New-York Historical Society Renovation
LERA led the structural design of a major renovation of the 4-story New-York Historical Society building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, originally built in 1907. The majority of the work entailed a gut renovation of the building’s exhibit spaces and entrances to improve circulation, to improve ADA compliance and to make the building more inviting to the public. The renovation also included an overhaul of the building’s mechanical systems to bring them up to modern standards, as well as the addition of a new restaurant.
New-York Historical Society
Platt Byard Dovell White
Design Honor Award, 2013
American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, 2011
The New York Landmarks Conservancy