Aldona Headquarters

Project Manager/Designer: Mary Butterworth, LEED AP

Completion Date: Under Construction

Location: Elmhurst, New York


The aldona fire protection headquarters is the future home of a major New York fire alarm company. As such the program must include work stations for the entire staff, offices for managers, much needed storage space, parking and service areas. While the interior accommodates all these requirements, the exterior of the building acts as a symbol for the company's commitment to making New York a safe and efficient place. A soaring, sloped roof will be covered entirely with solar panels that constitute the primary source of energy for the building's electricity. Large louvers on the intricately detaild facade will provide natural ventilation zones to reduce the amount of mechanical equipment in the building. The design complies with the requirements for a green building, and will qualify for LEED certification when completed.