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Arch Daily Names Thompson Exhibition Building Best 100 Wood Projects in US

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Arch Daily has named the Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport Museum among the Best 100 Wood Projects in the US. Kohler Ronan is honored to have collaborated with Centerbrook Architects and Planners to create what is arguably most prominent structure on the museum’s campus.

Kohler Ronan provided the Thompson Exhibition Building with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology systems along with many sustainable system features.

You can find out more about this distinctive project, and what Kohler Ronan contributed by reading our project page here: Thompson Exhibition Building

NYBG Edible Academy Wins ENR New York’s Best Green Project

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ENR New York’s Best Projects contest has awarded New York Botanical Garden’s Edible Academy with Best Green Project. Kohler Ronan collaborated with Cooper Robertson to create this innovative, cultural and educational facility.

We are thrilled to have contributed MEP/FP systems design for this building which feature two high-tech classrooms, geothermal heating and cooling, green roof, composting restrooms, a demonstration kitchen, and an interconnected teaching greenhouse.

To find out more about this project, read our project page here: NYBG

To see the full list of awards, follow this link: read more

 

Rockwell Visual Communication Center Unveiled

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The American School for the Deaf (West Hartford, CT) recently unveiled its state-of-the-art Rockwell Visual Communication Center.  Having transformed what was previously and old gymnasium, the project team for this facility has created a venue equipped to accommodate performances, dances, webinars, classes, and graduations for the deaf and hard of hearing.

KR enjoyed collaborating with the School and our colleagues at Clohessy Harris & Kaiser, LLC on this exciting, new interactive space. Read more via the links below.

Hartford Courant News Article.

We-Ha.com Article

American School for the Deaf Guide Through New Space

UConn Hartford Wins 2018 Charter Award

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The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has awarded UConn Hartford with a 2018 Charter Award.

Kohler Ronan was thrilled to have provided MEP/FP systems design for this building, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, which integrates the historic Hartford Times façade with a new academic facility and retail spaces that revitalize the downtown area.

The full list of award recipients can be found here.

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.

Hayes Theater Lighting Ceremony

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The lights are on at the Hayes Theater and our engineers were thrilled to have been part of the lighting ceremony this morning. The event celebrated the official opening of the newly-renovated Broadway theater, formerly the Helen Hayes Theatre.  Our engineers designed comprehensive MEP/FP systems in support of infrastructure upgrades and significant renovations to both back-of-house and front-of-house areas. Dating back to the early 1900s, the venue is rich in theatrical history and stands as a testament to old Broadway.  Out team is delighted to have contributed to the theater’s future longevity.

Pictured: Project Engineer Neal Hasrajani, Associate Madhav Munshi, Partner Steven Lembo, Senior Associate Joseph Amato, and Associate Joe Ianni.  

Thompson Exhibition Building Wins AIA QUAD 2017 Design Award

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The Mystic Seaport Museum’s Thompson Exhibition Building has been awarded with an AIA QUAD 2017 Design Award.  Specifically, the 21,000 sf facility was recognized with an Honor Award – With Distinction.

The jury praised the museum and provided the following thoughts: “Whimsical and joyful, this project has very strong imagery: the jury admired its resilience and its work with glulam structure to connect with traditional shipbuilding imagery.”

The Annual QUAD (Quality Unites Architectural Design) Conference unites AIA (American Institute of Architects) Chapters from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. This year’s conference was held in Albany, New York.

To see more photos and learn more about the Mystic Seaport Museum’s Thompson Exhibition Building, click 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
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Statue of Liberty Museum Photo credit: Courtesy of FXCollaborative and Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation
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