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April 2018

The Tenement Museum Receives MASTerworks Award for Best Restoration

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The Tenement Museum has won a 2018 MASterworks Award for Best Restoration from The Municipal Art Society of New York. Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the museum preserves the history of immigration and depicts immigrant life through the lens of families who once resided in this iconic neighborhood.

Click the link to learn more about all the MASterworks awards: https://www.mas.org/awards/masterworks/

The Skylight Renovation Underway at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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One of Kohler Ronan’s current projects with The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an extensive skylight replacement. The project, led by Beyer Blinder Belle, is the largest of its kind in The Met’s history. Not only does the project call for the replacement of 30,000 sf of skylights above the museum’s oldest spaces, but also new ducts, pipes, and cables, as well as 50,000 sf of masonry repairs and repointing. It’s a challenging and impressive project for which we are proud to be creating innovative engineering design solutions. Learn more about the skylights renovation in this New York Times article.

UConn Hartford Wins Connecticut Preservation Award

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Kohler Ronan is honored to be the recipient of a Connecticut Preservation Award – Award of Merit by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation for the rehabilitation of the Hartford Times Building. The façade of the building was restored and integrated into the new UConn Hartford campus which has contributed significantly to the revitalization of downtown Hartford. 

Partners Craig Razza, Steve Lembo, and Rory Ronan were in attendance.

For the full list of award recipients, click here.

The Frick Collection Board of Trustees Approves Designs to Enhance and Expand Facilities

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The Frick Collection has revealed approved designs to enhance and expand its landmark museum’s facilities. We are thrilled to be providing MEP/FP Engineering and Technology Design alongside the architectural leadership of Selldorf Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle.

The project will include approximately 60,000 square feet of enhanced spaces and 27,000 square feet of new construction. A 2020 groundbreaking is expected.

Read The Frick Collection’s press release here.

For updates on the construction of the project, click here.

Read The New York Times feature here.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Photo credit: ©Olin Sahar Coston-Hardy
New Mexico State University Center for the Arts Photo credit: ©Anna Wesolowska / www.photographerhedman.com
University of Virginia Photo credit: ©Anna Wesolowska / www.photographerhedman.com
New York Public Library No credit
Statue of Liberty Museum Photo credit: Courtesy of FXCollaborative and Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center Photo credit: ©Tom Kessler Photography