New York, June 29, 2016 ---- The ribbon cutting ceremony for Metropolitan College of New York's (MCNY) new campus in Manhattan's Financial District on May 8 marked the first of two ceremonies in a month for Lilker Associates. For the new academic facility, Lilker's engineering design team provided multiple services including MEP, IT, AV, security and lighting design, as well as commissioning. On June 9 Lilker was also in attendance for the grand opening of New York Presbyterian/Queen's state-of-the-art Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Jackson Heights.
Enhanced space, brand new address for MCNY
Outgrowing its campus on one floor at 431 Canal Street, MCNY purchased a commercial condominium at 40 Rector Street with 110,000 sf of space on four floors and a prominent, dedicated entrance at 60 West Street ---- a unique address granted by the City of New York. Three blocks south of the World Trade Center, the new space offers greatly improved transportation options for students and a better location to partner with local businesses and community groups.
Lilker worked with Lori Kupfer Architects, Project Managers Groton Partners (recently acquired by Colliers), and Vanguard Construction to design and seamlessly integrate the building systems within the college facility, comprising classrooms, library, student center, public assembly spaces and administrative offices. Project highlights include hybrid air conditioning systems for flexible and efficient cooling in all seasons, full coverage WiFi and energy efficient LED lighting throughout.
Lilker EMO Energy Solutions provided commissioning services to ensure all systems have been installed and programmed properly; are reliable, easily serviceable and energy efficient; and will provide exceptional comfort to the occupants. A Direct Digital Control Building Automation System (DDC BAS) allows MCNY to control and monitor all equipment from a central location. The commissioning services will also aid the project in meeting the 2014 New York City Energy Conservation Code.
New York Presbyterian/Queens (NYPQ) repurposes unused space in Jackson Heights
In a move that will enable NYPQ to reach more New York City residents in their neighborhood, the hospital has taken 12,000 sf of vacant space in a commercial building in Jackson Heights and transformed it into a word class orthopedic center. Among the services provided are patient consultations, outpatient surgery, rehabilitation therapy, occupational therapy, neurology services, and procedures such as ultrasound guided injections and bone marrow transplants. Lilker provided MEP and Fire Protection engineering services for the fit-out, designed by Gertler & Wente Architects LLP.