Fashion Institute of Technology - Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP)

Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY.  Photo by: Jordan Yamada

Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY.  Photo by: Jordan Yamada

Yamada Architecture & Design is proud to be providing Local Law 11 (FISP) Facade Inspection for the Fashion Institute of Technology in partnership with WRL Group/DLR Group Architects.

Westbeth Artist Housing

As Project Architect for Superstructures Engineers + Architects

Facade Restoration and Roof Replacement

The Westbeth Artist Housing is both an individual Landmark of New York City and a National Landmark.  It comprises an entire city block of seven historic buildings erected between 1860 and 1896. The scope of professional services included extensive exterior forensic analysis through physical probes and non destructive testing, Local Law 11 Reporting and Filing, Construction Documentation and Construction Administration.

The comprehensive facade restoration scope included repair and replacement of historic masonry, terra cotta, ornamental copper sheet metal and wrought iron steel structures. The roof replacement scope incorporated the use of both liquid applied IRMA systems and asphalt Building Up Membranes (BUR) to work with client budget and occupancy use. Development of full construction documents, details and specifications were provided. The restoration of this recently Landmarked structure incorporated a materials conservation analysis which was included in the contract specifications and great care was taken to replicate and conserve architecturally significant features.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the building retained severe damage to various portions. Resident art- work, sculpture and paintings were inundated. Original architectural drawings on linen were severely damaged. Yamada Architecture & Design was personally involved in linking building managers and individual residents with skilled conservators whose timely responses were vital to halting the rapid deterioration that is associated with sea water and other environmental contaminants.

#MasonryRestoration #TerraCottaRestoration #CastIron #Granite #Limestone #OrnamentalMetal #CopperRestoration


480 Broome Street

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Sidewalk Vault Restoration

480 Broome Street is a Landmark building in the historic Cast Iron District of Soho.  Professional services consist of Investigation, LPC and DOB Filing Documents, Bid Documents and Construction administration.  The scope of work involves concrete slab replacement, Structural Steel replacement, Waterproofing and Metal Fabrication.

#SidewalkVault #Concrete #StructuralSteel #Soho #CastIron

(Restoration in Progress)


75 Livingston Street

As Project Architect for Superstructures Engineers + Architects(photos by David W. Dunlap/New York Times)

As Project Architect for Superstructures Engineers + Architects(photos by David W. Dunlap/New York Times)