DRPILLA contributed a comprehensive shoring design and building plan to repurpose sections of the structure, prioritizing the preservation of open space. Our approach involved the introduction of a new steel framework, excavation of the cellar, and the addition of a rooftop extension, marking a noteworthy achievement as the first approved for a carriage house within this historic district by landmarks. The project brought advantages to the local environment by minimizing ground-level disruption during construction, utilizing fewer structural materials compared to new construction—even with necessary structural system enhancements—and fundamentally contributing to conservation by leveraging and enhancing existing conditions, thereby extending the building’s lifespan.
John Hathaway Architect
DRPILLA undertook the structural engineering design for the extensive gut renovation of a two-story Brooklyn carriage house dating back to the 1860s. In order to maintain the authentic character of its environment, the original masonry façade underwent preservation and restoration. The construction of the new structural core involved the use of shallow steel wide flange beams and columns, seamlessly extending from the foundations to the newly installed roof.
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