Excellence

  1. Yale University, Yale School of Management receives an AIA CT Award of Merit

    New Haven, CT
    Dec 2014
    Yale University, Yale School of Management receives an AIA CT Award of Merit

    Yale University, Yale School of Management has received an AIA CT Award of Merit. This project was in collaboration with Foster + Partners who were the design architects and we were the Architect of Record. The award was given to us at the awards ceremony which took place in Farmington, CT on December 2, 2014.

    A comment from the Jury, "There is a clear big idea which is unabashedly followed and a nice use of section to incorporate a large auditorium and underground parking, thereby preserving the site for landscape. It is clearly about creating a signature architecture that speaks of its client’s importance. The building’s free flowing forms and spaces clearly reflect the dynamic and collaborative nature of the modern global economy. The design successfully achieves a balance between large-scale civic monumentality and sensitivity to the human scale."

    Yale School of Management's main components—classrooms, offices, common spaces and auditorium—are grouped around a central court, in the tradition of Yale campus architecture, large enough to accommodate graduation ceremonies and other major events. The ground floor is devoted to common facilities, the auditorium and publicly oriented components of the office block. Two double-height floors accommodate tiered and flat-floored classrooms, which lend themselves to horseshoe and other layouts, reflecting the varying teaching methods of the School of Management curriculum.

    This project is anticipating LEED Gold certification.

    Photo credit is Chuck Choi.

  2. Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School receives a 2014 AIA NYS Award of Merit

    New York, NY
    Oct 2014
    Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School receives a 2014 AIA NYS Award of Merit

    Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School has received a 2014 AIA New York State Award of Merit in the Adaptive re-use / Historic Preservation category.The winning projects were on display October 9th to 11th in Saratoga Springs, New York at the AIA New York State Conference. The award was presented to our team at the awards banquet the evening of October 10th.

    One of the oldest institutions of its kind in America, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School has committed to modernizing and connecting its facilities. The challenge was to upgrade and connect their row of seven historic brownstone townhouses for the Lower School.

    Photo credit is Andrew Rowat.

  3. The Abraham Joshua Heschel School receives the Bronze Award of Honor from the Society of Registered Architects New York Chapter

    New York, NY
    Jun 2014
    The Abraham Joshua Heschel School receives the Bronze Award of Honor from the Society of Registered Architects New York Chapter

    The Abraham Joshua Heschel School has been awarded the Bronze Award of Honor from the Society of American Architects New York Chapter (SARA NY). The award was given to IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton at the 2014 Annual SARA Awards banquet on Tuesday, June 24th. The event was held at Battery Gardens Restaurant in downtown Manhattan.

    This project is a new nine story building, located on a tight urban site on Manhattan's West Side and has united the Heschel School's entire learning community on one campus for the first time. The new facility brings an Early Childhood Center, Lower School, and Middle School from disparate locations and integrates them with an existing High School.

  4. Learning by Design Magazine,2014 Citation of Excellence Award for The Abraham Joshua Heschel School

    New York, NY
    Apr 2014
    Learning by Design Magazine,2014 Citation of Excellence Award for The Abraham Joshua Heschel School

    The Abraham Joshua Heschel School has received a Citation of Excellence Award in the Combined-Level School category for outstanding educational facility design in the Spring 2014 edition of LEARNING BY DESIGN. Recognized for the creative design of The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, we are one of only seven firms to receive a Citation of Excellence Award in the Spring 2014 design competition. The jury commented that the building "demonstrated sophisticated, elegant urban architecture."

    You can view the magazine at the link below – turn to page 42.

    http://pubs.royle.com/publication/?m=31173&l=1

    This project is a new nine story building, located on a tight urban site on Manhattan's West Side and has united the Heschel School's entire learning community on one campus for the first time. The new facility brings an Early Childhood Center, Lower School, and Middle School from disparate locations and integrates them with an existing High School.

    Photo credit is Paul Warchol.

  5. School Planning & Management Magazine, Judges’ Choice Award for The Abraham Joshua Heschel School

    New York, NY
    Nov 2013
    School Planning & Management Magazine, Judges’ Choice Award for The Abraham Joshua Heschel School

    The Abraham Joshua Heschel School has received a "Judges' Choice" Award in the November 2013 issue of School Planning & Management Magazine's Education Design Showcase - Sustainability + Innovation. This project has received a LEED Gold Certification.

    The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is a new nine story building, located on a tight urban site on Manhattan's West Side and has united the Heschel School's entire learning community on one campus for the first time. The new facility brings an Early Childhood Center, Lower School, and Middle School from disparate locations and integrates them with an existing High School.

    Photo credit is Paul Warchol.

  6. American School & University Magazine, 2013 Citation Award for The Abraham Joshua Heschel School

    New York, NY
    Sep 2013
    American School & University Magazine, 2013 Citation Award for The Abraham Joshua Heschel School

    The Abraham Joshua Heschel School won a Citation Award in the Combined-Level School category in the American School & University Magazine. The jury praised this project with quoted as saying "a progressive approach to a multi-level, multi-grade urban school.”

    This project is a new nine story building, located on a tight urban site on Manhattan's West Side and has united the Heschel School's entire learning community on one campus for the first time. The new facility brings an Early Childhood Center, Lower School, and Middle School from disparate locations and integrates them with an existing High School.

    Photo credit is Paul Warchol.

  7. 410 E Street receives LEED Gold Certification and Honorable Mention from USGBC

    Washington D.C.
    Jul 2013
    410 E Street receives LEED Gold Certification and Honorable Mention from USGBC

    410 E Street received LEED Gold Certification and an Honorable Mention from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

    IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton planned and designed the adaptive reuse and renovation of 410 E Street, originally designed by Nathan Wyeth for The District of Columbia in 1938. The 3 story, 41,000 sf limestone building is located on the Washington’s historic Judiciary Square. IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton prepared bridging documents for the building core, shell, and site restoration and was designer and architect of record for the interior fit up.

  8. Cornell University, Human Ecology Building receives Grand Prize from College Planning & Management Magazine

    Ithaca, NY
    Jun 2013
    Cornell University, Human Ecology Building receives Grand Prize from College Planning & Management Magazine

    Cornell University, Human Ecology Building was the Grand Prize Winner in College Planning & Management's June 2013 Education Design Showcase. This project was also featured on the cover of the June 2013 issue.

    Cornell University, Human Ecology Building is a new 89,000-square foot building. The project is comprised of three main components: a parking garage, a three-story academic/laboratory building, and a commons linking the new facility to adjacent existing college buildings, all linked seamlessly into the topography.

    Photo credit is Paul Warchol.

  9. Sunrise Yard Facilities Maintenance receives LEED Platinum Certification

    Queens, NY
    Jan 2013
    Sunrise Yard Facilities Maintenance receives LEED Platinum Certification

    NYC DOT Facilities Maintenance at Sunrise Yard has received LEED Platinum Certification.

    This project is a high performance home base for the carpenters, electricians, and plumbers who maintain and support NYC DOT’s portfolio of buildings. The 27,000 square foot building, located in a residential area of Queens, provides a model for NYC Department of Design + Construction’s efforts to demonstrate that sustainable facilities are achievable using low-tech strategies--ones accessible to the general public. The Team’s analysis of the program led to a three-zone building organization that met both functional and environmental objectives: 1) Offices and personnel support; 2)Workshops; and 3) Stock room. Requirements for systems, daylight and finishes were separately defined, and this became the core of the design and green strategies. The building’s energy efficiency is nominally 85% above its baseline use.

  10. Cornell University, Human Ecology Building receives LEED Platinum Certification

    Ithaca, NY
    Jan 2013
    Cornell University, Human Ecology Building receives LEED Platinum Certification

    Cornell University, Human Ecology Building, a new 89,000 sf building located in Ithaca, NY is comprised of three main components: a parking garage, a three-story academic/laboratory building, and a commons linking the new facility to adjacent existing college buildings, all linked seamlessly into the topography.

    This is the first building on the Ithaca campus to achieve a LEED Platinum certification. Some of the green features include automatic ventilation, a green roof, electric vehicle charging stations, and a high-performance glass façade.

    Photo credit is Paul Warchol.

  11. El Museo del Barrio receives Municipal Arts Society’s 2012 Honorable Mention Masterworks Award in the Best Neighborhood Catalyst Category

    New York, NY
    Oct 2012
    El Museo del Barrio receives Municipal Arts Society’s 2012 Honorable Mention Masterworks Award in the Best Neighborhood Catalyst Category

    IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton received an honorable mention in the Municipal Art Society’s 2012 MASterworks Award category for Best Neighborhood Catalyst. The awards ceremony took place on October 18, 2012 at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

    El Museo is NYC’s prominent Latino cultural institution located in the Heckscher Building at East 104th Street on Manhattan’s Museum Mile. Working closely with the client, our team fulfilled its goal to create a new open and inviting public face to 5th Avenue and for the museum space within.

    Photo credit is James Shanks.

  12. Cornell University, Human Ecology Building receives 2012 AIA NYS Design Award of Merit

    Ithaca, NY
    Sep 2012
    Cornell University, Human Ecology Building receives 2012 AIA NYS Design Award of Merit

    Cornell University, Human Ecology Building won a 2012 AIA New York State Design Award of Merit. The award was received and on display at the AIA NYS convention in Saratoga Springs September 27-29, 2012.

    This project is a new 89,000-square foot Human Ecology Building at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. The project was comprised of three main components: a parking garage, a three-story academic/laboratory building, and a commons linking the new facility to adjacent existing college buildings, all linked seamlessly into the topography.

    Photo credit is Paul Warchol.

  13. Port Imperial Ferry Terminal receives Waterfront Center’s 2011 Annual Honor Award of Excellence

    Weehawken, NJ
    Nov 2011
    Port Imperial Ferry Terminal receives Waterfront Center’s 2011 Annual Honor Award of Excellence

    IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton is proud to be a recipient of the Waterfront Center’s 2011 Annual Honor Award of Excellence
    for the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal in Weehawken, N.J. We received this award at the Waterfront Conference in November 2011.

    This 33,000-sf intermodal terminal is a key component in the development of the Hudson River Ferry Service between New Jersey and Manhattan. It accommodates the anticipated growth of Weehawken ferry passenger commuter service and facilitates interconnections with the Hudson-Bergen light rail trolley, which links the growing cities of New Jersey’s Hudson River waterfront.
    The 21,000-sf first floor is devoted to passenger service functions, including: ticket counters, retail shops, a cafe, restrooms, a waiting room, and staging areas. The second floor, enclosing an area of 12,000 sf, contains an additional waiting room and operational office for New York Waterway. The facility operates 19 hours per day, seven days per week.

  14. El Museo del Barrio receives 2011 AIA NYS Design Award of Merit

    New York, NY
    Sep 2011
    El Museo del Barrio receives 2011 AIA NYS Design Award of Merit

    IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton received a 2011 AIA New York State Award of Merit for El Museo del Barrio in the Adaptive Reuse category. The award ceremony took place on September 22, 2011 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City in conjunction with the AIA Tri-State Conference.

    El Museo is a prominent Latino cultural institution located in the Heckscher Building at East 104th Street on Manhattan’s Museum Mile. Our design team worked closely with the client to fulfill its goal of creating an open, inviting new public face to 5th Avenue and the museum space within.