One of this year’s merit awards for Architecture has been given to SculptureCenter, an arts facility located in a former trolley repair shop in Long Island City. The new addition and renovation were completed in October 2014. The project created a larger, more accessible facility including a new 2,000 square foot, one-story entrance lobby with bookshop, coatroom, seating area, and restrooms; an elevator and stairway to the lower level galleries; a 1,500 square foot enclosed courtyard for outdoor exhibitions and events; upgrades to electrical and mechanical systems; and office and storage space improvements.
Project: SculptureCenter Renovation & Expansion, Long Island City, N.Y.
Client: ScupltureCenter, Mary Ceruti (executive director and chief curator)
Architect: Andrew Berman Architect, New York—Andrew D. Berman, FAIA (principal and architect); Dan Misri, Vinci So (project architects)
Mechanical Engineer: AltieriSeborWieber
Structural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek
Geotechnical Engineer: RA Consultants
General Contractor: Adam Developers Enterprise
Size: 11,800 square feet