Elms Carriage House Scholars Center

Elms Carriage House Scholars Center

Newport, RI

The professional staff of Architectural Preservation Studio worked with the Preservation Society of Newport County (PSNC) to prepare a conceptual design for the adaptive reuse of the Elms Carriage House to a residence for the proposed PSNC Research Fellow’s Center. The scope of services included field measuring of the building and all interior spaces, creating scaled CAD base drawings of the entire building, and preparing conceptual design drawings based on the above indicating new design and layout of the interior, including bedrooms, public spaces, bathrooms, kitchen and required circulation systems. Architectural Preservation Studio prepared construction documents for the exterior restoration, and interior reuse. The project was phased as funding became available. The adaptive reuse of the interior and the exterior restoration, including installation of a new slate and flat-seam copper roof, were recently completed.

810 Fifth Avenue

810 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY

APS under WASA/Studio A has worked on many phases of roofing and façade projects over the years at this historic New York City structure within a landmark district. The duplex penthouse in the building provided the primary residence to Nelson Rockefeller for many years. The 14-story steel-framed structure is composed primarily of limestone with an ornamental terra- cotta cornice.

During a recent restoration of the two street façades,  APS prepared documents and administered construction for the project, which included extensive installation of dutchmen at previously inappropriately patched locations; replacement of deteriorated ornamental limestone elements with new limestone to match the original; dismantling and replacing the support structure; repairing and reinstalling the terra-cotta cornice; repointing of open mortar joints  and installing lead weathercaps at all horizontal surfaces; repairing, repainting and recaulking of all the wood windows; and complete building cleaning using a combination of water washing and the JOS low-pressure water micro- abrasives system. During previous phases, we designed and administered the replacement of all roofing systems, including the large penthouse deck, as well as repairing and re-stuccoing the penthouse structure.

1180 Raymond Blvd.

1180 Raymond Blvd.

Newark, NJ

Carroll Gardens Landmark Condominium

Carroll Gardens Landmark Condominium

Brooklyn, NY

 

Carroll Gardens Landmark Condominium, formerly the South Congregational Church, is a Romanesque Revival structure designed by architects Woodruff Leeming and F.C. Merry, and constructed between 1851 and 1893. The church was converted to apartments and offices in the 1980s and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The exterior is mainly comprised of red brick with brownstone and wood ornament. The roof is clad with asphalt shingles.

The project began with a conditions assessment of the exterior. Construction documents were developed for the exterior restoration of the façade, repair of the roofs, reconstruction of the towers and spires, and restoration of all original wood-frame stained-glass windows. Architectural Preservation Studio is administering construction.

Priory Condominium

Priory Condominium

New Haven, CT

The professional staff of Architectural Preservation Studio, under WASA, performed a detailed exterior conditions survey of the Priory Condominium located on historic Wooster Square in New Haven, prior to the preparation of construction documents. The five buildings range in age for an 1879 Queen Anne-style house, a circa 1870 stucco-clad, Italianate house, to a complex of townhouses built in 1990. 

The project included an investigation of the current condition of the asphalt shingle and EPDM-roofing systems and substrates, ornamental metalwork, flashings, roof-drainage systems, skylights, exterior wood siding and trim, exterior brickwork, stone trim and all chimneys, windows, and porch woodwork and roofing systems. The investigation helped to better understand existing conditions and clarify the scope of work, while providing a detailed cost estimate for the work necessary. Based on the conditions assessment report, construction documents were developed and construction administered for the first phase.

Priory Condominium

Priory Condominium

New Haven, CT

The professional staff of Architectural Preservation Studio, under WASA, performed a detailed exterior conditions survey of the Priory Condominium located on historic Wooster Square in New Haven, prior to the preparation of construction documents. The five buildings range in age for an 1879 Queen Anne-style house, a circa 1870 stucco-clad, Italianate house, to a complex of townhouses built in 1990. 

The project included an investigation of the current condition of the asphalt shingle and EPDM-roofing systems and substrates, ornamental metalwork, flashings, roof-drainage systems, skylights, exterior wood siding and trim, exterior brickwork, stone trim and all chimneys, windows, and porch woodwork and roofing systems. The investigation helped to better understand existing conditions and clarify the scope of work, while providing a detailed cost estimate for the work necessary. Based on the conditions assessment report, construction documents were developed and construction administered for the first phase.

Hudson View Gardens

Hudson View Gardens

New York, NY

Hudson View Gardens is a Tudor Revival-style housing cooperative designed by George F. Pelham and constructed from 1923 to 1925 along the Hudson River in Manhattan. There are six four-story walkup buildings and nine six-story elevator buildings. The complex is a relatively early example of the use of Tudor design for a multiple-unit residence, predating Tudor City by almost two years.    

The exterior is comprised of imported irregularly textured Holland brick, yellow and clinker brick, with rock-faced stone sills and copings. The topmost floors feature half-timbering with yellow-painted stucco. The roofs are sheathed with slate tiles and the buildings have the original Hope’s rolled steel-casement windows. 

The re-roofing of the flat-membrane roofs has been completed. The project involves the restoration of the façades, including wood trim, stucco, brick and stone masonry, and wrought-iron fire escapes, as well as the slate roofs, and limited steel-casement window repairs. The project will bring the buildings into compliance with FISP (Façade Inspection Safety Program).

One East 66th Street

One East 66th Street

New York, NY

RiverBay at Co-op City

RiverBay at Co-op City

Bronx, NY

Designed by architect Herman Jessor, Co-Op City was constructed from 1965 to 1973 under the New York State Mitchell-Lama Housing Program to build affordable housing for middle-income residents. Today, Co-Op City is the nation’s largest cooperative housing project accommodating nearly 60,000 people in 15,372 residential units.

The professional staff of Architectural Preservation Studio, under WASA Studio, designed the roof replacement for the complex’s 35 residential high-rise buildings. In addition, we completed the façade rehabilitation and roof replacement at the 33 townhouses, as well as the re-roofing the two community centers. The roof replacement totaled 23 acres or the size of more than 20 football fields. During the investigation phase, we performed an infrared roof-moisture survey to determine where the existing membranes had failed, leading to the ongoing leaks. Since a majority of the existing roofs were more than 20 years old, the project required full demolition of the existing roofing systems down to the concrete decks and replacement using modified-bitumen roof membranes over tapered-insulation board. Associated masonry repairs were also accomplished.

RiverBay at Co-op City

RiverBay at Co-op City

Bronx, NY