Exterior Repair Architectural Services

KOHN ARCHITECTURE can survey, provide façade inspection, and analysis for the exteriors of all types of buildings. This project was for AIMCO Properties, a publically owned building and management corporation. The properties comprised of 6 buildings; two groups of 5 story masonry tenement style multiple dwellings. The first stage of the project was a detailed report with photo keys and a drawing highlighting building envelope deficiencies was issued to the client. The most common problems involved; broken lintels, running cracks, parapet deterioration, roofing and flashing deterioration, broken fire escapes, and caulking problems. Based on the report we worked with historic building consultants to develop mortar mixes and cleaning and repair strategies. We developed specifications and drawings to develop the scope of the work, and construction filing drawings. Currently work has begun on these buildings and we are providing construction administration services as well as special inspections.
We are also providing on call services for other Aimco Properties in and around New York City. Among these projects for Aimco, are the creation of new design standards for typical Aimco apartment renovations, the renovation of 8 apartments in various properties, the design of metal service platforms, a separate laundry and trash storage room, and the repair and re-construction of a 5 story interior stairway. Many of these projects require landmarks approval.

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