American Physical Society

Ridge, NY

GMS served as structural engineer for the renovation and expansion of the APS Editorial Headquarters. The site is located within the Long Island Pine Barrens Preservation area, so the existing building footprint could not be enlarged. The addition was constructed above the existing building, while the facility remained in operation. Columns were inserted on weekends as needed, but the team designed the structure to span over the existing building. This enabled staff to remain in place, mostly undisturbed.

Client: American Physical Society

Project Manager: LePatner & Associates

Architect: Marvel Architects

2017 ACEC Excellence in Engineering National Recognition Award
2017 ACEC NY Excellence in Engineering Diamond Award category Structural Systems
2016 AISC Ideas2 National Award Less than $15M.
2016 SEAoNY Excellence in Structural Engineering Finalist Forensic Analysis / Renovation / Retrofit / Rehabilitation of Structures
2015 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum