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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.

Principal Talya Santillan Named One of WBC’s 2018 Outstanding Women

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Talya Santillan, PE, LEED AP has been selected as one of the Women Builders Council‘s (WBC) 2018 Outstanding Women. We are proud of her commitment to increasing diversity and expanding the role of women in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, as well as her constant demonstration of leadership within the field of engineering. Talya is a member of the New York Chapter of Professional Women in Construction (PWC) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Congratulations Tayla!

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.

Associate Max Chien Featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine

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Associate and Senior Mechanical Engineer Max Chien, PE, LEED AP was featured as a respondent in Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s article entitled “Designing Efficient K-12 Schools.” The article examines the need for more technologically advanced educational facilities as well as engineers’ responses to that need given the digital environment in which today’s children find themselves.

Read the full article 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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