SGA uses virtual design and construction technology to redevelop NY building into modern offices – Building Design + Construction (press launch) (registration)

A 121,059-sf, 9-story building positioned at 287 South Park Avenue in New York Metropolis’s Gramercy Park neighborhood is present process a makeover to change into a modern workplace building.

Spagnolo Group Structure (SGA), the lead architect for the venture, is making use of virtual design and construction (VDC) technology to assist design, assemble, market, and handle the redevelopment. By means of the usage of the VDC technology, SGA is ready to visualize the building enhancements and make design modifications in actual time.

“Our use of VDC technology lets us establish optimum layouts for potential tenants and reveal quite a lot of format prospects in three dimensions,” says Brooks Kendall Slocum, Studio Supervisor, SGA, in a launch. “With an understanding of the tenants’ necessities, we will extra simply customise layouts within the early levels of design and current them in a visible model that's simple to perceive.”

As a part of the redesign, all building programs for the venture shall be upgraded. The upgrades embody new HVAC, perimeter heating, telecom, electrical, plumbing, hearth safety, and a complicated BMS system. Moreover, a brand new stair core shall be created.

The improved building will characteristic 14-foot ceilings and two foyer entrances with lacquered wooden, chiseled limestone, gray marble, brushed granite, and chrome steel finishes. Every workplace ground will present about 13,000 sf of house. Arched home windows on all 4 facades will present the workplace house with ample pure mild. A penthouse ground will embody 22-foot ceilings, an 85-foot skylight, and a personal roof terrace.

The venture is scheduled for completion in 2018.

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SGA uses virtual design and construction technology to redevelop NY building into modern offices - Building Design + Construction (press launch) (registration)