Columbia 3595 Broadway
Part of Columbia’s effort to rejuvenate Manhattanville (the neighborhood in West Harlem where the university is currently constructing a new campus), this 12-story, mixed-use residential building provides 43 rentable units of affordable housing as well as a new place of worship for the Meeting with God Church on the first floor and retail space. Pre-construction services included input and review of construction documents, value engineering, constructability and peer reviews, preparation of four cost estimates, and scheduling and phasing. Hunter Roberts demolished three one-story buildings down to the cellar slab and foundation walls in preparation for the construction of 3595 Broadway. Soil contamination testing took place prior to installation of new below grade utility lines. The building façade is a mix of aluminum and glass storefront, with insulated metal panels and cast stone, and brick cladding. Two passenger elevators service the full 12 floors in the residential portion of the building, with another elevator servicing the cellar through third floor in the church facility. One of the residential elevators also accesses the roof, where concrete pavers and plant trays provide a finished outdoor space for residents. Two gas-fired condensing boilers provide heat to the residential units via hot water baseboard units and to corridors via an air handling unit and ductwork. The church is heated by a duct system. Residential units also have through-wall sleeved air conditioning units. The building meets HPD standards.