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01.20.2010
Engineers
HISTORIC D.C. COurthouse by Beyer Blinder Belle With Joseph R. Loring & Associates
Joseph Romeo
 


232 Bedford Avenue by LoadingDock5 with Murray Engineering
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“Because the Garden Street Lofts was a LEED-certified project, everybody had to be on board, really conscientious about everything, and particularly our engineers at Buro Happold, who would pester everyone for documentation. They did such a great job, we actually achieved a Gold rating even though we were shooting for Silver.”
Colleen O’Keefe
SHoP

“One of the big challenges at PS 59 was that the floor-to-floor heights were not generous. It was really a Rubik’s Cube to make the mechanical systems work. Our mechanical engineer, Goldman Copeland, spent a lot of time coordinating the ducts and sprinklers and lights. They wound up running split ducts with sprinklers between them. It was hairsplitting work.”
James Greenberg
Ehrenkrantz Ecksut & Kuhn

“Bringing the historic D.C. Courthouse to current standards for mechanical systems was a real challenge to accomplish without damaging the building’s fabric. Joseph R. Loring & Associates supported us to no end. We were able to unveil unused chimneys and run ducts through them. And we had to remove the entire third floor to nestle the mechanical systems into the roof without damaging its profile.”
Hany Hassan
Beyer Blinder Belle

Dewhurst McFarlane is at the forefront of glass technology. They worked on some of the early Apple stores and Joseph boutiques, both of which were innovative in their use of structural glass. We could not have done TKTS without them. They were instrumental in the design.”

Nick Leahy
Perkins Eastman

“We weren’t sure that we would be able to achieve what we’re used to in Europe in terms of quality, but SK&A, these two unassuming guys, were really up for the challenge and performed equally whether it was slabs no one would ever see or exposed steel people would comment on every day. We worked very closely, augmenting their drawings with freehand sketches and the direct contact really helped.”
Dennis Austin
Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners

“I can only say the best things about Murray Engineering. Engineers often don’t want to touch new things in case something goes wrong, but Robert Murray is very interested in innovation and energy efficiency, which we really appreciate. They’ve done a lot with insulated concrete forms.”
Sam Bargetz
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