Glacier Global Partners, Triangle Assets
Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
Schematic Design, Design Development, Design Assist, Construction Documents
The project combines our diverse expertise in Historic Preservation and in new building envelope design. The existing 1897 sugar refinery will be converted into Class A office space, its three historic brick facades fully restored. The north facade will take on a faceted design of glass and steel which evokes the industrial past of the site. SURFACE DESIGN worked closely with ODA to provide masonry restoration and window replacement detailing for the landmarked facades as well as a detailed parametric 3D model of the new north facade. Moving into the Design Assist phase, we continued to advise ODA and the selected manufacturer in developing and standardizing the complex elements of the north facade into a unitized design.