IS 77 Queens

IS 77 Queens represents an early example of the Type-A school, a popularized building concept from the turn of the 20th century designed to be constructed rapidly for growing neighborhoods. Nearly a century later, the five-story, 135,000 square-foot structure was no longer fit to contemporary standards. Experiencing extensive water-infiltration damage, Nelligan White was tapped to…

Franklin Armory

In January of 2001, the firm began work on the 2nd Battery Armory on Franklin Avenue in the Morrisania Section of the Bronx. This significant landmark building had deteriorated due to years of deferred maintenance prior to the transfer of ownership from the State to New York City in the 1990s. Once home to the…

Walt Whitman Birthplace

Visitors enter the site along a cedar wall which passes through the interpretive space and leads to a point directly opposite the front door of the original house. Exhibits on the wall form a reverse timeline, beginning with the mature Whitman who is most familiar and leading back through his formative years toward his birth…

Bedford-Atlantic Armory

Built in 1891, the Bedford-Atlantic Armory is an outstanding example of a late nineteenth-century National Guard Armory in New York City. It is the second largest armory ever built in New York City. Originally the home of the 23rd regiment, it has since served as both a homeless shelter and a stage set for films…

Williamsburg Branch Library

Built in 1903, this 26,000 square-foot brick and limestone classical revival building was designed with wood wainscoting and fireplaces. It has a basement, 2 stories, and a mezzanine. Failing roofs and masonry required our office to design an upgrade and renovation campaign for the exterior masonry, roof, parapets, and interior. Among our extensive and detailed…

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School

The School Construction Authority administered several renovation projects at the school in recent years including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing improvements in 1990 and other capital improvements in 1993. The auditorium was in good condition given its not too distant upgrade in 1993. However, most of the audio and visual systems critical to the auditorium space…

Village of Scotia Firehouse and Municipal Facilities

The building is constructed with insulating autoclaved aerated concrete, a brick veneer rain screen and glass. The high performance masonry envelope, long overhanging roofs, and stepped south-facing clerestories, optimized the use of natural light in work areas and created an efficient high thermal mass passive solar system. DOE-2 energy modeling demonstrated that these passive systems…

Grand Army Plaza Redesign Competition

Our design allows for the expansion of Prospect Park and ensures that Brooklyn pedestrians can finally move from the plaza and into the Park unimpeded. This design by Principal Jake LaChapelle and his colleague Babak Bryan was one of the winners of the 2008 Reinventing Grand Army Plaza design competition sponsored by the Design Trust…

PS 277 Bronx

The Nelligan White team conducted exploratory probes and material testing to investigate structural conditions and water infiltration points. We discovered water ingress around the windows to be a major source of water infiltration. The team removed and reinstalled all windows to create a watertight seal and installed further waterproofing components. Roofing ventilation proved to be…

PS 200 Queens

Nearly coinciding with the publication of the 1937 AIA report, Eric Kebbon succeeded Walter C. Martin as the Superintendent of School Buildings in 1938. Kebbon began to fully implement the AIA report following a pause in construction and design. Most notable among the report’s recommendations was the stipulation that schools should be built no higher…