Justice Sonia Sotomayor Houses

Sotomayor Houses, re-named in honor of the Supreme Court’s Justice Sonia Sotomayor, is a sprawling New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) development in the Bronx. The development is made up of 28 seven-story buildings arranged across a 30-acre campus. Completed in 1955, the 1,496 apartment development is home to an estimated 3,497 residents.

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, full parapet and roof replacements, complete replacement of windows, plumbing, security and site sewage. Interior renovations are repairing water damage due to leaks through roof, façade and from deteriorated plumbing.

Architectural Staff
Bruce G. Nelligan
Tessa Nesta

Mabruk Adnan
Owen Blodgett
Shane Brown
Kenneth Dietz
Karina Eshe
Kelly Greenfield
Shannon Hayes
Maja Hjerten
William Hovland
Jenifer Jesse
Michael Joseph
George Kewin
Jake LaChapelle
Ofunne Oganwu
Shiori Sasaki
Annslee Stevenson
Athena Unroe
Isabel Villamil
Monnet Walker
Yvette Waweru
Brian Webber
Emily Wetherbee
Project Team

Client
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineer
Dewberry Inc.

Hazmat Testing
Airtek Environmental Corp.

Lighting Design
William Armstrong Lighting Design

Cost Estimating
VJ Associates