Location: Brooklyn, NY
Client: DASNY/NYS Office of Court Administration
Architect: Mitchell Giurgola Architects
Photo Credit: Mitchell Giurgola Architects
The project includes the renovation and rehabilitation of three buildings on property located at the former St. Teresa’s Catholic Church convent and parochial school in Brooklyn, NY.
Building #1 is a 4-story, 20,700 SF steel framed, former elementary school. It will hold recruit training classrooms, administrative offices and a Command Center for the Department of Public Safety. A penthouse floor will be added above the main roof. This will be constructed of light weight steel framing walls and steel joists for the metal deck roof.
Building #2 is a 2-story, 31,700 SF steel framed, former auditorium/gym building. It will hold large training rooms and locker rooms. The lobby of Building #2 will serve as the primary entrance to the facility. A new steel bridge will connect Buildings #1 and #2 on the second level to unite all training spaces without the need for two secure points of entry.
Building #3 is a 3-story, 11,600 SF heavy timber framed, former convent building. It will be used as a residence hall for the new recruits.
The estimated $18 million project is being designed with a minimum goal of LEED Silver certification.