Our institutional work integrates complex institutional programs into buildings having clear identities. We have designed new structures for federal agencies and academic buildings, as well as renovations for major health facilities. Our projects create a unique public presence within the siteís context, while providing amenities that improve adjacent public space, such as extensive landscaping and pedestrian arcades.
For Independence Square in Washington, DC,
we developed a master plan for a 1,200-foot-long parcel that was able to accommodate buildings
for two federal agencies with requirements that included office space, public auditorium, library, cafeteria, television studio, and parking garages. The streetscape was landscaped with native plants and public seating, while an arcade connected the entrance lobbies and retail spaces.
We have extensive experience renovating exterior facades of institutional buildings. For the United Nations, we are refurbishing the complexís 1951 curtain wall. For Cornell University Medical College, we replaced several types of single-glazed windows (dating from the mid-1930ís to the 1960ís) with custom high-performance glazing systems. For North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical System, we are overcladding hospital and research buildings with a high-performance unitized curtain wall.