6B — October 26 - November 8, 2018 — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic

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UEENS, NY — The NYC School Con- struction Authority YU & Associates Engineers serves as civil engineer The NYC School Construction Authority, Urbahn Architects andMPCC top off $52.4Million addition Q

grades Pre-K to 5. “The $52.4 million, four- story addition will house 26 new classrooms, an entrance lobby, an outdoor play area, a cafeteria, offices, and a medi- cal suite. The new building’s contemporary architecture will reflect the exterior of the original school erected in 1931,” said Urbahn Architects’ princi- pal, Donald Henry, Jr., AIA, LEED AP . According to Urbahn prin- cipal and designer, Martin Stein, AIA , “The new building will accommodate 590 students and address functional deficien-

cies of the existing school. The expansion will also eliminate the need for the currently used temporary modular, outdoor classroom facilities. The proj- ect was designed to address the school’s needs in the most cost-effective manner and to minimize the extent of renova- tions to the existing building, which will continue to operate during construction.” The addition is designed in accordance with the NYC Green Schools Guide and Rat- ing System, which specifies energy efficiency and healthy- environment requirements for NYC public schools. In addition to the SCA, Ur- bahn Architects, and MPCC, the project team includes struc- tural engineer LERA Leslie E. Robert- son Associates ; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineer Loring Consulting Engineers ; civil engineer YU & Associates Engineers ; landscape architect Edgewa- ter Design ; lighting consultant Lumen Architecture ; acous- tic, A/V, IT, and security con- sultant Cerami &Associates ; and food service consultant Schiavone Designs . Urbahn’s architectural de- sign team includes lead partner and principal Donald Hen- ry, AIA, LEED AP; designer and principal Martin Stein, AIA; project manager Martin Kropf ; and project architect Oni Lloyd . Architecture and engineering design The addition will be adjacent to the four-floor, L-shaped origi- nal school from 1931, which sits on a 2.1-acre site. The two buildings will be connected on all four floors through expan- sion joints. The elevations of floors in both structures will match and the project teamwill convert current window open- ings at the ends of the existing school’s corridors into doors that will seamlessly connect hallways in both buildings. The exterior materials for the new building will be similar to those used on the original building, and are to include brick, granite cladding at the base of building, and cast stone for window sills and parapet caps. The engineering design includes a steel-frame struc- ture with concrete floor slabs on metal decking for the upper floors, and concrete spread- footing foundation with retain- ing walls in the cellar. 

(SCA), Urbahn Architects , and general contractor MPCC Corp. have reached the impor- tant construction milestone of ‘topping out’ or completing the structural steel frame for the Public School 144 addition. Lo- cated at 93-02 69th Ave. in the Forest Hills section of Queens, NY, the addition will accom- modate the growing enrollment in the elementary school, also known as the Colonel Jeromus Remsen School, which cur- rently serves 894 students in

The project team of the New York City School Construction Author- ity (SCA), Urbahn Architects, and general contractor MPCC Corp. has completed the structural steel frame of the $52.4 million Public School 144 addition in the Forest Hills section of Queens, NY. Photo by Martin Kropf/Urbahn Architects

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