Justice Sonia Sotomayor Houses

Nelligan White’s renovation campaign is a result of long-standing deferred maintenance. The masonry facades at these buildings were observed to have wide-spread diagonal and horizontal cracks, open mortar joints, and dislodged masonry units, creating potentially unsafe conditions. Severe cracking at nearly all parapets was observed as well. The comprehensive rehabilitation consists of selective masonry repair,…

Baychester and Murphy Houses

Arthur H. Murphy Houses, located in the heart of the Bronx,  were constructed in the early 1960s and contain 281 apartment units. The two 20-story buildings sit on nearly 2.5 acres with the Cross Bronx Expressway as a northern boundary. Murphy Houses provides its residents access to ample social infrastructure and green spaces that include…

Twin Parks West

The 14-story 189,000 square foot building will occupy what is now a NYCHA parking lot, and will house some 350-400 residents. The ground floor commercial space is geared toward community-benefitting uses including day care and a fresh grocer. In line with community input the mix and size of apartments is geared towards working families from the…

Amsterdam Houses

As part of NYCHA’s Bond B Pilot Program, Nelligan White was tasked to investigate widespread cracking and spalling at the building facades and parapets of Amsterdam Houses. Upon inspection, the majority of the buildings were deemed unsafe due to pervasive and severe cracking, spalling, and broken masonry at the facades. Extensive research and investigation attributed…

Walt Whitman and Ingersoll Homes

The buildings in this development were constructed with reinforced cast-in-place concrete superstructures enclosed by solid masonry walls comprised of 1 wythe of 4” nominal face brick and 1 wythe of 6” nominal concrete masonry block backup (typically cinder or lightweight concrete block), finished at the interior with painted plaster. It is possible that an asphaltic…

Henderson House Lobby

With the idea of re-imagining the entrance lobby in modern fashion, we outfitted the space in bright limestone flooring and wood veneer wall paneling to inspire a sense of openness. Contemporary furniture, concierge desk, lighting, and signage were then carefully positioned to complement the detailing of the renovation. Further, the corridors on the remaining thirty…

99th Street Residential Lobby

Integral to the new lobby’s rich appearance is the cherry veneer wall paneling with bronze detailing,  terrazzo flooring, concierge desk, new lighting, and elevators.

Park Slope Armory

Built between 1891 and 1895, the Park Slope Armory is the original home of the 14th Regiment. This project’s exterior reconstruction was part of an emergency stabilization and building upgrade for the Department of Design and Construction and Department of Homeless Services. Since its restoration, the Armory has been transformed from a derelict building into…

Lavanburg Homes

The storm surge catalyzed by Superstorm Sandy flooded the cellar and submerged the boiler room of Lavanburg Homes for several days. The saltwater brought on by this storm effectively destroyed or severely damaged all mechanical and electrical systems in the cellar. Although maintenance personnel and emergency contractors made strides to replace the damaged mechanical equipment,…

Glenwood Houses

After decades serving this community, problems related to old age and continued use began to manifest throughout the complex. Ponding and leaking at the roof and face brick deterioration were among several issues our team addressed in this rehabilitation. We found that existing face brick had not been installed to allow for cyclical expansion, thus…