the pool area, which included new wooden trellises and amenities.
  • Located on 1250 Lakeside Drive in Sunnyvale, California, project is a 270,000 sf Millennium Hotel including amenity space and a 110,000 sf garage
  • Five-story hotel room portion of the project is a modular construction and transfers out on the second floor
  • This portion of the structure has a total design area of 68,000 sf
  • Hotel levels are tiered so that at the southwest corner of the site there is only a single level of hotel rooms
  • The roof of each of the tiered levels contains outdoor terrace space; this space includes the elevator cores, terrace roofs with landscaping, sloping parapets, and various amenity spaces
  • Garage has a non-structural slab on grade at the ground floor and two elevated floors with 74,000 sf of space
  • Redevelopment of Anaheim Plaza introduces a AAA 4-Diamond, 565-key hotel and resort to replace the existing hotel facility
  • The project is situated on Harbor Boulevard, directly across the from the front entrance to Disneyland
  • Retail spaces and BOH areas are situated on grade
  • On-grade and mezzanine parking located in the eastern half of the site
  • Public spaces, including ballrooms, lobby, lounges, and pool areas, located on the Level 2 podium
  • Guestroom modules are arranged in a ‘U’-shape around the central court and rise six levels above the podium
  • 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
  • Located on NE 39th Street between North Miami Avenue and NE 1st Avenue in the Design District of Miami
  • The 762,000 sf mixed-use project consists of two buildings that sit atop two levels of below grade parking
  • Building 1 is 20 stories and is comprised of three levels of retail, 15 levels of office, and two levels of restaurant and amenity spaces
  • Subterranean parking garage occupies nearly the entire site
  • Podium is capped at fourth level with the first level of restaurant program overlooking an amenity deck
  • Building 2 is a two-story retail building with a green roof deck
  • Located at 420 Albee Square in Brooklyn New York, across the street from City Point, between Willoughby and Fulton Streets
  • Project brings 505,000 sf of commercial space to the area
  • Tower rises 36-stories and consists of office space and retail in the lower-levels
  • Tower features a unique façade integrating glass and pre-cast panels as well as two set-backs creating the illusion that sections of the building are floating

Awards

  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Special Recognition – Office
  • 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
  • New convention and exposition center situated north of the Winter Garage
  • Location of the project provides a direct connection to the new Earth Hotel and the Winter Entrance
  • Project is a 244,000 sf development consisting of an expo space, a ballroom, breakout rooms, an entertainment zone, an outdoor patio and a garden
  • Project involves the redevelopment of the site which was previously occupied by a 100,000 sf, six-story building completed in the mid-1850s
  • Includes the redevelopment of an 11-story mixed-use commercial building with one below grade level encompassing 172,000 gsf
  • Building includes a retail and office lobby, a Maker’s Mart on the ground floor, commercial space on floors two through nine, and community facilities on floors 10 and 11
  • Ground floor Maker’s Mart extended into the basement level and the remainder of the below grade space is utilized for mechanical and storage areas

 

 

LEED Gold

  • 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
  • Eldred Preserve is a destination in the Catskills, located in Sullivan County, NY
  • Includes a restaurant, event space, Inn, fitness center, resort-style cabins and lodges and an outdoor amphitheater and a pool
  • Structures were designed with a combination of concrete foundations, steel framing, and wood framing
  • The new 61,000 gsf medical office building is located at 323 East 61st Street, between First and Second Avenues in Manhattan
  • Project is comprised of six stories with one cellar level
  • Superstructure consists of cast-in-place concrete shear walls and columns and flat plate concrete
  • Project consists of the addition of two low-rise buildings to the existing Temple Beth Am Day School facility
  • Development included an addition of a new three-story classroom building and the two-story welcome center which houses an indoor basketball court, a 475-seat capacity theater and a cafeteria
  • The gymnasium, theater and the early childhood building, were demolished to make space for the construction of new Classroom Building and Welcome Center
  • Expansion of the existing Choctaw Casino & Resort
  • A new hotel tower was constructed adjacent to the new casino podium expansion
  • Project consists of a 19-story hotel with amenities and public space at the first and third floor levels
  • Building has two wings branching off the main elevator and stair core
  • Spanning two floors, this 55,000 sf build-out was designed to consolidate operations of LSEG from 5 existing smaller locations in the New York City
  • Structural engineering services including the creation of a new stair opening on the 58th floor connecting to the floor below; demolition of existing slab and associated supports, and design of structural steel beams, stringers, and detailing
  • Final space features a central staircase of glass and polished steel, 58 workstations,  open areas for group collaborations, and pantry and kitchen areas
  • 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 is a three-story, 100,000 sf industrial building serving as a warehouse/storage facility
  • Facility features long span column free spaces (50 by 50 ft bays) heavy structural steel beams and columns with metal deck for framed slabs
  • Adjacent to LIRR freight line, requiring approval from NYCTA
  • Foundation utilizes tapered tube friction piles that will be driven for up to 100 ft below grade
  • Facade consists of precast wall panels with window openings
  • Project is RagingWire’s first greenfield data center building in the Chicago market
  • Structure is a two-story, steel frame with precast exterior skin and roof mounted dunnage platforms supporting 36 MW of IT power
  • Electrical distribution consists of exterior, prefabricated electrical modules in a dedicated equipment yard
  • Project comprises renovation of an existing landmarked seven-story medical facility and transforming it into a private residence
  • Measures 29,200 sf
  • New resort includes a new 120-key hotel building, the McKee House, a golf house, the Boathouse, a 10-key cottage, and an Outdoor Pursuits Building
  • The Range house and Boat house are single-story timber framed buildings with restaurant, bar tables, kitchen, outdoor seating, changing rooms and bathrooms
  • 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
  • Renovation includes a new green roof on the 13th floor setback, single bay 11-story building addition in north-west corner, new monumental lobby stair and an amphitheater
  • Additional design work included rework of multiple egress pathways, slab openings for MEP accommodations and new cooling tower dunnage on building roof
  • 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
  • Consists of a 25-story tower plus a mechanical penthouse
  • Hotel component, occupying the lower levels of the tower, consists of 172 keys totaling 194,156 gsf
  • Residential component, occupying the upper levels in a smaller tower footprint, consists of 49 units totaling 126,840 gsf
  • A pool deck is located on level nine
  • Two-level bridge that spans 60 ft to make the connection between the two buildings
  • Designed by Morris Adjmi in collaboration with Nichols Brosch and Wurst Wolfe & Associates
  • Project site is on a corner lot immediately adjacent to Central Park features a landmarked existing church
  • Conversion of the existing structure involved thorough renovation and inclusion of additional floor area
  • Existing stairwells were infilled and new stairwells were located to serve all new and existing levels with sufficient egress
  • Balcony was removed and replaced with two mezzanines, featuring large open areas to the floors below
  • Additional floor area and exterior spaces were constructed within the roof trusses and involved full reconstruction of the uppermost floors
  • Total new floor area is 75,000 sf
  • 2,000,000 sf expansion establishes a new hotel for the existing Broward County Convention Center as well as two new expansions to the existing convention center to both the east and west of the existing building
  • A new hotel podium structure contains lobby, dining areas, and flexible meeting space
  • New hotel tower contains 800 guestrooms, an amenity level, and additional convention space
  • 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 37-story building above grade on Church Street between 9th Avenue and Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in downtown Nashville
  • Will stand across the street from the 900 Church project and on the site of a former parking lot at grade
  • Building consists of 27 floors of residential over an amenity level over 8 floors of parking with a ground floor lobby
  • The amenity floor at level 10 also includes an outdoor pool
  • The total height of the tower is approximately 430 ft above grade
  • The total gross framed area of the project is approximately 596,000 square feet.

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
  • The Wave Hotel is located at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Morris Avenue in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • It is a new six-story 96,350 sf hotel located directly across from the street from the ocean beach
  • The hotel has a pool at the second floor, guest rooms from the second to sixth floor with large balconies off the north side, and a curved “wave formed” shaped roof with an occupied landscape roof terrace

Awards

  • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) – Merit Award
  • 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 mixed-use development that includes a 53-story, 1 million sf residential tower, and an adjacent, but separate, two-story school measuring 36,850 sf
  • Tower has a seven-story podium consisting of retail space, parking, a loading dock, and a large outdoor pool and amenity roof deck
  • Residential tower above extends up to the 53rd floor with additional mechanical bulkheads
  • New two-story school structure is separated from the residential tower by an expansion joint
  • Florida Power and Light is a 200,000 sf office building with accommodations for 1,000 workers, to be located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
  • Focused on resiliency and the building’s critical role in disaster response, the facade systems are designed to withstand category 5 storms and impacts from blown debris
  • The primary facade is comprised of a thermally broken, structurally glazed unitized curtain wall and a metal panel rainscreen system
  • The ground floor is enclosed with an all glass storefront glazed to structural glass fins
  • The adjoining parking garage supports an extensive solar panel array and is clad with 25 ft tall precast panels
  • The facade systems are coordinated and designed to provide a robust enclosure, with greater redundancy that ensures a rapid return to service following severe weather
  • 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
  • Project site is located on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus between the Howe Center and Davis Hall
  • Two existing buildings on-site, Jacobus and Hayden, were demolished 2019
  • Existing fenced pair of tennis courts along the north edge of the building shall remain as will the service drive at the north edge of Davis
  • Proposed project includes more than 430,000 gsf of floor area of which 76,000 gsf is dedicated to the University Center on levels G, 1, and 2 including a mechanical mezzanine above level G and a service tunnel
  • The north and south towers are 21 and 19 stories respectively
  • The height of the taller north tower is 225 ft
  • The two towers are connected at levels 3 and 4 by an enclosed 2-story bridge housing residential amenity spaces
  • University Center and lower levels of the towers are clad with a combination of masonry and curtainwall
  • Service drive/amenity terrace is located at level G along the east side of the building and structured above the steep incline above Frank Sinatra Drive
  • Mixed-use development project located at Northern Blvd and Steinway Street
  • Comprised of ground level commercial and parking/mechanical space with five floors of residential development above
  • Outdoor amenity spaces above the podium roof
  • 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
  • Project involves the fit out of approximately 31,000 sf for both the LDC and SLC primarily within the ground floor of the existing American Dream complex
  • Fit out spaces contain various attractions including aquariums, acrylic tanks, theaters, and theme rides
  • Will include several ramps and built up slabs to accommodate differences in elevation between the base building and the fit out spaces
  • DeSimone Facades and Structural teams collaborated to engineer and design a boutique glass stair connecting the fifth and sixth floors of Transperfect’s new offices at 1250 Broadway
  • Facades team engineered the structural glass treads, guards, handrails, glass-to-glass and metal-to-glass connections
  • Glass treads are supported by the steel frame engineered by the Structural team
  • Both teams worked closely together to determine the loads, understand the resulting movements, and how to accommodate these without over stressing the glass structure
  • 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

  • Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park is the home stadium of the Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team in Lubbock, Texas
  • Stadium was renovated to include 10 luxury suites, a new press box featuring radio and television broadcast booths
  • Five rows of seating were added to the front of the grandstand
  • Renovation was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • The TDECU Stadium at the University of Houston replaces the old Robertson Stadium on the same site
  • New stadium has 40,000 seats
  • Stadium space houses club facilities, 26 suites, 34 loge boxes located throughout the stadium, press box facilities, locker rooms, meeting rooms, concessions, central commissary and the UH Athletics Ticket Office
  • Elevated stands were designed to be expanded in the future for an additional 20,000 seats
  • Stadium was constructed using cast-in-place pan formed concrete beams spanning to cast-in-place columns and structural steel framing supported on spread footings

About the Project

  • Kyle Field Stadium at Texas A&M University received a major renovation and expansion increasing the seating capacity to almost 103,000 seats
  • Renovations included 12 New Legacy suites, 20 new east side suites, 70 new west side suites on 3 levels and 140 loge boxes
  • Stadium also received new club seats: 2500 seats at the West Side Club, 300 seats at the Lettermens’ Club and 400 seats at the East Side Club
  • Redevelopments also included a new press box, a 100 seat Presidents suite, and 100 seat Board of Regents suite, new team locker rooms and recruiting lounge, new lower bowl seating and 4 new video boards

About the Project

  • The Guy V. Lewis Development Facility supports the athletic department at the University of Houston
  • Facility measures 52,000 sf and three stories
  • Includes two basketball practice courts and baseball operation facilities
  • Building was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • The Welcome Center Parking Garage at the University of Houston is a five level parking garage with 1,500 spaces
  • Parking garage was constructed using a precast concrete structural system

About the Project

  • The Braeswood Parking Garage is located in the Texas Medical Center
  • It is a nine level parking garage with 2,470 parking spaces
  • Garage includes an electronic parking guidance system
  • Constructed using a cast-in-place post-tensioned one-way floor system spanning to post-tensioned concrete girders

About the Project

  • The parking garage at the Wilshire Condominiums is an attached four level parking garage with parking 210 spaces
  • 4th level of the garage supports an amenity space and swimming pool
  • Garage is constructed using a cast-in-place one-way post-tentioned concrete floor system spanning to post-tensioned concrete girders

About the Project

  • The Rayonier Corporate Office Building is a three story office building located in Yulee, Florida
  • Building is 55,700 square feet
  • Constructed using concrete tilt-wall panels along the exterior with structural steel framing infill supported on spread footings
  • Roof was constructed using a combination of structural steel and wood framing

About the Project

  • The Insperity Centre Four Office Building is a four story office building located near Kingwood, Texas
  • Office building is 105,000 square feet
  • Constructed using concrete tilt-wall panels and structural steel framing.
  • Additionally, a new, three level precast parking garage with 340 parking spaces was constructed on the south end of the property
  • Garage is connected the office building by a walkway

About the Project

  • The Woodbranch Park complex includes two 175,000 square feet, seven story office buildings that overlook an internal park
  • Both buildings are equipped with a two-story lobby that extends the length of the structure
  • Office buildings were constructed using a cast-in-place concrete pan formed beam system supported by concrete columns and drilled piers

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

  • The Deluxe Theater and Library is located in Houston’s historic 5th Ward
  • The theater was restored to it’s original 1940’s Art Deco exterior
  • Theater is 15,000 square feet and has 125 seats
  • Renovated using structural steel framing supported on spread footings

About the Project

  • The City of Bellaire added two new municipal buildings
  • The first building is a two story City Hall and Civic Center
  • The second is a two story Police Station and Municipal Court.
  • The City Hall and Civic Center is 26,000 square feet.
  • The Police Station and Municipal Court is 23,000 square feet.
  • Both municipal buildings were constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • The combination City Hall and Police Station stands two stories and measures 18,500 sf
  • Building was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • Fire Station 55 is located in Houston, Texas
  • It measures 15,600 square feet with five bays for housing fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) equipment
  • Fire station was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • Fire Station 37 is located in Houston, Texas
  • Measures 11,000 square feet
  • Includes three bays for housing fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) equipment
  • Fire station was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • Fire Station 11-3 is located in Conroe, Texas
  • It measures 30,000 square feet and two stories
  • Building will include a 2,415 sf maintenance bay and three apparatus bays, with storage and other support spaces between
  • Facility includes a 4-story tower on the northwest corner of the building that contains a stairway used for firemen training
  • Fire station was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • Bethel Missionary Baptist Church was founded in the late 1800’s by Reverend John (Jack) H. Yates, an early leader of Houston’s African American community; its third and most recent structure was abandoned in 1997 and nearly destroyed by fire in 2005
  • The property was restored by retaining and reinforcing the existing exterior walls and establishing a park in the interior
  • Project includes seating reminiscent of church pews, interpretive panels, and open web trusses to reinforce the structure without obscuring light and views to the open sky
  • Scope of work also included refurbished masonry and accents, window openings, and decorative fencing

About the Project

  • 11.8 acre park located in downtown Houston, Texas
  • Features The Grove Restaurant, an interactive water feature, dog runs and a lake suitable for sailing remote-controlled boats in the summer and ice skating in the winter
  • Structural scope of work included design of three major building structures, wood decks, water features and sculpture foundations
  • Structures were constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • The City of Houston’s Market Square is located on Houston’s original city hall and occupies a square block in the downtown historic district
  • The urban park features a central lawn, terraced dog runs with water features and climbing boulders, fountains and contemporary public art
  • Project also features a large play sculpture of a dog carved from a hundred year-old Galveston Live Oak felled by Hurricane Ike and a commemorative garden
  • Buildings were constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • The Fretz Park Branch Library is located in Dallas, Texas
  • Library was renovated and an additional 4,800 square feet were added to the original building
  • Addition was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • The Corps Dorm addition and renovation project is located at Texas A&M University
  • 34,000 square feet were added to each of the nine of the existing corp dorms
  • Each addition is four stories
  • New additions increase the housing provided to 220 beds per dorm
  • Two Leadership Learning Centers were also to added to the Corps Dorm complex
  • Additions were constructed using structural steel

About the Project

  • Jaguar Suites, located at the University of Houston Victoria, measures 82,000 square feet
  • Comprises a three story residence hall containing 216 beds
  • Constructed using a conventional wood stud framing system

About the Project

  • Cougar Place, located at the University of Houston, is a 318,000 square feet, four story, complex
  • Includes a commons building and two wings of residential living space containing 799 beds
  • Constructed using a combination of structural steel and a conventional wood stud framing system

About the Project

  • Intermediate School No. 10 is a new school in the Klein ISD in Spring, Texas
  • The two story school is 200,000 sf
  • School was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • The Aquatic Practice Facility is located in the Fort Bend ISD in Houston, Texas
  • It consists of pool enclosure and support facilities for a total of 42,000 sf
  • Pool enclosure is a pre-engineered metal building
  • Support facilities were constructed using structural steel framing
  • Pool enclosure and the support facilities were supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • Middle School No. 3 is a new school in College Station, Texas
  • The school measures 171,200 sf and two stories tall
  • Constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • The College and Career Academy is a career and technical education facility in Alvin ISD in Manvel, Texas
  • The two-story facility is 104,000 sf
  • Building was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • Located in El Paso, Texas, the Pebble Hills High School measures 148,000 sf
  • Project includes the fine arts and athletic wings of the school
  • School was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • Three-story K-8 school located in Houston, Texas
  • School measures 118,400 sf
  • Designed for a capacity of 904 students
  • Constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • The Barbers Hill High School addition adds 98,000 sf to the existing high school in Mont Belvieu, Texas
  • Accommodates 500 additional students
  • Addition was broken up into four locations around the existing high school
  • Includes a new central plant
  • Additions were constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled pier

About the Project

  • The Stephen F. Austin Middle School addition and renovation was a two phase project
  • In the first phase, three existing buildings on the site were connected to create a new three-story middle school
  • The new middle school is 126,000 sf and provides space for 949 students
  • The addition was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers
  • Second phase of the project involved renovating the original 1930’s middle school into the new Bryan ISD Administration building
  • Original school building had been renovated several times throughout the years using cast-in-place concrete and structural steel systems

About the Project

  • A new workforce and student services center on the Texas State Technical College campus in Rosenberg, Texas
  • The Center is 420,000 sf and two stories tall
  • Constructed using structural steel framing and concrete tilt wall panels supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • Lone Star College’s Energy and Manufacturing Institute is located on the University Park Campus in Tomball Texas
  • The institute is 72,000 sf and two stories tall
  • Facility was constructed using structural steel framing and concrete tilt wall panels supported on spread footings

About the Project

  • The Coleman College of Health and Sciences Building is located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas
  • The seven story educational facility measures 250,000 sf
  • Building was constructed using a cast-in-place pan formed beam system spanning to cast-in-place columns supported on auger cast piles
  • A 170 ft long pedestrian bridge will connect the building to the current Coleman campus over Pressler Street
  • Pedestrian bridge was constructed using structural steel trusses

About the Project

  • Academic Building at Texas A&M University Galveston
  • First phase of a three phase academic complex
  • Building is 91,000 sf and four stories
  • Constructed using a cast-in-place pan formed beam system spanning to cast-in-place columns supported on auger cast piles
  • The Human Clinical Research Facility is located at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
  • Facility stands two stories and measures 21,500 sf
  • Building was constructed using structural steel framing supported on drilled piers

About the Project

  • Multi-Disciplinary Research and Engineering Building located at the the University of Houston in Houston, Texas
  • Facility is 120,000 sf and four stories tall
  • Constructed using a cast-in-place pan formed beam system spanning to cast-in-place columns supported on spread footings

About the Project

  • Project consists of a hospital, a 80,100 sf central energy plant, and 450 space parking garage
  • New 460-bed, 12-story hospital will total of 1,300,000 sf
  • Hospital was constructed using a cast-in-place concrete pan formed beam system supported by concrete columns on drilled piers

About the Project

  • Animal Research Facility will replace the existing Building 18
  • Building 17E is a six-story building which includes a penthouse and is approximately 90,000 square feet of animal housing, core capabilities and research space
  • Will connect to Building 17
  • Constructed using a cast-in-place pan formed concrete beam and slab system spanning to cast-in-place concrete columns supported on auger cast piles

About the Project

  • The Alkek Pavilion is a eight-story facility built adjacent to the existing Alkek Hospital
  • Facility provides spaces for utilities, imaging services, and operating rooms
  • Measures 168,000 sf and was constructed using a cast-in-place concrete pan formed beam system supported by concrete columns

About the Project

  • The Zayed Bin Sultan al Mahyan Building for Personalized Cancer Care is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to advancements in research, diagnosis, and the treatment of cancer
  • Four separate concrete towers sit above a contiguous three-story concrete podium
  • The 15-story facility is 600,000 sf
  • Building was designed to accommodate a future adjacent parking garage and connecting bridges

About the Project

  • Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana measuring 33,000 sf
  • Foundation constructed using spread footings and slab-on-grade
  • Structural steel framing system

About the Project

  • Terminal B South Concourse replaces the original concourse built in 1966
  • Measures 225,000 sf and incorporates 30 gates, seating areas, and retail and dining spaces
  • Building is supported by structural steel and masonry on spread footings and drilled piers

About the Project

  • William P. Hobby Airport West Concourse includes five gates and a new Federal Inspection Services (FIS) facility
  • Includes a two-story building with five “swing gates” able to direct passengers arriving from outside of the US to a new FIS facility for US Customs and Border Protection on the first floor
  • Renovated lobby, an additional 16,000 sf for concessions, and an expanded and reconfigured security screening checkpoint
  • New wing for Southwest Airlines passenger ticketing that can be accessed from the new parking garage
  • Concourse consists of a cast-in-place concrete pan formed beam system
  • Roof of the concourse was constructed out of structural steel

About the Project

  • This aviation project in Conroe, Texas measures 35,000 sf
  • Comprises a pre-engineered metal building
  • Structural system of polished slab on grade and drilled piers

About the Project

  • The Aerospace Center, located at Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Waco, offers state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and simulators, and public-use facilities
  • Measures 82,500 sf and in combination with the TSTC Waco airport, further enhances TSTC’s reputation as a nationally recognized technical college
  • Facility was constructed using conventional wood stud framing with masonry and exterior metal cladding
  • Hangar was constructed as a pre-engineered metal building

About the Project

  • Replaces an older United Airlines terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • Measures 318,000 sf, incorporating 11 passenger boarding gates, lounge areas, and retail and dining spaces
  • Concourse consists of a cast-in-place concrete pan formed beam system
  • Roof of the concourse constructed out of structural steel

About the Project

  • First multi-story air cargo warehouse development on the East Coast
  • Encompasses 3 acres of land and nearly 300,000 rentable square feet
  • Property includes 130-foot truck courts with 90-foot clearances
  • 50-foot by 50-foot bays incorporate 26-foot clearances
  • Framed ramp provides access to a second floor area that can accommodate 53-foot tractor trailer vehicles
  • Over 100 parking spaces located below-grade
  • Solar panels installed at the roof of the structure
  • Designed to benefit industries who serve the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport located nearby

About the Project

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

About the project:

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

Scope of services:

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

About the project:

  • 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:

  • A public-private partnership tasked with replacing 558 aging bridges throughout the area within three years
  • Bridges primarily consisted of precast concrete culvert or box beam structural systems in rural areas on smaller state highways
  • Prime contractor suffered repeated setbacks due to multiple weather-related loss events impacting project schedule
  • Damage to approximately 80 construction sites and partially constructed bridges

Scope of services:

  • Investigation included a scope of damage assessment, repair invoice reconciliation, and ROM estimation

About the project:

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

Scope of services:

  • DeSimone provided emergency condition assessment less than 48 hours after loss event
  • Investigation included a scope of damage assessment, root cause analysis, and scope of repair assessment

About the project:

  • Shipping terminal located on the Houston Ship Channel supports a number of industrial storage facilities
  • Heavy flood damage to various structures and electrical equipment sustained following Hurricane Harvey

Scope of services:

  • Structural evaluations included warehouses, dock structures, an office building, landing and storage areas
  • Electromechanical evaluations included electrical supply systems, air dryers, compressors, freight scales, security and lighting systems
  • Project team utilized drone photography for aerial evaluation of site damage
  • First full-service casino in Massachusetts
  • Includes a 252-key hotel, a 125,000-square-foot casino, resort-style amenities, an array of restaurants and dining options, retail, 34,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and parking accommodations for 3,400 vehicles
  • Required the relocation of a 150-year old church, the renovation of two historic buildings, new structures, and building conversions
  • The project is located on an assemblage of land recognized by the National Register of Historic Places that was flattened by a tornado in 2013

Awards

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

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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

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Featured Projects

  • 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
  • Expansion includes a 36-story guitar shaped hotel tower, 158,000sf convention center-meeting rooms, 633,000sf of retail area, a nightclub, five new restaurants, office space, an Indonesian-style pool facility, and a curved, 8-story hotel tower
  • Features the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel building

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Special Projects
  • Architizer A+ Awards – Jury Winner, Cultural Project
  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) – Award of Merit – Out of Area
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) – Honors Award
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) Southeast Regional Best Projects – Best Specialty Construction
  • 12-story, 150-foot-tall, commercial mixed-use building located in Chelsea, Manhattan
  • Property features landscaped terraces, an occupiable rooftop, wrap-around exterior stairs, and exposed concrete columns
  • Exterior is also clad with ribbon windows and fluted terra cotta spandrels
  • Existing 5-story parking garage was partially demolished and incorporated into the new building

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
  • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) – Award of Merit
  • 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
  • Located on Liberty Island just steps from the Statue of Liberty monument
  • New building introduces 15,000sf of new exhibition space to better serve an estimated 4.4 million annual visitors
  • Museum encompasses approximately 26,000sf, but due to the elevated ground floor, total framed area is over 50,000sf
  • 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 Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award, Structural Systems
  • Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards – Honorable Mention, Unbuilt Landscape
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) New York Regional Best Projects – Construction Award of Merit
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) New York Regional Best Projects – Cultural Award of Merit
  • International Design Awards – Silver
  • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) – Green Apple Award
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Engineers Choice
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Excellence in Development Awards – Finalist

Aerial photo of the new Statue of Liberty Museum courtesy of Phelps Construction

  • Development is comprised of an expansive column-free gaming floor below a 225 ft tall hotel tower
  • Resort includes a 300-key hotel, 68,000sf of gaming space, a 36-hole miniature golf course, several dining and BOH areas, a swimming pool, and fitness center
  • Scarlet Pearl Resort accomplishes the first casino in D’Iberville, Mississippi

Awards

  • Observer Covey Awards – Best Hotel

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
  • 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
  • The 21-story hotel is the first modular building of its kind in Manhattan and the tallest modular hotel in the United States
  • First four levels of the structure completed as a cast-in-place concrete structure
  • Levels 5 through 17 consist of a Polcom modular structural system and sit atop a 36in thick transfer slab
  • Concrete shear walls serve as the buildings lateral system
  • The Bowery location is DeSimone’s second citizenM hotel in Manhattan following a Times Square location opened in 2014

Awards

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

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  • 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

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    Featured Projects

    • A major new resort on the Las Vegas strip, with a casino, a 3,800-key hotel, retail areas, and parking accommodations for 7,000 vehicles
    • Entertainment and amenity areas include a 3,500-seat theatre, a dome-shaped nightclub, a landscaped pool deck
    • 680-foot-tall hotel tower is comprised of cast-in-place concrete
    • Surrounding low-rise podium constructed with structural steel
    • The project is located on the site of the Stardust Hotel and Casino that was demolished in 2006
    • The project utilizes portions of an existing structures and incorporates them into the new designs.

    Awards

    • Build Magazine Architecture Awards – Best Entertainment & Hospitality Venue Design
    • 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
    • A new state-of-the-art school facility located over an existing parking lot
    • The new facility will incorporate expansion, modernization, and enhancement of the full nursing program, including a nursing simulation and clinical skills
    • The proposed design is anticipated to be approximately 70,000 square feet in seven stories
    • To be constructed of cast in place concrete with flat slab construction.
    • Approximately 21,000 sf of below-grade parking and 10,000 sf of structured at-grade parking on the Phase II portion of the site.
    • The new building will provide 65% more space than the school’s current location
    • Designed to achieve LEED Silver.

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    • A 1.9 million sf expansion to an existing mall
    • The project will enhance the West, Central and East Courts in the original mall
    • The existing roof will be raised at the Grand Hall transition to the New Mall Expansion
    • Skylights will be replaced throughout the original mall and new guardrails will be featured throughout all concourses in the original mall and existing expansion
    • There will  be a new water feature on the first floor of the Grand Hall Court

    Awards

    • Engineering News Record (ENR) California Regional Best Projects -Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Best Project
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Francisco Awards – Special Innovation Award
    • Marriott Hotels’ first AC Hotel on the West Coast, located at Oyster Point in South San Francisco.
    • Consists of a new 185-key, 6-story hotel which includes restaurant, retail, lobby bar, fitness center, pool, meeting rooms and back of house areas totaling approximately 111,400sf
    • The building will comprise 5-levels of light-frame Type III construction above a single-story concrete podium
    • A structural slab-on-grade and pile foundation system was used to overcome the poor soil conditions found at the site
    • 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

     

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    • Located in downtown Miami Beach, Florida
    • Two-story structure with 42,000 sf
    • Nearly doubles the existing library branch’s size
    • Includes an auditorium, community meeting rooms, a coffee bar, a reading garden and children’s library
    • Provides the city with a 400-car parking facility and ground floor retail space
    • The contextual stucco-clad design has helped boost interest in the cultural center and revitalized the surrounding neighborhood
    • 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
    • Consists of six different buildings
    • The habitable structures located east of the coastal construction control line are supported on piles
    • The remaining buildings are supported on spread footings
    • Includes two basements enclosed by concrete retaining walls
    • The roof structure is composed of standard wood trusses, heavy timber trusses, wood rafters and concrete slabs
    • 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
    • A 64,000 sf theater, part of Pittsburgh_s efforts to revitalize its Performing Arts district
    • The horseshoe-shaped main performance auditorium houses 800 seats
    • Mezzanine seating is supported by suspending the element from a one-story concrete-encased truss spanning the width of the theater
    • Includes an elegant barrel vaulted rehearsal space, lobby and bar
    • An addition to the existing five-story building at St. Bernard_s, a private boy_s school for kindergarten through grade nine
    • The three-story expansion adds 25,000 sf of space
    • Provides for a history/geography room featuring a mural on its domed ceiling, a computer room, expanded science classrooms and a lab, new classrooms, a theater, a gym with bleachers, and a weight room
    • All construction is performed in an occupied building during school hours, without interrupting classroom activity
    • A 96,000 sf office complex and 70,000 sf warehouse facility
    • Serves as Mita Copystar America_s North American corporate headquarters
    • The two-story office building is framed in steel and clad with polished granite hung on prefabricated steel trusses
    • The entrance lobby consists of a 60-foot diameter and 40-foot-high cylinder, clad in glass block
    • The warehouse facility uses a steel framed structure sheathed in pre-cast wall panels
    • A 95,000 sf, 124-bed facility, designed to create a non-institutional environment for both residents and staff
    • The facility centers on a secure outdoor terrace with a 20-foot-high brick/concrete perimeter wall, which gives residents a degree of independence within the facility grounds
    • Natural light is used wherever possible for interior and lounge spaces
    • A sister facility in the Bronx is designed and constructed simultaneously
    • A 46-story, 600-foot tall skyscraper, one of the most striking office towers in midtown Manhattan
    • Severe winds, site restrictions, and a small wedge shaped floor plate create a challanging design
    • A wind resisting system is created, consisting of a bundled, braced core coupled with an exterior tube frame
    • A hat truss at the top of the building significantly reduces costs
    • This allows the structure to be constructed for less than the original cost estimates
    • The podium comprises a large relail complex
    • A world-famous office building, located on the Ohio River
    • A fusion of intricate architectural detail and functional engineering
    • The structural system is a moment resistant frame
    • Simplifying the details is a key factor allowing for maximum space to be utilized
    • A system that reduces the amount of steel required and added concrete block is designed, which enabled attaching the face to the steel frame
    • The solution provides an inexpensive stiffening agent so that thin and light granite panels could be used
      • 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
      • A 475,000 sf retail center on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn
      • Includes a 285,000 sf, 3-level retail component and a 5-story parking garage accommodating 500 cars
      • Target is the anchor tenant, occupying 120,000 sf of the structure_s first three floors
      • Also includes a basement level that contains the mechanical systems
      • Awards:
        Brooklyn of Chamber – Building Brooklyn Award 2009
      • 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
      • The structural renovation of a 66,000sf hotel building in Times Square
      • The building is a riveted steel frame with cinder concrete slabs
      • The exterior façade is primarily brick with terra cotta backup
      • The hotel is expanded from 120 to 154 keys and the roof is converted for public occupancy
      • The existing columns on the ground floor are incorporated into the design of the 22-foot swimming pool in the lobby, which has a window looking in from the bar
      • The cellar, ground floor, and mezzanine levels are leveled and significant façade damage is repaired, particularly on the east façade and bulkheads
      • A new four-star, 60-room hotel with an accompanying spa facility located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania
      • The 42 ft hotel is 30,000 sf in area and the spa and related buildings comprise an additional 40,000 sf
      • The complex_s footprint includes below-grade basement areas
      • The lodge-style spa is built largely of stone and glass and features 27 treatment rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool, water garden, and fitness center
      • The spa is built on 75 acres across from the Woodloch Springs residential development
      • Awards:
        Mid-Atlantic Construction – Best of 2006
      • A high-end hotel located on the corner of Greenwich and Moore Streets in Tribeca
      • The area was originally marshland and the two basement levels extend below the water table
      • The 69,000 sf, 6-story building houses guest suites and restaurants
      • The main roof is a landscaped terrace serving the rooftop penthouse
      • A sizeable transfer structure occurs at the second floor within the double story height space to accommodate the restaurant and lobby layouts, which are critical to the architect_s design
      • One of New Jersey_s most significant urban economic development investments
      • Occupies 1.8-acres in the heart of the New Brunswick_s Cultural Center
      • The 329,000 sf mixed-use development includes a 250-key conference center, 27 condominium units, a 54-car below grade parking garage, and office space
      • The John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is the nation_s first university-based institute devoted to transforming the complex system of workforce development at the local, state, and federal levels
      • The project creates jobs and business opportunities for New Brunswick_s residents
      • It also continues the city_s revitalization strategy, and strengthens the state_s economy
      • Located at 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
      • Located at 33rd Street and First Avenue on Manhattan_s Eastside
      • A 210,000 sf, L-shaped building structure is supported vertically by a reinforced flat-plate system consisting of square columns and slabs
      • Lateral support is provided by a combination of shear walls at the core and frame action
      • The entire structure rests on a three-foot-thick mat foundation located 13 feet below grade
      • Located at the Pittsburgh International Airport
      • An 11-story hotel operated by Hyatt
      • Features 336 guest rooms, meeting space,pre-function space, parking, fitness, restaurant, and recreational facilities
      • The design incorporates enclosed moving walkways that connect the hotel to the main airport terminal
      • A 280,000 sf, 31-story luxury high-rise building in Midtown Manhattan
      • The design sought to maximize the available area with minimal impact on the surrounding neighborhood
      • An asymmetrical T-shape footprint is chosen, consisting of two 20-story wings flanking a central tower
      • Its lateral load system uses shear walls and a gravity frame
      • Large transfer floors, curtain walls, and pre-cast facades enable the design to accommodate multiple column-free spaces
      • With its bold curves, strong lines and use of glass, limestone and concrete elements, the building’s exterior is both contemporary and traditional
      • Awards:
        CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 1999
      • A 100,000 sf retail complex located in the College Point section of Queens
      • Accommodates three primary tenants: Old Navy, Modell_s and Babies R_ Us
      • The building_s foundation is supported on piles
      • The ground floor structure consists of concrete planks supported by grade beams resting on pile caps
      • The atypical slab structure is designed to handle the site_s poor soil conditions
      • The building employs typical big box retail consisting of structural steel framing sheathed in a reinforced concrete block skin
      • The roof consists of open web joists with steel deck
      • 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
      • An 8-story, 550,000 sf Highland Professional Building and Parking Garage
      • Includes 65,000 sf of office space attached to an 8-level parking structure
      • A connector bridge that provides access to Park Plaza East situated diagonally across the intersection is also designed
      • Design and construction was fast-tracked
      • In 1994, the 157,000 sf Ryder Trauma Center, which provides Dade County with a state-of-the-art facility servicing 3,000,000 people in the Miami area is designed by DeSimone
      • Included is an innovative rooftop heli-deck, which is mounted on motion dampers to prevent shock transmission to the building_s primary structure
      • In 1998, the 275,000 sf Mental Health Hospital, which consolidates the Hospital_s mental health services into a single facility is completed
      • The building houses 180 inpatient beds
      • Pre-cast joists and soffit beams are utilized, along with a load bearing masonry exterior wall and a shallow foundation system to help keep the project within budget
      • Located in Laveen, Arizona
      • Features a casino with gaming space, retail, food & beverage, administrative offices, porte cochere, back of house and parking totaling 185,000 sf
      • Also includes a 3-story, 62,000 sf, 90-room hotel
      • Adds a 10-story, 250-key hotel tower to the exiting facility
      • The addition creates more gaming space, restaurants, meeting rooms, a large atrium, a porte-cochere, and back-of-house areas
      • Contains a total of 295,000 sf of new construction
      • A new 114,000 sf, 6-story, multipurpose academic building with a glass facade
      • The first floor contains the main building entrance lobby, a 500-seat auditorium, a cafe, classrooms, study/lounge areas, and building support spaces
      • Floors two through five contain classrooms, study areas, and administrative spaces
      • The sixth floor includes a conference center with a rooftop terrace
      • The primary structure of the building is steel reinforced, poured in-place concrete
      • Areas on the first and sixth floors are structural steel
      • The building_s footing/foundation system is composed of steel piles with steel reinforced concrete pile caps
      • 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
      • A 900,000 sf retail outlet center located in Staten Island, New York
      • Includes retail, hotel and required parking
      • The 300,000 sf retail buildings are one to two stories
      • The 127,000 sf hotel adjacent to Richmond Terrace is the only tall building
      • Also includes three structured parking levels with one on grade level
      • 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
      • A new 21-story, 90,000 sf hotel in Times Square
      • Features a fitness center, bars, and a rooftop lounge
      • The project opened in the winter of 2014
      • 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
      • A 2,399,000 expansion project for Seneca Niagara Casino completed in two phases
      • Phase I involves a 1,607,000 sf expansion
      • Adds a gaming area, office space, restaurants, a 10,000-seat arena, and retail
      • This phase also included a 1,159,000 sf, 1,000 room hotel
      • Phase II creates a 497,250 sf expansion
      • Includes gaming space, a convention center, restaurants, and retail space
      • Also creates two seven-story structured parking garages for 5,900 cars
      • An addition to the KJ/Ramaz School
      • Includes adding new connecting stairs between lower floors, a new courtyard addition for increased library space, new slab openings, and rooftop equipment support
      • Renovations to the synagogue mainly consist of upgrades to the roof
      • Further renovations were needed following a fire in 2011
      • The renovations include an analysis of the damaged structure
      • The original historic synagogue was constructed primarily of wood joists and masonry bearing walls
      • The sanctuary and mezzanine are being rebuilt with steel framing and light-weight concrete on metal decking
      • The new project also includes the addition of expanded classroom space above the synagogue
      • The systems of the recently renovated school are integrated with the new expansion
      • Conversion of a 12-story building from commercial to hotel use
      • The existing structure dates from 1913 and was constructed of heavy steel framing and cinder concrete slabs
      • New work cut back the perimeter of the existing floor plan at floors 3 through 12
      • Six new columns are installed to support the modified footprint_s east side
      • Existing steel columns are reinforced to accommodate the weight of twelve new floors
      • A new lateral system is designed to resist forces resulting from the new 330-foot tall building
      • A new cellar and ground floor structure containing a ballroom and street-level garden are also constructed
      • The project_s total area is 145,000 sf, of which 68,000 sf is new construction
      • 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
      • A 637,000 sf, 26-story hotel complex in Florida
      • The lower three levels contain public areas such as ballrooms, a pool, spa, meeting rooms, and restaurants
      • The structure utilizes flat plate post-tensioned cast-in-place concrete slabs supported by cast-in-place concrete columns
      • Cast-in-place concrete shear walls and slab/column interaction provide lateral stability
      • This multi-year upgrade to the Miami International Airport expands the South Terminal
      • Includes a 14-gate, 800,000 sf concourse and houses the airport_s international terminal
      • The 5-story building is framed with structural steel, concrete shear walls and composite steel moment frames that act as the wind resisting system
      • Roofs are curved and wing-shaped, accommodating extensive clerestory glazing, which bathes the terminal with an abundance of natural illumination
      • The Immigrations and Customs area features an 800 by 150 feet open area with ceiling heights of 35 feet
      • The design allows for adequate vertical clearance to accommodate a modern luggage system, people movers, and drive ramps
      • Also includes a 65 foot window wall and oversize mural/art supporting walls
      • Awards:
        ASCE Miami Dade – Outstanding Structural Engineering Project of the Year 2008
      • Involves a 16,000 sf expansion and renovation in order to link the Museum’s existing non-contiguous buildings as well as create more usable space
      • Creates a new, common entrance, flexible gallery spaces, a large multipurpose room, cafe, and an outdoor living room
      • Also creates much-needed education spaces, offices, and back of house spaces
      • Meets the U.S. Department of Labor standards since one of the buildings is a Historical Landmark
      • The demolition, renovation and new construction to an existing 1950_s mall
      • The existing 392,000 sf of retail space is updated and 278,000 sf of retail space are added of new retail spaces
      • 30,000 sf of academic space for Western Career College is also added
      • 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
      • Located at 2912 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach
      • A new eight-story Marriott Hotel
      • Includes a hotel with associated public and BOH spaces, an amenity deck, a roof level pool deck, ground level restaurant, retail space and parking
      • The subterranean parking garage is fitted with double-height stackers in a footprint that occupies nearly the entire site
      • The ground level comprises the hotel, restaurant/lounge, retail, and valet parking functions
      • The podium is capped at Level 300 with the first level of guestrooms overlooking an amenity deck
      • A pool deck is provided on Level 800
      • Additional guestrooms occupy Levels 400 through 700
      • 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 four-block, cultural complex located in Mid-Beach, Miami Florida
      • Consists of the Faena Forum, a cultural center; Faena Bazaar, a four-level retail component; a car park with above and below-grade parking areas; Faena Hotel Miami Beach; Faena House, a luxury condominium building; and Casa Faena Hotel Miami Beach
      • The cultural center consists of a base-truncated cylinder attached to a cube
      • Structure is divided into two volumes – a cylinder for performance and gathering spaces, and a cube of flexible meeting areas
      • An 80-foot diameter structural dome above the exhibit area supports the roof
      • Double height subterranean parking area is located below the entire complex with robotic components that mechanically stack vehicles
      • Above-grade car park provides additional parking facilities for visitors
      • Additional buildings will be added to the district in the future

      Awards

      • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards – Silver Award, Structural Systems
      • BD+C Magazine Building Team Awards – Silver
      • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit
      • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Honors Award
      • Engineering News Record (ENR) Best Southeast Region Project Awards – Best Cultural Project, Faena Forum
      • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – New Buildings 100,000 sf to 500,000 sf Category
      • 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
      • Phase II of the casino expansion includes 50,000 square feet of gaming, restaurant, and back-of-house areas
      • The expansion ties into the original hotel podium, the existing casino, and the pre-manufactured metal building
      • The casino expansion, designed in structural steel, is designed such that a portion can easily be demolished to make room for a planned 300-foot tall hotel tower adjacent to the original parking garage
      • The new precast parking garage accommodates 1,400 cars on five levels
      • A portion of the garage was built over an existing drainage pond
      • A new main entry ramp serves as the main entrance to both parking structures entering at the second level
      • A bridge with a people-mover directs guests from the new garage, and after descending an escalator, places them directly into the casino
      • 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

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      • Overlooking the Miami River with spectacular views of the Brickell Avenue corridor, Biscayne Bay, and downtown Miami
      • The 600-foot tall tower comprises approximately 1.4 million sf
      • Situated diagonally across from a 15-story podium, which provides public areas, restaurants, retail, townhouses overlooking the river, parking, and back-of-house
      • Foundations consist of 30-inch diameter, 100-foot long auger cast piles with a compression capacity of 700 tons
      • Built with a very close collaboration between the design team, contractor, and owner, resulting in an extremely successful venture
      • The renovation of 60,000 sf within the former Omni Technology Center
      • Accommodates the Miami International University of Art & Design_s primary campus
      • The space is converted to include classrooms, office space, faculty space, and a student union
      • The school has leased an additional 40,000 sf for future renovation
      • The 46-story, 600-foot tall skyscraper has proven to be one of the most striking office towers in lower Manhattan
      • Also one of the most challenging to design with severe winds, site restrictions, and a small wedge shaped floor plate adding to the building’s structural complexity
      • DeSimone devised a wind resisting system that consisted of a bundled, braced core coupled with an exterior tube frame
      • Using a hat truss at the top of the building also allowed for the structure to be constructed for significantly less than the original estimated cost
      • Located in downtown Newark
      • Involves the renovation and expansion of the museum’s existing facilities
      • The 200,000 sf project doubles the facility’s art galleries, provided a new auditorium and increased space for collection storage
      • As the museum remained open during construction, extensive strategic planning was required
      • DeSimone simplified the structural system so crews could work more quickly and efficiently
      • Subsequent phases include the historic preservation of Ballantine House, a planetarium and science galleries
      • Renovation and conversion of five 10 to 12 story former manufacturing and printing buildings that were built in the early 19th century
      • Creates new office and retail space, totaling over 500,000 sf
      • Involved the relocation of elevator cores, stairs, new roof top terraces, new MEP systems, and reconfiguration of the street level floors for retail use
      • 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
      • An 11 story Class A office building with retail and below-grade parking
      • The majority of the structure is cast-in-place concrete with post-tensioning reinforcement in slabs
      • The building mass is articulated by a significant structural truss above the 11th floor adjacent to 19th Street which truss allows for a highly transparent column free three story volume at the lobby
      • The truss is enclosed within a glass architectural embellishment that rises above the adjacent roof
      • The exterior wall is composed of one base wall type of floor to floor glass without any further embellishments
      • This building has a target of LEED Gold Certification
      • 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 15-story, 1,234-room hotel constructed in 1983
      • As a result of significant changes to Building Code following the 1994 Northridge earthquake in Southern California, DeSimone was retained to design a full seismic upgrade to this hotel
      • A three-dimensional finite element model was developed and analyzed to determine the structure’s weak points
      • Steel plates were fastened to shear wall elements and floor slabs to increase the building’s toughness
      • Modeling results enabled DeSimone to develop an innovative repair scheme that that cut the cost of the structural upgrade budget by half
      • The complete restoration of this New York City landmark theater launched the late 1990’s redevelopment of Times Square
      • Constructed in 1902, the New Amsterdam Theater lay neglected for nearly two decades before being rescued and returned to its former splendor
      • The restored 1,200-seat theater has hosted many major Broadway productions
      • Houses Bard College’s opera, dance, and musical productions as well as the theatrical teaching facilities
      • The 860-seat, 64,000 sf performance auditorium and rigging tower are made of tall, slender, cast-in-place concrete walls
      • The first and second balcony seating sections cantilever from these walls and are carefully balanced with the hallway floors outside the auditorium
      • The 420-seat teaching theater is housed in a reinforced concrete masonry auditorium and rigging tower
      • The exterior of the buildings, which envelop the functional boxes, embodies the signature Frank Gehry metal skin
      • The complex, compound, sinuous curves, computer generated, define the form to which the thin stainless steel sheathing follows
      • A unique harmony of steel and concrete with the versatility to house almost any size and type of performance is the final product
      • Awards:
        ACEC New York – Diamond Award, Structural Systems 2004
        ACEC National – Award of Merit, Structural Systems 2004
        AISC Ideas2 – Award of Merit, $25-$100 Million 2004
        New York Construction News – Best of Awards, Institution 2002
      • 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
      • A nearly 3 million sf convention center hotel located in Hollywood, Florida
      • The multiple uses of the 8-story convention center led to the selection of hybrid structural systems
      • The roof over the column free Great Hall exhibition space uses steel joists to span 155 feet
      • The floor of the Great Hall functions as the ceiling of two Grand Ballrooms below
      • Clear spans up to 135 feet dictated the selection of post-tensioned girders up to 9 feet deep, with as many as 195 tendons
      • Steel girders are used to support the girder formwork.
      • The 35 foot ballroom height would have similarly made slab formwork exceedingly difficult
      • The floor of the ballroom carries heavy loads to provide flexibility for the Diplomat’s convention planners
      • Post-tensioned girders support both post-tensioned and conventionally reinforced slabs
      • Parking levels below the public floors consist primarily of precast pre-stressed concrete joists spanning between girders with precast pre-stressed soffits
      • Awards:
        ASCE Florida – Project of the Year 2002
        ASCE Broward Branch – Project of the Year 2002
      • Created as part of Universal Studio’s $3 billion expansion
      • Guestrooms and restaurants encircle the harbor
      • Rivers and canals connect the hotel with Universal Studios, other hotel amenities and entertainment attractions
      • The hotel resort has a total area of approximately 1,000,000 sf.
      • Houses 750 rooms, 1,125 on-site parking spaces and various restaurant and retail sites incorporated into the Italian theme
      • Located on Brickell Key waterfront
      • Contains 329 guest rooms, a business center, ballroom, restaurant, and health club facilities
      • The building’s roofline is gradually terraced, ranging in height from 17 to 21 stories, to abstractly resemble the company’s Mandarin sampan logo
      • The ballroom facility is located in a separate structure, connecting back to the main complex by a bridge at the second story
      • The building’s concrete structure utilizes both conventional and post-tensioned slabs, and shear walls for lateral support
      • A pile foundation was required for support, as the building is located on reclaimed land
      • Faces Boston Commons and spans two city blocks in downtown Boston
      • The 3.4-acre site provides approximately 1.8 million sf of usable space
      • Brings together an exciting hub for shopping, entertainment, fitness and residential living in one development
      • Features a 300-room five-star hotel, a state-of-the-art Loews Theatre multiplex, a Reebok Sports Club and spa facility, retail space, 350 luxury condominiums, 125 corporate apartments and parking spaces
      • The diversity of programs within the complex requires creative structural solutions to accommodate varying column grid and clearance requirements

      Awards

      • Brick in Architecture Awards – Best in Class
      • Located at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University
      • Contains 145,000 sf of space and includes classrooms, offices, a library and a café
      • The building is a composite structure of concrete and steel
      • Cast-in-place concrete flat slab construction is used for the primary floor supporting elements
      • A 36-inch concrete transfer slab and 8-ft deep curved concrete beams are also utilized
      • The building features a 65,000 sf steel clad roof structure
      • The stainless steel-clad surfaces are framed using four inch standard pipe steel
      • The steel portion of the building rests upon the concrete and is therefore not load bearing
      • The structural steel elements provide additional shear resistance
      • DeSimone also designed the building’s light-gauge framing, supporting the curved drywall that clads the interior atrium space
      • This design is the first Gehry project to have all of its structural steel detailing completed in CATIA
      • Awards:
        AISC – National Award 2002
        CIB – Award of Merit 2001
      • An 11-story luxury mixed-use project containing 1.2 million sf, occupying almost an entire city block in Washington DC
      • Consists of a five-star Ritz Carlton Hotel with grand ballrooms and a conference center, 175 luxury condominiums, and an elaborate four-story, 40,000 sf landscaped courtyard
      • Also includes three levels of health spa facilities, including a swimming pool, basketball courts and squash courts, as well as street level retail and restaurant space, and a four-story parking garage below grade
      • The building uses a cast-in-place concrete structural system combined with areas of post-tensioned slabs and beams
      • The structural challenge was to incorporate the different program spaces of each portion of the building into one structure without sacrificing the features of any single component
      • Awards:
        NASC – Platinum Award 2002
        CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 2000
        Washington Building Congress 2000
      • A 40-story mixed-use structure located just off Union Square in the heart of San Francisco
      • Contains a five-star hotel with 277 guest rooms and 142 luxury condominiums
      • The podium level houses both retail and parking
      • The building is located along a major fault line in one of the highest category seismic zones in the United States
      • The innovative and irregular structure raised many engineering challenges
      • DeSimone performed a dynamic analysis on the structure as a whole, as well as its subsections
      • Non-linear viscous dampers are used to limit wind impact
      • A limit state design approach is utilized to resist seismic forces associated with a Maximum Credible Seismic Event
      • Awards:
        NASC – Gold Award 2002
      • The expansion integrates the original Howard Johnson hotel building into the casino building
      • Required an infill building to seamlessly tie together the various existing buildings
      • The Howard Johnson building underwent extensive renovations requiring the transfer of 50 columns to create a Porte Cochere
      • The existing second floor and third floor indoor pool are removed
      • New facades are designed, including 60-foot freestanding columns and a new roof over the courtyard
      • A five-building multi-phase project providing 321 units
      • Contemporary Mediterranean architecture with setback roof levels combined with a lush landscape plan with multiple pools and site buildings provide an ideal resort setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
      • A post-tensioned flat slab cast monolithically with shear walls and a pile foundation is selected
      • The buildings are sited in a coastal zone, which required the buildings to be designed to strict FEMA and Florida DEP requirements
      • Includes the seismic upgrade for the un-reinforced four-story masonry retail building
      • Design includes implementing shotcrete walls and frames and placing new concrete floor diaphragms over the existing wood floors
      • Existing columns and walls are removed from tenant spaces to maximize the usable floor plates
      • The building’s current main tenant is XXI Forever
      • A 90,000 sf library addition, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
      • Situated on a very compact urban site
      • To meet the Law School’s aggressive space requirements, floor-to-floor heights are minimized
      • A total of 13 floors are constructed on the code-restricted site
      • Using beams only at perimeter and a structural slab system with a minimal depth, DeSimone was able to meet the client’s programmatic needs
      • Awards:
        CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 1993
      • A 243,000 sf office building located on Disney’s Corporate Campus
      • Houses the 500+ animators and administrators responsible for producing the company’s successful animated features
      • Integrating technology and consumer fantasy, the exterior design uses an industrial billboard aesthetic of colorful corrugated metals
      • Interiors are open and loft-like, incorporating structure into the building’s playful architectural theme
      • The superstructure is constructed for less than $9/sf despite rigorous performance criteria and extensive use of raised flooring throughout the complex
      • The building also contains computer facilities, archives and a THX screening room
      • Located on the corner of Independence Avenue and 19th Street in Southeast Washington
      • Contains 100,000 sf and is designed to provide a national model for community-based special education services
      • Provides space for Family Outreach and Community Intervention programs, and features meeting rooms, a full-court gymnasium, and village green areas
      • The main structure is a three-story cylindrical spine that runs the length of the site, and connects the project’s disparate services together
      • The gymnasium building utilizes a barrel vaulted roof structure
      • Meeting areas are contained under gabled roofs and skylights punctuate common areas, creating an architectural vocabulary for reading the building’s design
      • Awards:
        Mid Atlantic Construction – Eastern Seaboard Region’s 50 Most Important and Innovative New Construction and/or Renovation Honoree 2007
        Washington Building Congress – Craftsmanship Awards 2006
      • The expansion involves a 50,000 sf addition to the existing facility and a 14,000 sf Italian Renaissance building built in 1899 as a post office
      • The new building is located immediately south of the existing building, with the front entrance facing South High Street
      • Galleries are located one level above the entrance and extend all the way from South High Street to South Broadway
      • The building is broken up into three primary components: the Crystal, the Gallery-Box, and the Roof Cloud
      • The Crystal signifies the main entry and operates as a space for orientation
      • The Crystal encompasses an auditorium, classrooms, library, café, and bookstore
      • The Gallery Box is an independent space that is highly controllable and changeable as it is one unified space with a long span structure that can be built out freely based on the needs of each exhibit
      • The Roof Cloud hovers above the building, creating a blurred envelope for the museum, and also operates as a horizontal landmark in the city
      • Awards:
        ACEC California, CELSOC – Merit Award, Structural Systems 2008
        NCSEA Outstanding Project Awards – Finalist, Excellence Award, Structural Engineering 2008
        CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit 2006
        The Chicago Athenaeum – American Architecture Award 2005
      • 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
      • This expansion established The Turning Stone Casino as the premier entertainment, meeting, and gaming destination within central New York
      • Highlights within this 1.3 million sf expansion include: an event center, a 5,100-seat arena, a 100-key golf resort suite hotel
      • Also includes a world-class spa and fitness center, a 20-story, 300-room hotel tower, a 25,000 sf Wintergarden, and a parking garage
      • Extensive renovations are made to the existing facilities as well
      • Awards:
        New York Construction Awards- Top Projects of 2004/2005
        New York Construction Awards – Award of Merit, Hospitality 2005
        New York Construction Awards – Top Projects of 2003/2004
      • The 81,000 sf library complex expands the university’s current storage space for science-related publications
      • Provides classrooms and faculty offices for a range of science disciplines
      • The design allows for easier access to resources by bringing together a number of disciplines under one roof
      • Education functions are carefully divided into two classroom legs connected via a central unifying office tower
      • The building’s exterior is whimsical and showcases a curved metal skin which envelops the building’s functional core
      • The thin stainless steel sheathing is defined by compound curves, which are computer generated
      • The exterior design utilizes a substantial amount of exterior glazing to allow natural light into the public spaces
      • The structural design system utilizes a composite collage of steel, concrete and masonry
      • Emerging from the cast-in-place concrete foundation are six distinct building typologies – five low rise satellites surrounding a central library tower
      • All of the structures connect via a complex system of low roofs and skylights that function as atrium links between the sectors
      • The central library tower is structured using concrete
      • The project was dimensionally documented utilizing the 3D modeling package, Digital Project
      • Awards:
        ACEC New York – Diamond Award, Structural Systems 2008
        CIB – Award of Merit 2007
      • Provides the city with a classically inspired, highly efficient, state-of-the-art facility accommodating Jacksonville’s evolving needs
      • Consists of five floors and contains over 330,000 sf of space
      • Accommodates the library’s 2.2 million book collection, as well as a grand reading room, a 400-seat auditorium, a multi-purpose room, a café, a bookstore, and a garage
      • Dramatic changes in elevation combined with the local sands relatively low bearing capacity necessitated using large stepped footings throughout the site
      • The superstructure uses a flat slab system with drop panels
      • The slabs transfer loads to reinforced concrete columns and shear walls, supported on the building’s spread footings
      • Spandrel beams are located along the building perimeter to stiffen the slab edge, and support the heavy pre-cast façade loads
      • A vulnerability assessment was conducted based upon the national GSA blast criteria, due to the library’s proximity to the federal courthouse
      • Awards:
        ACEC New York – Gold Award, Structural Systems 2006
        ACI Florida Chapter – Significant Concrete Structure 2005
        Southeast Construction – Best Public Building, Concrete Building 2006
      • 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
      • Consists of a multi-phased project
      • Provides a gymnasium, basketball and volleyball courts, racquetball courts, health and wellness areas, administrative areas, campus support, and other recreation support areas
      • Phases I and II contain 58,000 and 99,500 sf
      • Phase I prescribes a tall volume two-court gym for intramural and recreational sports
      • The main entry lobby, a two-story volume, is centrally located between the basketball courts and a fitness area for weight equipment and aerobic machines
      • The mezzanine located above provides area for mechanical equipment, restrooms, and two multi-purpose group fitness rooms for aerobics classes
      • The third major area is a two-story structure utilized for fitness activities that has a transparent wall with a view to the west
      • The primary structural system consists of precast keystone joists supporting a concrete slab poured monolithically with the columns
      • Long span steel joists support a concrete slab on metal deck and are used to span across the basketball courts
      • DeSimone utilized a shallow foundation system and exterior walls of eight-inch masonry combined with glazed surfaces
      • 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 13-story, 113,000 sf outpatient comprehensive cancer center
      • Includes radiation oncology, infusion therapy, diagnostic radiology and a large number of exam and consultation clusters for a variety of specialized cancer care medical staff
      • Major elements of the new ambulatory care center include screening and diagnostic services; multidisciplinary treatment centers; chemotherapy infusion
      • Also includes radiation oncology, and on-site radiation therapy including three linear accelerators: computerized tomography simulation; positron emission tomography; and other chemo-radiation therapies
      • The structural system consists of flat plate concrete construction utilizing perimeter shear wall cores for the lateral system
      • The slab thickness varies between 10 and 12 inches to accommodate 100 and 300 pound per sf live load conditions
      • Increased design loads are used to provide the tenant flexibility to change and relocate various types of medical equipment, including MRI and PET/CT units
      • A three-foot thick foundation mat at the cellar level supports three LINAC units
      • 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
      • A 180,000 sf flat-plate concrete building, built to house the Law School residence hall at Columbia University
      • The 200 foot-tall, 17-story building offers students a high-tech dormitory
      • Addressing the ever-advancing needs of the student body via state-of-the-art telecommunications and kitchen amenities in each room
      • Sited on a steep hillside with a severe grade drop-off
      • The foundation design protects the basement from nine feet of storm-water runoff on the three uphill sides
      • The garden behind the dormitory features a rock sculpture carved from the same granite rock that supports the building
      • Awards:
        New York Construction Awards – Award of Merit, High-Rise Residential 2005
      • Located on Bryant Street, it is the first building in San Francisco designed by Michael Graves
      • The 5,500 sf facility contains a digital imaging studio
      • In addition to the rotunda reception area, the project contains a double-height studio, two car garage and offices
      • The foundation utilizes 26, 30-inch-diameter drilled concrete piers, which extend down to 20 feet and are tied together with grade beams
      • The slab-on-grade is designed to span between piers in the event that the soil liquefies and settles
      • The structure is designed using light gage steel framing combined with plywood shear walls
      • Steel moment frames were also used to provide lateral support for the rotunda
      • Awards:
        Building of America 2007
      • Consists of the renovation of the existing hotel and retail complex located in Times Square
      • The structural renovations were limited to the podium floors, which involved three levels below and five above grade
      • The interior layout of the design presented many challenges
      • Located on the historic Glen Burnie Estate in Winchester, Virginia
      • The museum, a key component of the estates total masterplan redesign contains Julian Wood Glass, Jr.’s regional historic collection of furniture and decorative arts
      • The $22 million facility references the existing landmark house Georgian design
      • The 48,000 sf steel structure contains five exhibition galleries, a reception hall, a museum store, a tea room and a learning center
      • A hotel complex, part of the Adriaen’s Landing Development
      • Located on Hartford’s historic waterfront, this building is a defining icon of the city’s skyline
      • Contains a 30-acre hotel, convention center, retail and residential redevelopment intended to spark a downtown renaissance in Connecticut’s capital
      • Phase I consists of a 22-story, 400-room hotel, including an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, restaurants, and meeting/banquet spaces
      • The hotel is linked to the convention center at the first floor
      • The hotel tower is framed using a steel staggered truss system with precast concrete floor plank
      • 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
      • A four-story, 350,000 sf complex
      • Accommodates a variety of retail and entertainment functions
      • Includes space for large volume retailers, theme stores, small local merchants, indoor restaurants, outdoor cafes, and virtual reality attractions
      • Also contains a performance hall, and a 16-theater Sony cinema with IMAX theater
      • Constructed on top of an underground conference hall, the structure utilizes 140 foot long clear span plate girders
      • The lateral force resisting system ties into and transfers forces to the existing structure
      • The project is designed to meet California’s Zone 4 Seismic Requirements
      • Awards:
        AIA – Award of Merit 2000
      • A 15-level, 1,430,000 sf, 4,244-car steel parking structure
      • Designed solely for the employees of Harrah’s Casino and The Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
      • One of the largest steel garages in North America
      • The design’s primary lateral force-resisting system is comprised of slotted-web moment frames
      • Presented a unique design challenge with two, 175-foot long elevated pedestrian bridges
      • The bridges are designed to fit above the existing shared access road and below the Las Vegas Monorail’s elevated structure, to connect to the existing casino garages
      • A fast-track project
      • 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
      • A 5-star ski resort and spa consisting of two six-story structures
      • The 260,000 sf Main Lodge contains 90 condominium units on the lower floors and the Mount Mansfield Club on the upper floors
      • The 210,000 sf spa building contains 115 hotel condominium units
      • In addition, the complex contains a below grade parking garage, which is located underneath each of the buildings
      • The project is designed and built in two phases, and is LEED Gold Certified
      • 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
      • A 19-story, 204,500 sf luxury boutique hotel located over the High Line, in the heart of Manhattan’s Meatpacking district
      • The building’s structure consists of cast-in-place concrete
      • A transfer system spanning the High Line is located at the fifth floor and enables the above floor construction
      • This transfer system required the use of grade 65 steel to accommodate the 114-foot length
      • The project’s elegant East Pier is a 5-foot thick, 57-foot tall architectural exposed concrete member
      • Poor soil conditions required a deep foundation system
      • The proximity of ground water close to street level necessitated the implementation of a heavily reinforced bathtub-type foundation

      Awards

      • Architype Review – Hotels + Highlights
      • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National Engineering Excellence Awards – Finalist, Structural Systems
      • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Regional Excellence Awards – Diamond Award, Structural Systems
      • CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – Award of Merit, Special Recognition
      • New York Construction – Award of Merit, Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality
      • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Outstanding Project, Over $100 Million Category
      • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) Awards – Award of Merit, Landmark Structure
      • 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
      • Located in downtown Roanoke, houses the museum’s permanent collection of 19th and early 20th century American paintings, African art, Southern decorative arts, and Contemporary art
      • The exterior design of the building draws from the surrounding landscape with an undulating roofline of stainless steel and glass combined with angular exterior stone walls
      • The 85,000 sf facility houses considerably larger exhibition and education spaces than the original adjoining museum
      • Includes an expanded Art Venture, a children’s interactive gallery and art center, a flexible programming/theater space, an IMAX theater
      • Also includes a multi-purpose auditorium, a research library, a book and gift shop, a studio classroom, works on paper study room, and a café with indoor and outdoor seating
      • A spacious atrium provides a meeting place for the community, as well as a premier venue for special events
      • Awards:
        The Chicago Athenaeum – International Architecture Award 2009
      • A prime multifunctional facility that houses several programs including public affairs, exhibit and graphic arts departments and the WCS Institute of International Conservation
      • The mixed-use building contains 42,000 sf of offices, meeting rooms, a digital information center and flexible space to accommodate administrative and research needs of the WCS
      • The building merges with its natural setting, respecting its intimate quality while optimizing solar orientation and capturing views
      • Efficient and right-sized systems heat and cool the building
      • Daylighting is maximized, and both renewable and recycled materials are incorporated so that the center consumes less while lasting longer.
      • A true reflection of environmental, social and economic sustainability
      • The building’s integration with the landscape is a new model of the ability for humans, wildlife and wild lands to live together harmoniously
      • The project is LEED Gold certified
      • 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
      • The 190,000 sf office building houses public areas and restaurants in addition to basic office functions
      • Reminiscent of boat sails, the billowing exterior design produces dramatic angles and spectacular views
      • This complex exterior is created using a sculpted reinforced concrete structure delicately clad with an all-glass curtain wall system
      • A highly integrated interior and exterior environment, the form itself is broken down into five two-tier modules
      • The modules are twisted to create the building’s dynamic form
      • Concrete provides the ideal structural solution and an innovative way to achieve the complex set requirements of this atypical office building
      • The sculptural glass façade is created using complex, multi-directionally curved curtainwall panels
      • Structural slabs support these heavy panels
      • The slabs cantilever varying distances beyond the perimeter columns and are sloped to conform to the design
      • Interior spans exceed 35 feet in many locations to accommodate the open office environment
      • The 3D model provides key coordinate information to demystify problematic areas
      • To help assimilate the 3D information, each floor plan is dotted with hundreds of coordinates to help define the true conditions
      • Awards:
        NCSEA – Excellence Award, Structural Engineering 2008
        ACEC National – Engineering Excellence Award Finalist 2007
        ACEC New York – Diamond Award, Structural Systems 2007
        CIB Roger H. Corbetta Awards – The Annual Award 2006
        New York Construction Awards – Best of 2006
      • A dynamic showcase for the home and hospitality contract furnishings industry in Las Vegas, Nevada
      • The building totals 100,000 sf
      • A 15-story commercial building adding 2.1 million sf to the existing World Market Center
      • Building C is the largest and most diversified showroom structure on the 12 million sf home furnishings campus
      • Each level offers an open, easy to walk floor plan with optimum racetrack circulation as well as sky bridges that connect to other buildings

      Awards

      • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Ideas2 Awards – National Recognition
      • 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
      • A provocative and inviting visual arts center for the city of Edmonton, Canada
      • A quarter of the existing facility was demolished to allow for the design and construction of this new addition
      • The new addition provides 27,000 sf of floor space to the facility
      • The design infills and expands vertically a new steel structure which houses gallery spaces, administrative functions, and rooftop gardens
      • Through materiality and strategic repositioning on the site, the gallery formally and philosophically extends out to the community
      • The project utilizes a wide array of green features and intelligent engineering strategies

      Awards

      • Metals in Construction Association – President’s Award for Overall Excellence
      • Located adjacent to the Jockey Club and squeezed between the Bellagio and MGM CityCenter site
      • A 6.5 million sf project on a limited seven-acre site
      • The limited site area forced a non-conventional vertically stacked solution
      • Parking for 3,000 cars was pushed below grade
      • Slurry walls are utilized, which facilitated the depth of excavation at 75 feet

      Awards

      • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Silver Award, Structural Systems
      • A three-story, 97,500 sf outpatient facility located on a four acre site in Boca Raton, Florida
      • Dedicated to providing technologically advanced, patient focused, comprehensive cancer care for the community
      • The first floor consists of a 20,000 sf comprehensive Radiation Oncology and an Imaging Center
      • Public access to the building is through a three-story naturally lit atrium that visually unifies the building and also provides access to a small café, gift shop and Pyscho-Social Palliative Care
      • The second floor contains a Hematology/Oncology Clinic, including a Lab and Blood Draw area, Pharmacy, and a Chemotherapy and Infusion Center
      • The third floor contains a Multi-Modality Clinic, Administration Offices, and a Conference Center
      • A 580,000 sf 34-story office tower in Downtown Miami, Florida
      • Includes a ground floor lobby, retail areas, 11 stories of parking, and 21 stories of office space
      • A recreational deck and a double-height office space are provided on the 11th floor
      • The building’s exterior design involves the use of a complex interlocking curtain wall system
      • The first LEED Gold Class A Office Tower completed in Miami
      • 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
      • An expansion and renovation project, as part of Miami Children’s Hospital “Building on a Dream” campaign
      • Enhances the quality of care and service to the families
      • The 68,000 sf Ambulatory Care Building is designed to expand specialized programs to meet demands for service
      • Houses the hospital’s Pediatric Care Center, Congenital Heart Institute, Brain Institute, Plastic Surgery and the Craniofacial Center, as well as a new café
      • Includes further development of the MRI building, along with an adjacent 20 feet connector bridge that joins the building to the 196 Blank Building
      • Also includes a three-story addition used as a conference center, a PICU/NICU expansion, courtyard infill and a new entry at the Variety Building
      • Build to withstand a wind speed of 178 miles per hour and meets a large missile impact criteria consisting of a nine-pound missile traveling at 80 feet per second
      • Awards:
        New York Association of Consulting Engineers Award 2003
      • 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 in Las Vegas on a 66-acre downtown site
      • A 55-story mixed-use project containing 1.5 million sf
      • The project is the second phase of work occuring at the MGM CityCenter site
      • Creates a 1500-unit condominium hotel tower, retail areas, spa facilities, restaurants, back-of-house areas and parking
      • 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
      • The expansion adds a new high-limits gaming area
      • Also improves and expands restaurant and bar facilities, new administrative offices, and additional parking capacity
      • The existing casino, hotel, and parking structures remained operational during construction
      • Includes new casino space, new bars and restaurants, administrative space, spa facilities, plus various support spaces
      • The parking addition provides 2,000 parking spaces on five levels
      • The project adds 128,000 sf to the gaming facility
      • Located in New Haven, Connecticut directly adjacent to the Yale University Campus
      • Includes a complete renovation and expansion of the existing 1960s four-story hotel to become a new top rated boutique hotel at Yale
      • The existing cast-in-place concrete structure is analyzed and reinforced to allow the addition of two new hotel floors on top of the existing roof
      • Also includes a Penthouse Level Lounge and Sky Deck
      • The one-story rear section of the hotel is rebuilt for the new kitchen and other back of house functions
      • Existing structure changes include an entirely new facade, modifications and extensions of the lobby level for the new lobby layout and restaurant, and the addition of a new elevator
      • The existing building underwent a complete seismic retrofit to meet to meet the Building Code
      • A full investigation and repair details is completed for the two below grade levels of parking
      • Located on 74th Street in New York City
      • A 30-story residential building containing 270,000 sf
      • Creates 87 units as well as a 42,000 sf Equinox on the podium level
      • The project was fast-tracked with a ten-month long construction schedule
      • Located on East 57th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in New York City
      • A joint venture between the New York City Educational Construction Fund and private developers
      • Creates two new school facilities for PS 59 and the High School of Art and Design, as well as a residential tower, retail areas, and parking
      • Completed in three phases to allow for school facilities to remain in operation
      • Phase I involved the demolition of PS 59 and part of the High School of Art and Design
      • Also involved the design and construction of the two new schools

      Awards

      • Engineering New Record (ENR) New York Regional Best Project Awards – Best K-12 Educational Project
      • Located at 186 Wood Avenue South in Iselin, New Jersey
      • Involves the renovation of an existing building and the addition of a new office building to the Siemens Corporate Campus
      • The building is demolished down to the concrete and steel frame
      • Façade, mechanical equipment, elevators, and interiors are fully replaced
      • A signature courtyard provides an oculus for the entry plaza below
      • A new 175,000 sf office building is added to the site
      • LEED Platinum certified

      Awards

      • Architectural Digest – Best Designed Building in New Jersey
      • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Gold Award, Structural Systems
      • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Ideas2 Awards – National Recognition
      • Engineering News Record (ENR) New York Regional Best Projects – Award of Merit, Office Category
      • National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) – Excellence Award Finalist
      • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Finalist
      • 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 in the downtown Union Park neighborhood in Las Vegas
      • Creates a 268,000 sf secure facility and includes 70 restricted underground parking spaces
      • The steel-and-glass skinned structure houses a 500-seat chamber council with partial mezzanine, public exhibit area, governmental offices, and parking spaces
      • The structural system is concrete filled metal deck over composite steel beams and girders, supported by steel columns
      • To accommodate the building’s open nature, moment frames are utilized in both directions for the lateral system
      • The LEED-NC Gold building is the home of the mayor’s office, the city council, and other governmental offices
      • Renovations to the New York State Theater
      • Designed by Philip Johnson and built in 1964
      • Includes the orchestra pit, proscenium, main curtain, fire curtain, auditorium, front-of-house lighting positions, stage lighting system, the lobby and back-of-house areas
      • Preliminary phases investigate and diagram the structural elements addressed by the renovation scope
      • DeSimone helped to establish budgets for structural components and identify construction schedules that work within predetermined construction windows
      • 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
      • Located along the West Branch Stamford Harbor in Stamford, Connecticut
      • 545,000 sf mixed-use project
      • Includes a seven-story office tower that contains two trading floors, a multi-level 435-car parking garage, a hotel, and retail space
      • Also includes a single level structured garage that extends between and beneath the hotel and retail buildings creating a raised pedestrian plaza
      • Creates a dynamic center for downtown Stamford
      • Located on 47th Street in the heart of the Diamond District in New York City
      • An iconic 35-story office building designed specifically for the global diamond, gem, metals, and jewelry trade
      • Hosts retail space, an auction house, a gemological museum, conference center, and restaurants in the five-story podium structure
      • The rest of the tower above is devoted to commercial and office space
      • Three cellar levels contain secure space, shipping facilities, fitness center, and tenant parking

      Awards

      • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) – Gold Award, Structural Systems
      • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Ideas2 Awards – National Certificate of Recognition
      • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit, Out of Area
      • Located on Grand Street in Manhattan, New York
      • Involves the design and construction of a new 255-foot, 17-story hotel
      • Contains 102,000 sf
      • Includes one cellar level, hung lobby, and bar levels
      • Also includes a swimming pool and a 32-foot tall exposed structural screenwall at the roof level
      • The structure below the third floor utilizes architecturally exposed concrete
      • At the third floor, a major transfer of the typical tower columns onto four super columns occurs

      Awards

      • American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards – Gold Award, Structural Systems
      • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Honors Award
      • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Finalist
      • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) Excellence Awards – Finalist, Under $30 Million Category
      • 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
      • Built in three phases
      • Phase 1, the 500,000 sf gaming project, a super-fast-tracked project, completed in just 12 months
      • Phase II, “Project Sunburst”, a 5 million sf expansion
      • Includes a 34-story, 1,200-room luxury hotel, meeting and function space including the northeast’s largest ballroom, retail shopping and 9 new restaurants.
      • Also includes a 10,000-seat arena, gaming space, a 300-seat cabaret, a world-class spa, a business center, an indoor pool and an outdoor terrace
      • Phase III, “Project Horizon”, the 1.4 million sf expansion, includes the Casino of the Wind, a House of Blues venue, administrative space, new retail and restaurant space, a Mandara Spa and an adult recreation lounge.
      • Also includes back-of-house area, a 5,300-car parking garage and a 43-story, 1,000 room gold englazed hotel tower
      • At each phase of this project, the Native American themed elements required specialty design
      • Awards:
        Building of America 2008 (Mohegan Sun, Casino of the Wind)
        New York Construction Awards – Top Project 2008 (Mohegan Sun Expansion)
        New York Construction Awards – Silver Award 2002 (Mohegan Sun Phase II)
        New York Construction Awards – Mixed-Use Project of the Year 2001 (Mohegan Sun Phase II)
      • Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylavania
      • One of 13 new casinos planned for the Keystone State
      • Pahse I includes a 257,000 sf project containing casino and hotel components
      • A ten-story hotel of 204,000 sf is located adjecent to the casino
      • 47,000 sf of multi-purpose space, 204,000 sf of retail space, and over 1 million sf of garage parking border the hotel
      • The new casino builds upon the structural and architectural environment of the Bethlehem Steel Plant
      • Exposed structural theming elements are located at the building’s facades
      • 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
      • Located at the edge of Yale University’s Campus in New Haven, Connecticut
      • Involves the design and construction of two new buildings
      • The main building provides a new Health Center that contains 147,000 sf
      • Includes Administration, Ambulatory Care, Diagnostic Treatment, Nursing, Support, and Public Spaces
      • The second building provides a 350-car parking garage that is shared by the Health Center and the adjacent Rose Center
      • The garage utilizes precast concrete construction
      • 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
      • The original 349-room Eden Roc Resort was designed by Morris Lapidus and completed in 1956
      • A new 20-story guestroom tower on the south side of the original property
      • An existing parking garage and pool deck is partially demolished to facilitate the construction
      • The new construction includes parking, a ballroom and a banquet kitchen
      • Modifications to the existing structure occured on both the pool deck and the upper portions of the original tower
      • Located in 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
      • A new addition expanding the existing ground floor of the Empire City Casino by approximately 30,000 sf
      • Includes a full basement providing additional back-of-house space contiguous to the existing building
      • The addition consists of 60,000 sf
      • The structure is designed as a connecting bridge between the casino and the parking garage
      • Also includes an iconic Porte Cochere structure

      Awards

      • American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State Excelsior Award – Best in Public Architecture
      • Located in Staten Island, New York
      • New York’s first net-zero energy school
      • Produces the same amount of energy as it uses, making it one of the most sustainable schools in the world
      • The first of its kind in the northeastern United States
      • The 77,000sf school contains classrooms, cafeteria, and a gymatorium program
      • Additionally, it includes indoor and outdoor gardens and exterior play yards

      Awards

      • American Institute of Architects New York (AIA NY) Design Awards – COTE Environment Awards
      • The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards – Honorable Mention, Building of the Year
      • Architizer A+ Engineering Awards – Primary & High Schools Category Winner
      • Engineering News Record (ENR) Best New York Region Project Awards – Best Green Project
      • Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) New York Awards – Excellence Award
      • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards – Best Green Project
      • Urban Land Institute New York (ULI NY) Awards – Excellence in Institutional Development
      • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Awards – Global Awards for Excellence, Finalist
      • 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 new Capacity Project for the School Construction Authority, located on 43rd Avenue in Queens
      • Consists of 130,000 sf of new space
      • Consists of five floors of instructional space located on levels one through five
      • Cafeteria, kitchen, lower lobby, gymnasium, gymatorium, and library are housed at the basement level
      • Located at the Aqueduct Race Track in Jamaica, New York
      • The first Resorts World Casino in New York City
      • A 400,000 sf complex constructed in 2 phases
      • Contains a variety of electronic gaming venues, a food court, buffet dining, bars and lounges, multiple restaurants, an open air venue, an events center, and parking
      • Phase 1 includes the first level Times Square Casino, housing gaming, dining, trackside terraces, and the main entrance
      • Phase 2 includes the completion of the second level 5th Avenue Casino, additional restaurants, the third level events space, and the MTA connecting bridge
      • The project is fast-tracked, completed in one year
      • Located in the iconic Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York
      • Measures 5-stories with a column free gallery space that occupies most of the ground level
      • The first LEED-certified commercial gallery in the United States
      • Sustainable features include habitable green roofs, high efficiency mechanical systems, day-lighting, and responsibly sourced materials

      Awards

      • American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Design Awards
      • Architect Magazine Awards – Annual Design Review Award
      • Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Awards – Award of Merit
      • Located in Madison, New Jersey
      • Consists of converting the existing 220,000 sf office building into a modern 285,000 sf office building
      • The modifications involve partially demolishing the existing building, leaving only 125,000 sf
      • Also, adding new construction over the top and adjacent to the remaining existing building
      • 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 just outside New Haven, Connecticut
      • Consists of the renovation of the Hamden Town Hall
      • DeSimone assisted with the shoring design and the analysis of the structure for temporary load conditions
      • Uses an old system of brick and structural clay tile bearing walls from 1924
      • Also, uses light gage metal floor joists and a two and a half inch concrete slab on draped metal wire lathe.
      • Project consists of a 300-key hotel tower and low-rise structure
      • Components include gaming space, retail, dining areas, convention and flexible meeting rooms, a spa, offices and administration areas, and back of house facilities
      • Exterior improvements include landscaping, pools, gardens, and a 70,000 square foot amphitheater
      • 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 Atlantic City, New Jersey
      • Consists of new construction and renovation to existing structure as a part of the casino’s intent to rebrand
      • Renovation required removal of the existing floor, resupport of new atrium edges and bracing of columns
      • The existing façade is renovated to align with the new brand
      • The façade includes the addition of signage and decorative elements as well as creating openings for windows and a new promenade
      • A new pier is constructed on the site of a previously demolished one that houses a restaurant, bar, and a surf shop
      • 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 in San Francisco, California
      • Consists of two adjacent structures
      • A 2-story structure with a partial basement, comprised of a wood floor and roof system supported by both timber and steel columns
      • A 1-story steel building with a wood roof structure, which is a historic landmark built in 1938
      • Seismic ties are used to join the two structures into a single space
      • A comprehensive Probable Maximum Loss (PML) seismic risk assessment of the combined structure was conducted
      • As a result, several seismic upgrade options were developed and implemented with a goal of reducing the overall exposure to below a 20% PML level
      • An 8,000 sf mezzanine expansion is incorporated into the seismic upgrade along with several structural strengthening measures
      • 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
      • A 24-story office building located on East 41st Street and Fifth Avenue in New York
      • Undergoing a renovation with the goal of meeting LEED Gold and Energy Star Certification
      • The structural scope includes removing one of the existing columns from the new lobby by pre-loading the column with the help of transfer girder, bearing and jacking brackets, and loading jacks
      • Located in Annapolis, Maryland
      • Consists of modernizing an existing 71,000 sf office building and constructing a new entry vestibule and addition
      • The modifications fully remove the existing building’s enclosure and update the mechanical systems
      • The addition is three stories in height and features long spans
      • A new vestibule joins the new and existing structures
      • 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
      • An approximately a 100,000sf casino expansion and renovation of the Isle of Capri property
      • Renovations are made to the interior lobby, hotel, and the exterior of the existing casino
      • Expansion work includes a new pool, spa, and porte cochere
      • 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 in Union, New Jersey
      • A new five-story, 100,000 sf facility housing a Barnes and Noble branch on the ground floor
      • Houses various academic classrooms and department offices during the academic year
      • The spaces are designed to be used as conference space when classes are not in session
      • Also houses, the School of Design, including administrative offices and studio space
      • The roof accommodates outdoor event space, in addition to necessary mechanical support equipment

      Awards

      • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Newark & Suburban Chapter Awards – Gold Prize
      • Engineering New Record (ENR) Best Project Awards – Winner, Safety Category
      • New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) – Gold Prize, Educational Development
      • Located on East 144th Street in the Bronx, New York
      • Provides a new charter high school for those students coming from the KIPP middle schools throughout New York City
      • Provides 132,500 sf dedicated to offering high quality education free of charge to low-income students
      • Includes classrooms and laboratories to accommodate approximately 1,000 students, as well as gymnasium facilities, a library, and a large cafetorium
      • Fast-tracked to meet the Fall 2013 opening date
      • 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)

      About the Project

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

      Awards

      • New York City Design Awards – Excellence in Design

      About the Project

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

      Awards

      • AHEAD Hospitality Awards – Lobby & Public Spaces 2018
      • Concrete Industry Board – Award of Merit 2017
      • Located on West 13th Street, adjacent to the High Line in New York City
      • A new 120,000sf office tower with retail and general office
      • The total planned development 10 floors above ground plus cellar level
      • The cellar to the 2nd floor contain retail space
      • General office space is on floors 3 to 10

      Awards

      • Engineering News Record (ENR) Best New York Region Project Awards – Award of Merit, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Category

      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 64,000 sf hotel expansion
      • Adds a 63-key new hotel building with cantilevered balconies to the existing 102-room Cloister
      • Featurs pre-cast concrete construction with CMU-bearing walls
      • Covered walkways connect the new expansion to the existing hotel buildings

      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

      About the Office

      Building upon our experience in the area, DeSimone’s Boston office was created in response to the increasing needs of our clients in Boston and throughout New England. Dating back to 1980, DeSimone Boston has been committed to utilizing our world-renowned expertise to provide the same cutting-edge services to our clients in the region.

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      Opened in 2005, DeSimone’s Las Vegas office is the center and focal point of our gaming and hospitality projects. Our staff have been carefully selected and trained to be most familiar with the design of hotel and casinos and their special requirements including the fast track nature of these projects. With our firm’s strong portfolio and experienced staff, we have been privileged to work on many leading Las Vegas hotel and casinos. DeSimone Las Vegas has also contributed to non-gaming projects such as the New Las Vegas City Hall and the World Market Center.

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      In response to the growing needs of our clients established throughout the North East, DeSimone opened its New Haven office in October 2004. Some of the first projects done by our New Haven office include Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe Vermont; Isle of Capri Casino Expansion, Biloxi, MS; Blue Back Square, West Hartford, CT.

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      The San Francisco office of DeSimone was established in 1992 to serve as the firm’s base of operations to service their growing list of West Coast projects and as a gateway to the Pacific. Located in the high seismic area of northern California, DeSimone San Francisco is on the cutting edge of structural and earthquake engineering technology for the design of buildings.

      Our San Francisco staff members serve on various technical committees of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, including past-Chair of the Seismology Committee, and are well-versed with the latest techniques of seismic analysis and design including three-dimensional dynamic response spectra analysis, non-linear inelastic time history analysis, performance-based design, seismic base isolation techniques, etc.  We have designed many iconic, high-rise buildings in San Francisco and in other high seismic regions in the world.

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      Opened in 1975, the DeSimone Miami office has been privileged to provide structural engineering services for some of the most notable projects in Florida and the Caribbean. In Miami-Dade County alone, DeSimone has designed over 62 million square feet of new building construction at a project cost of over $15 billion. Creative design, proactive interaction with ownership and the design team, and complete, concise construction documents are the hallmarks of DeSimone commitment. Our level of repeat business with long-established clients is a testament to the high level of service and technical expertise that we bring to our projects.

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      Opened in 1969, our New York office is the largest DeSimone office. As DeSimone’s headquarters, the office has developed a diverse practice working on both large and small-scale projects in the New York Metropolitan Area. Having designed over 280 projects in New York City, we are privileged to have provided structural engineering services for many of the city’s prominent structures and for a wide variety of projects including residential, mixed-use, high rise, retail, hospitality, educational, office, and renovation.

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