PAVE Academy, Gouverneur Healthcare Among 2014’s Honored Projects

Fall 2014 — Hunter Roberts will close out 2014 boosted by the honor of having several recently completed projects recognized as the best in their markets.

This fall, PAVE Academy Charter School was selected as 2014’s Best K-12 Education Project by ENR New York. Designed by Mitchell | Giurgola Architects (MGA), PAVE Academy is a 44,000-SF K-8 school located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The project was completed three months early, despite construction delays caused by two different hurricanes – Irene and Sandy. During Sandy’s aftermath, Hunter Roberts provided temporary office space on the project site for displaced Department of Education administrators while work was ongoing. In May 2014, PAVE Academy and MGA were also presented with the 2014 Committee on Architecture for Education Design Excellence Award from the American Institute of Architects.

On June 17, as TCOs were being obtained at Gouverneur Healthcare Services, team members from the facility’s major modernization project gathered on Fifth Avenue to accept 2014’s Best Healthcare Project award at the Greater New York Construction Users Council (GNYCUC) Chairman’s Reception. The project at Gouverneur consisted of the 300,000-SF gut renovation and modernization of the hospital’s existing building, mechanical infrastructure upgrades and expansion of services to align the institution with other modern healthcare facilities, and construction of a new 120,000-SF steel and concrete diagnostic and treatment facility to expand the overall campus. The renovation expanded the total number of beds by 85.

Rounding out this year’s awards was the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Award for our Warren Street Village project at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Presented to Hunter Roberts by the New Jersey Alliance For Action (NJAFA) on January 30, it celebrates the 214,000-SF, six-building Honors College and Greek dormitory complex in Newark, NJ. The 600 new beds provided by Warren Street Village increases the university’s on-campus student housing resources by 35%. Joining Hunter Roberts at the breakfast ceremony were representatives from NJIT, Adeptus Architecture, and Omland Engineering. This was the second award presented to Hunter Roberts by NJAFA for this project. In 2013, it was the recipient of the Alliance’s Leading Higher Education Project.