Industrial

Industrial

Glenwood Road

Project Manager/Designer: Albert Faks

Completion Date: March 2003

Location: East New York

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This 3 story, 100,300 S.F. Building is used for retail self-storage. It was designed to accommodate local residents and business alike.This highly successful retail venture was fully occupied with local residential and business tenants within weeks of opening. In fact, the success of this project has brought two separate competitors to the neighborhood and led the owner to expand this facility in a subsequent building project.The most notable feature of this building is its adaptive reuse of an existing, but empty warehouse. By utilizing the existing interior height to add one floor in that volume, the design doubled the value of the building to the owner and increased the level of service to the community.

Shore Parkway

Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano Jr.

Completion Date: February 2003

Location: Bensonhurst

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This new 3-story, 35,000 square foot new building used for retail self-storage, is the seventh building created for this particular client. It was designed to accommodate local residents and businesses by affording them the flexibility of having a place to use for their growth.The buildings' justify prominent location at the front of the site, use of color and signage have already brought attention to the area, encouraging the development of several large nationally known retail establishments on adjacent sites.The energy and safety conscious design incorporates a sophisticated security system, interior loading berths, controlled access and motion sensitive lighting. In addition to secure storage while minimizing energy consumption, portions of an existing buildings block walls and foundations were incorporated into the design to minimize demolition, thereby reducing the adverse effects of construction on the site and the adjacent Gravesend Bay and its associated wetlands.

Knickerbocker Avenue

Project Manager/Designer: Albert Faks

Completion Date: June 2003

Location: East Williamsburg

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Built to house the growing operation of a Williamsburg General Contractor specializing in structural steel and masonry sub construction, this free standing building provided the home to allow for his much needed growth.A modern design with crisp detailing created a statement and business icon that uses steel and masonry, the materials forming the owner's business palette. The mass of the building uses angular shapes and varying planes, inspired by to break down the volumes and express the uses of the space with in the building.Built on time and within budget the project shows that good design can be within the reach of everyone, even contractors.