Pitney Bowes, Inc.
Throughout the continental U.S., Partners For Architecture is responsible for the planning of all local business centers for Pitney Bowes, Inc., a global "Fortune 500" company headquartered in Stamford, CT.
Our involvement starts with test-fitting services, evaluating the suitability of different buildings or office suites for a particular local division, building code and facility needs assessments, following through to permit documentation. We have supported Pitney Bowes with the development of building standards, implementing the sustainable approach the corporation is taking in recent years.
Today we are close to celebrating our 100th project for Pitney Bowes.
Staten Island Solar City
LEED certified solar city - Green Zone World, Staten Island, New York.
Conceptual design and visualization of a proposed Solar City along the Arthur Kill on Staten Island. Partners For Architecture helped the client to design and visualize a sustainable and self sustaining Solar City development. Our scope included presentations to authorities such as DEP and DECD. The development facilities that include a Renewable Energy School, Solar Store, Solar car ports and recharging stations, Hydroponic Greenhouses and a Market Plaza, Solar barges for recharging boats, and wind turbines. Solar energy farms located on the site will generate electricity to be used on site.
Stamford Financial Center
Partners For Architecture conducted a comprehensive building survey for this 500,000sf financial center office complex situated on a plaza with a 500,000sf garage on four levels. Our work culminated in a building condition report of almost 200 pages, consisting of written combined with pictures, drawings and key plans. The services we provided included a life expectancy analysis for all mechanical equipment and detailed maintenance and repair budgets to address all building deficiencies identified. Thermal Imaging was used to diagnose leaks in the exterior facade, on roofs and on the plaza. Our team consulted the original construction documents and eveloped recommendations on how to manage water infiltration through expansion joints and deteriorated building elements, as well as the replacement of glazing sealants that were shown to be beyond their useful life.
Medical Office Building
New medical / office facility on unforgiving site, White Plains, New York
Situated on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, NY, this medical office building features a radiation unit, a garage and approximately 10,000 sf of office space. Partners For Architecture minimized necessary rock removal on the site through computer site modeling and the use of a scale model. Site plan approval was finally achieved through numerous City Board and Neighborhood Committee meetings, with many iterations on project mass, shape and finishes. Computer rendered elevations and renderings were indispensable tools in achieving a building permit for this difficult location.
Partners For Architecture was hired to conduct an extensive building survey and a feasiblity study to increase the number of residents by up to 50% through reconfiguration and/or extension of this assisted living facility. Part of this study were detailed cost estimates for each scheme presented. All findings were presented to city boards and the dept for Housing & Urbad Development (HUD) together with a detailed report.
Morgan & Finnegan, LLP
Feasibility study and renovations of corporate offices, Stamford, Connecticut
Morgan & Finnegan is an intellectual property law firm based in New York City. When they decided to open a Stamford, CT office, Partners for Architecture assisted them in all aspects of the new satellite space, from evaluating potential sites through construction completion. Partners for Architecture provided immediate test fit sketches to determine if a space could accommodate programming requirements. With a limited budget and compressed floor space, Partners for Architecture creatively placed the program while maintaining some existing structure, reducing move in costs.