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.
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