DRPILLA provided structural engineering design services for the re-augmentation of two contiguous properties to form a new 6,000-square-foot retail space. The scope of work consisted of the design of a new mezzanine, entry, stairs, and basement. Structural services included the design of cantilevered steel and glass architectural elements. The building received such extensive modifications that the proposed building design had to be comprehensively analyzed for stability performance based on lateral loads imparted on the structure post modifications.
Charles T. Young Architects, P.C.
New York, NY
Reconfiguring Two Pre-War Buildings into One Space
DRPILLA provided comprehensive structural design services for renovations to two pre-war commercial office buildings located on the highly visible corner of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The renovations created a greater distinction between the Brite Smile retail presence at the street level and the identity of the building. Our scope of work included the removal of portions of the adjoining party wall at the basement, 1st and 2nd levels; floor framing for the addition of new bisecting level (mezzanine) of the 1st and 2nd levels; and design of the space’s signature feature – a “flying” curved stairs and glass railings. In addition, the entrance and lobby have been completely upgraded to provide a more gracious and accessible entry sequence. We provided the façade design and engineering of the double height glass store front and vestibule.