Pratt Institute

Main Building Renovation

This was a gut renovation of the landmarked main building for the Pratt Institute, which was constructed in 1887, a major fire created extensive structural damage on the upper floor along with building wide water damage as a result of extinguishing the fire. As a result, this project consisted of structural reconstruction of the 6th floor, new roof, roof tanks serving the standpipe system, tank enclosure structure, masonry rebuilding, window replacement, gut demolition and interior rehabilitation of all floors, stair replacement, major asbestos removal, fire alarm and new infrastructure in a 125 year old 50,000 SF landmarked building.

Negotiations and close coordination was required with the insurance carrier to obtain an ideal cost settlement. The building houses gallery, student classrooms and studios, administrative and faculty office areas, Pratt executive offices, lecture rooms and computer labs.

Project Details

Rebuild of the buildings infrastructure

Gut renovation of a landmarked building constructed in 1887

Coordinate the alterations around major full floor asbestos removal

Rebuild the upper floor including numerous structural and masonry issues

Adhere to landmarks approval requirements regarding the exterior restoration

Maintain close coordination with the insurance carrier to obtain an ideal cost settlement.

Phase the standpipe roof tanks removal, piping, structural and installation to assure the standpipe was always active