1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

498 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY

GMS provided structural engineering services for the relocation of the 1199 SEIU Funds offices to 498 Seventh Avenue, consisting of approximately 575,866 sf located on floors 1-10, 16, and 22-25. The floors comprise of general office space with amenities and support spaces. The Fund’s public member spaces involved work at the ground through 4th floors which are connected by a quadruple height mosaic feature wall.

Since 1997, GMS has been involved with tenant fit-out projects at 498 Seventh Avenue. In 2012, the Owner initiated a study to improve elevator service which resulted in a full building repositioning project. GMS provided structural engineering, façade and waterproofing consulting services.

Architect: Adjaye Associates

Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald

2020 American Architecture Award, Institutional category

Images credited to © Dror Baldinger and Courtesy of Adjaye Associates