Architecture

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FIMI Architectural and Engineering Services, Fire Island, NY, County of Suffolk

The Fire Island Inlet to the Moriches Inlet (FIMI) project is a one-time, stand-alone placement of sand to stabilize Fire Island until the larger Fire Island to Montauk Point project is implemented. Our portion of the project involved assessing and resolving conflicts between a proposed dune for the length of Fire Island and existing homes.  Work included raising of homes, demolition of homes, reconfiguration of decks, pools, and amenities, and design of new septic systems on approximately 80 properties.  In addition to developing design and construction documents, the project required extensive coordination with Suffolk County, New York State DEC, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Town Building and Planning Departments.

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Garden City Park Bathhouse Renovations, Garden City, NY, Village of Garden City

The Bathhouse located at the Village of Garden City Community Park Pool Complex had come of age and in need of renovation. The work included men’s and women’s outdoor showers, changing rooms and separate courtyards, indoor bathrooms and showers, first aid, lifeguard breakroom and outdoor lounge, offices and an outdoor staff area.  

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Garden City Senior Center, Garden City, NY, Village of Garden City

The existing 2,500 SF single story wood and masonry Senior Center was combined with an existing single story 3,900 SF wood framed and masonry building that was relocated to the Golf Club Lane site. A new foundation was constructed and the building was moved and set on the foundation. All existing furnishing and partitions were removed from the relocated building in order to accommodate a new commercial kitchen, new toilet facilities, and an open community room that is dividable. Alterations to the existing senior center included new interior partitions, new fenestration, a new entrance vestibule and new toilets fixtures and finishes at their existing locations. Additional upgrades also included the installation of a new Geo thermal mechanical system, all new electrical power and lighting, plumbing, sprinkler and fire alarm systems. 

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NY Rising, Long Island, NY, Various Homeowners

Long Island's coastal communities were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene. As a cornerstone of the State’s efforts to assist storm-impacted New Yorkers, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) operates the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program to facilitate home repairs, rehabilitation, mitigation, and elevation for the owners of single-family homes. A typical project included analyzing the elevation certificate and topographical survey to determine how high the house needs to be raised per FEMA Flood Plane requirements, conduct a structural analysis of the home, obtain boring samples to analyze the bearing capacity of the existing soil for designing the new foundations and crawl spaces, inspect, analyze and reconstruct damaged bulkheads where applicable, and design new stairs and raised wood decks for access into the home. Our scope of services included design, construction documents, permits, bid, and construction administration.

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Roof Replacement at MEO Building and Garage, Lido Beach, NY, Town of Hempstead

The existing roof systems were compromised by Super Storm Sandy and needed to be removed to the existing substrate. The new roof systems were installed over the existing roof insulation. All wet insulation was removed and installed at the same thickness. Substrates are wood at the Garage Roof and metal at the MEO building. All edgings, curbs, flashings, soffits and roofing accessories were removed and replaced. Our scope of services included design, construction documents, permits, bid, and construction administration.

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Sid Jacobson Aquatic Center Renovation, East Hills, NY, Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center

The existing wading pool was replaced with a new pool with a zero depth entry, water features, a pvc padded floor and tiled walls, the existing spa was replaced with a pre-fab spa and the 6 lane 25 yard swimming pool underwent a complete replacement.  The natatorium renovation also included rebuilding a wall to improve structural stability, new tile floors and walls, new lighting system, new ADA changing rooms, and replacement of all doors.  The existing tile in the Men’s and Women’s Restrooms and Showers were replaced as well as the shower heads and floor drains.

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Ransom Beach Comfort Station, Bayville, NY, Town of Oyster Bay

The objective of the project was to demolish the existing maintenance garage and bathhouses and construct a new building that houses rest rooms, a first aid room, janitor's closet, and an office for beach personnel. The new facility is a Shingle style structure with a gambrel roof and incorporates a breezeway to both welcome patrons to the beach and to provide shelter in bad weather. the aesthetic is in keeping with the community's desire to significantly improve the quality of the Village's west end. Construction included new water service with backflow preventer, new drywell for roof drainage, re-use existing septic leaching field, and new electrical and communications service. Site improvements included concrete walks, pedestrian ramps, fence gate, landscaping and site furnishings. Construction value was $700,00.
 

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Haypath Community Center, Old Bethpage, NY, Town of Oyster Bay

The objective of the project was to provide the community with a new 1,800 square foot community center in an existing Town Park. The building included a large community space with a small kitchen, office, utility room, toilets for interior use, a toilet for exterior access from the park, and storage. We sited the building to create a large, sunlit brick patio on its southern exposure, and to provide easy access for seniors in this generally hilly site.  Construction included site grading, walkways, patio, drainage, water/RPZ, sanitary sewer, cable, telephone, and parking field lighting.  Our services included survey, site and utility design, project management, coordination and scheduling for four prime contracts, construction inspection, and construction management for this Wicks' Law project.  The estimated cost was $600,000. 

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St Paul's Recreational Facility, Garden City, NY, Village of Garden City

The new athletic complex at the former St. Paul’s School, which serves up to 1,500 children on any given weekend, includes soccer and lacrosse fields, a baseball field, a little league/softball field, a passive park area with walking trail, a parking lot for 200 cars, playgrounds for pre-school and elementary school children, and a new park building in the center of the facility which includes men's and women's restrooms, a storage area, 300 square foot roofed space that provides shelter and vending machines. Services included design, construction documents, permitting, submittal review, respond to RFI's, project management, consulting to the client on phasing of construction to meet their budget constraints and priorities for implementation.  

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Bethpage Park Pool Filter Building, Bethpage, NY, Town of Oyster Bay

The objective of the project was to replace the filtration and treatment plant for this public swimming facility with a 700,000 gallon swimming pool and a 15,000 gallon wading pool. Using an innovative design approach, de Bruin converted existing concrete filter tanks into the foundation for a new filter building, saving time and money on this fast track project. The new facility is an attractive masonry building housing two sets of pumps, filtering and treatment equipment - one for each pool. An unheated space in the building holds twin 1,200 gallon sodium hypochlorite tanks in a concrete secondary containment vault.