Porcelanosa’s US Flagship required the full gut renovation of the existing six-story building located at 202 Fifth Avenue. The 18,000 square foot building has been transformed into a trade/retail showroom with accessory office spaces.

The project required review by the NYC Department of Buildings, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, NYC Department of Transportation for the sidewalk vault and MTA Outside Services division, for the subway line running below Broadway.

GMS provided structural engineering, façade and waterproofing consulting, special inspection and construction monitoring services.

Client: Porcelanosa USA

Architect: Foster + Partners

2017 ACEC NY Excellence in Engineering Platinum Award category Structural Systems
2016 ENR New York Best Projects: Office / Retail / Mixed-Use Award of Merit
2015 Open House New York site
2016 SEAoNY Excellence in Structural Engineering Winner Forensic Analysis / Renovation / Retrofit / Rehabilitation of Structures