23 Beekman Place - New York: Originally designed by the acclaimed American architect Paul Rudolph, this distinctive multilevel penthouse is a captivating series of mezzanines, expressive detailing and extraordinary urban views.
An Integrative Approach: From the outset, Mr. Rudolph’s exceptionally integrated design, paired with an unusual set of extenuating circumstances, highlighted a series of operational limits inherent in traditional boundaries between architect and contractor. This situational impasse was strategically avoided when both the architect and the contractor sought to embed HB’s integrative design build style into the project.
The Interior: The challenge was to reconstruct, renovate and restore a previously demolished interior. The decision to integrate processes proved essential, and involved collaborating with the architect during design development and providing comprehensive project management and site supervision for the contractor.
The Exterior: After years of weathering, the exterior was in a state of critical deterioration and in need of structural repair. The work included developing and implementing a preventative repair and restoration strategy, project management and owner’s representation. The effort was sensitive to Rudolph’s design and focused carefully on restoring architectural detail.
The interior renovation received an AIA award and the exterior restoration has since been landmarked by the City of New York.
Original Design: Paul Rudolph, c. 1977
Interior Renovation Design: Della Valle Bernheimer
Design and Build Integration: Horgan Becket
Interior Renovation: CW Contractors
Exterior Restoration: Yates Restoration