DXA studio, a New York based architecture and design firm known for a diverse range of projects primarily in Manhattan and Brooklyn, December 10 announced that their work on one of the most majestic buildings in New York City, 100 Barclay won the best Restoration and Preservation category in the prestigious Architect’s Newspaper Awards for 2018.
Formerly known as the Barclay-Vesey Building by AIA designated “Architect of the Century,” Ralph Walker, 100 Barclay has undergone an extensive conversion to residential use. DXA Studio served as the Landmarks/Design Architect for the project, responsible for all alterations and remedial work to the exterior envelope and historic lobby. The project was developed by Magnum Real Estate Group and Verizon remains as a commercial tenant in the building.
“This was an incredible opportunity for DXA Studio to integrate modern design elements with the historic structure and features of the building,” said DXA Studio Partner Jordan Rogove. “It is an honor to be acknowledged for our work by the Architect’s Newspaper.”
Working with the architect for the project, Ismael Leyva Architects and various consultants including the landscape architect, Abel Bainnson Butz and PHT Lighting, DXA envisioned several revisions to the historic terraces and storefronts including the Vesey Street Arcade Guastavino vaults.
Additionally, the landmarked lobby, which spans the width of the building from East to West, required an architectural device to separate the commercial and residential tenants. The space called for a visually unobtrusive screening partition which simultaneously respects the historical context without resorting to imitation of the past. The lobby lighting design is based on the geometries and motifs found throughout the building, notably the setbacks of the upper stories and the articulation of grapevines as a symbol of the inter-connectivity of the human experience upon the advent of the telephone.
“We are drawn to the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings,” said DXA Studio Partner, Wayne Norbeck. “Respecting the building’s history, while adding modern elements and creating spaces for both commercial and residential tenants has been an exciting challenge for us and it’s an honor to receive recognition for those achievements.”
Other consultants involved in the project include contractors JT Magen and R&S Construction; structural engineer, Severud Associates Consulting Engineers; acoustics, Cerami Associates; code consultant, JM Zoning; façade, Frank Seta & Associates; MEP/EP consultant, MG Engineering.
About DXA studio
DXA studio’s expertise spans an uncommonly broad spectrum of project types including multi-family and single family residential, commercial, institutional, hotel and event design. Our team members have a variety of experiences working on educational and nonprofit projects. DXA provides a rare balance of highly crafted design and exceptional project management, with particular adeptness at landmarks, loft board and zoning approvals, and NYC City Planning and Uniform Land Use Review Procedures.
DXA studio’s current work includes interiors at Essex Crossing, 242 Broome Street, the 300,000 SF Hap 8 condo and rental towers in Chelsea, a multi-phase development in Astoria, 280 St. Marks, Mt. Pleasant Church Conversion, 100 Barclay and Galapagos Detroit. Additionally, DXA is designing four ground up single-family townhouses for private clients ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 SF, a 15-story tower in the Lower East Side, and multiple performance venues including the famed Blue Note jazz club and the Highline Ballroom. DXA also has a variety of experience in sustainable and health-focused non-profit projects including a community in Zambia, malaria prevention through housing in Namibia, and housing in St. Marc, Haiti as a result of winning an international design competition.
At DXA studio, a project begins with an open exchange of ideas and collaboration. The client’s program and desires, along with the complexities of the project’s site are used to create a conceptual framework by which an architecture of distinctive identity, clarity, and ingenuity is created.
For more information about DXA studio, please visit http://www.dxastudio.com/