Adaptive Reuse In New York City: The TWA Flight Terminal

Adaptive Reuse In New York City: The TWA Flight Terminal

The redevelopment of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport is a recent example of adaptive reuse in New York City which highlights the endless opportunities for repurposing the region's abandoned commercial spaces. Beyer Blinder Belle’s recently unveiled restoration and extension proposes 505-room hotel which reuses the shell of architect Earo Saarinen's iconic mid-20th century airport terminal - considered state-of-the-art, even futuristic...

Green Commercial Space and Sustainable Architecture

Green Commercial Space and Sustainable Architecture

Commercial buildings contain everything from apartments to department stores, hotels to office space, doughnut shops to medical clinics, and sprawl over more than 80 billion square feet in the U.S. In green-speak this means each year commercial buildings are responsible for close to half of all energy consumption in the United States at the cost of over $200 billion per year,...

An Overview of Construction Management

An Overview of Construction Management

Construction management encompasses all aspects of a construction project, from bid through completion, including: Staffing Construction Oversight Documentation Permits Quality control/quality assurance Drawing preparation Based on a client’s desired level of control, a skilled construction manager is responsible for, first and foremost, acting as the owner’s representative throughout the course of the project and providing cohesion from bid through delivery. Additional duties include preparing drawings to technical specifications and...

Adaptive Reuse in NYC: Planning for Site Remediation

Adaptive Reuse in NYC: Planning for Site Remediation

When considering more sustainable practices for design and construction, adaptive reuse architects first consider their choice of site. Instead of building on “new” land, they often choose to clean up existing land known as “brownfield sites”. A brownfield is defined by the EPA as a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential...