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Cornerstone Residence 2018-09-27T15:21:28+00:00

Project Description

This project included the renovation of the historic five-story Newburgh Hotel and seven adjacent loft buildings to create a 104,000-square-foot multi-use facility. The residence houses a mixed tenancy of adults including those living with mental health diagnoses and physical disabilities, veterans, the formerly homeless, artists in need of affordable live-work space and low and very low income working adults. The interior space provides 128 units of supportive housing, 12 artist lofts with adjacent studio space, a theater and retail and commercial spaces.

CLIENT
Safe Harbors of the Hudson
LOCATION
Newburgh, NY
SERVICES
Structural Engineering
COMPLETION
2006
COST
$11 million

Thinking Outside the Wooden Box

Due to a partial fire, the existing building suffered from severe structural damage. Our evaluation of the long span wood roof trusses indicated long-term deterioration which included large cracks and separations causing significant deformation. These issues undermined the structural integrity of the members and reduced the load carrying capacity. In order to remediate deficiencies in the wood trusses, a full roof renovation was required. Steel weldments were designed to reinforce salvageable members and damaged rafter and vertical member sections were removed and replaced.

A Historic Renewal and Renovation

Additionally, our scope of work included the comprehensive restoration and renovation of the five-story floor system, masonry reconstruction of many portions of the building, and new stair locations throughout the building.

A Historic Renewal and Renovation

Additionally, our scope of work included the comprehensive restoration and renovation of the five-story floor system, masonry reconstruction of many portions of the building, and new stair locations throughout the building.