The Amberly (203 Jay Street)
203 Jay Street's The Amberly is a new, mixed-use development in downtown Brooklyn featuring an 8-story commercial podium with both retail and office space underneath a 29-story residential tower with 270 units, totaling 355,000 square feet. Amenity spaces include a 9th-floor terrace, a 33rd-floor terrace and a rooftop deck. The tower features a combination of glass window wall and metal panels alongside a base of terracotta panels.
Vidaris provided building envelope consulting and monitoring services for the project, including the exterior wall, roofing and waterproofing.
The project architect was Woods Bagot and Vidaris' client was AmTrust Realty Group.
1289 Lexington Avenue
Vidaris is currently providing exterior wall, roofing and waterproofing consulting and monitoring services for The Hayworth, an 18-story condominium building with a four-story, 25,000 sf retail base on the corner of 86th Street and Lexington Avenue. Rising 210 ft tall, the new development will contain 63 units as well as a rooftop terrace and other amenities including a private library, children’s playroom, studio and gym space. Its facade is composed of limestone cladding, over-sized windows and dark metal elements.
Vidaris was additionally requested to provide additional job site monitoring for the installation of the insulation, cladding and windows, including caulking, as well as both energy code compliance consulting and energy code progress inspections to help meet NYCECC.
Rendering: HOK Architects
138 East 50th Street (Centrale)
The “Centrale”, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, is Ceruzzi Properties’ first luxury supertall residential condominium tower in Manhattan. As exterior wall consultants, Vidaris took an active role in designing the various components of the exterior wall, monitoring visual and performance mock-ups of wall assemblies, as well as monitoring fabrication and on-site erection of wall panels. The 64-story tower encompasses 270,000 gross square feet, with 4,588 square feet of retail at the ground level and 124 condominium units above. The terra-cotta infused glass façade, staggered setbacks, and geometrically shimmering screen wall along the podium grant this project a unique aesthetic in an ever-changing Manhattan skyline. Vidaris also provided energy code progress inspection services for the project.
The new Winthrop Center tower is replacing a 4-story public garage in the Financial District of Boston. Set to be almost 700 feet tall, the development will be mixed use, containing approximately 500 residential units, offices and retail space as well as an underground garage, and will be a market leader in sustainability and resiliency, seeking certification as a Passive House Pilot Project as well as LEED Platinum.
Vidaris is providing exterior wall, roofing and waterproofing consulting, and will be providing site monitoring.
Rendering Credit: MP Boston | Steelblue
Park Loggia (1865 Broadway/15 West 61st Street)
This glazed terra cotta clad residential tower is comprised of 172 condominium and rental apartments in a 26-story tower atop a 6-story podium with retail space. The facade features deeply recessed windows and the podium features a large terrace at its top. At the pinnacle of the tower is a three-story/triple-height loggia surrounding mechanical spaces.
Vidaris’ various disciplines collaborate synergistically on this project. Vidaris consulted on the energy performance implications of the façade, HVAC and lighting in the context of Zone Green, LEED and the NYC Energy Code. For facades and roofs, the Energy group collaborated closely with Vidaris’ Envelope group to develop cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions. The Envelope group provided consulting during design, and inspections during construction.
Using THERM, Vidaris modeled the thermal performance of each of the components of the exterior wall, from spandrel panels to columns to party walls. These values were then used in energy modeling, where options included among others:
- Enhanced envelope performance
- Condensing modular boilers
- High efficiency water source heat pumps
- Several options for combined heat and power (CHP) plant (cogen system) with capacity rating from 100 - 200 kW
Vidaris’ sustainability services include full LEED Project Management from initial goal setting sessions to detailed credit reviews, LEED specification, submittal reviews, and preparation/coordination of the LEED submissions to the GBCI. Included in the LEED scope are highly efficient MERV 13 filters for individual apartments, stormwater detention tank for resiliency benefits, and a vegetated roof terrace.
Additionally, Vidaris’ sister company, LPI, provided commissioning and Energy Code Progress Inspections.
Vantage at Liberty Harbor North, 33 Park Avenue
Vantage, a new luxury 448-unit waterfront rental building by Fisher Development Associates and s9 Architecture, rises 45 stories into the Jersey City skyline. The building’s signature glass-curtain wall building features a sixth-floor amenity deck and 5,000 sf of retail space at its base.
Vidaris provided full building envelope consulting and monitoring services for the development in addition to energy and green consulting.
This was the first of several phases for Flushing Commons. This project is mixed use with a 600-unit residential tower, 420,000 sf of commerical office and retail space, a 62,000 sf YMCA and 15,000 sf of community facility space, and a 1,600-car parking garage. It is a LEED v3 C+S project. Vidaris helped Rockefeller Group achieve 15.3% savings.
Our scope included energy analysis for LEED, Energy Code and NYSERDA incentives. It was cofounded by NYSERDA’s NCP. We were under contract with Perkins Eastman, the Architect. LEED consulting was performed by Taitem Engineering.
Photo Credit: Copyright Andrew Rugge, Courtesy Perkins Eastman
250 West Street
Once Elad Properties purchased the site at 250 West Street, they transformed the former fruit-and-vegetable warehouse into a luxury residential condominium building with 106 units, including the addition of a rooftop penthouse. The 5,718-sf penthouse features a private entrance and elevator, one-car garage, floor-to-ceiling windows on three facades and a 4,350-sf wraparound terrace.
Vidaris provided consulting for the building’s restoration, window replacement and penthouse addition. The building features a landmarked storefront as well.
The Apthorp (2211 Broadway)
The Apthorp is a historic condominum building built in 1908 that occupies a full block on the Upper West Side. Designated a landmark in 1969, this 12-story, once apartment building is built around a large interior courtyard and includes features such as arch-headed windows, projecting cornices, a barrel-vaulted entrance and limestone sculptures. The condominium is divided into four sections, each with its own lobby. When the building turned from apartments to mostly condos in 2006, the building owner decided to undergo a restoration of original detailing before reselling.
Vidaris was hired in 2009 to provide building envelope consulting and monitoring, including assessing the main roof, the courtyard, the windows, and providing a Local Law 11 inspection. Later, in 2011, Vidaris was brought on to consult and inspect the roof replacement and cornice replication, as well as to provide an existing window thermal mock-up test.
18 Gramercy Park
A Georgian revival building re-imagined by the team behind Fifteen Central Park West, 18 Gramercy Park remains true to the the legacy of the neighborhood. This 16-unit condo building, originally built in 1927, sits on 40 feet of frontage to Gramercy Park and double recesses on Irving Place - maximizing the facade, opening up an abundance of windows and direct park views from every room within.
Vidaris was hired to perform a window replacement, a roof replacement and masonry restoration in 2008. In 2011 we performed a thermal and condensation analysis.