Working with Taconic Investment Partners and ABR Realty, MBB led the adaptive reuse and expansion of a 1930s Art Deco style garage building to create medical office condominiums. The “core and shell” project comprised a broad range of services including site excavation, retrofit of new systems, façade preservation, new construction, and the design of the lobby and other shared amenities.

The work included major basement excavation and waterproofing, and the insertion of all new infrastructural systems to support state-of-the-art medical offices. The building’s expansion necessitated the development of significant structural support to accommodate three new stories on the roof. The use of sustainable systems and materials qualified the building for LEED certification. Preservation of the historic structure included restoring the patterned and polychrome brick façade, a key aesthetic feature. The design of the addition was developed with careful consideration of the interplay between the new construction and the architectural integrity of the historic building. Prior to completion of the project, the building was purchased by the Hospital for Special Surgery and later outfitted with outpatient offices.

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