Irving Plaza

17 Irving Place, New York, NY

This ballroom style music venue is located near Union Square. GMS served as the structural engineers for this major renovation. The project involved changing the elevation in the lobby; dropping in a new stair to the basement; creating an opening in the bearing wall that separates the main lobby and the adjacent bar area; removing a bearing wall that subdivides the basement to create an open lounge area; replacing the hardwood floor on the second floor; adding permanent platforms on the house right side of the mezzanine; and relocating mechanical units to the roof.

We also engineered the change in use of the suspended sound mix box in order to repurpose it into a luxury box with public assembly occupancy and we also assessed and repaired the marquee.

Client: Live Nation

Architect: Ewing Cole

2021 DrivenxDesign New York Design Award – Gold Interior Design – Hospitality

2021 ENR New York Interior/Tenant Improvement Award of Merit