● HOLT CONSTRUCTION
Holt celebrates 100th anniversary
Holt Construction is celebrating 100 years in business.
Founded in Pearl River, New York, in 1919 by Fred L. Holt, the company is one of Rockland County’s oldest firms.
In the century since its foundation, the family-owned business grown to have locations in New York City, Newark, New Jersey; Philadelphia; Boston; Goshen, New York; Houston; and Irving, Texas, with headquarters still in Pearl River.
Now in the Holt family’s third generation of leadership, Jack Holt, Chief Executive Officer, has continued to expand the firm’s footprint since 1974.
“I am honored to be celebrating 100 years of outstanding hard work, innovation and dedication alongside all my colleagues at Holt,” said Jack Holt.
“This is a testament to everyone’s contributions, past and present, that helped Holt reach this milestone — and it is a foundation for continued growth, service and success long into the future.”
Holt has a storied history in the construction industry. It was the first construction firm to develop a movable partition system and was the first to open a model home in the United States.
Recent high-profile projects include the United Airlines Polaris Club at Newark Airport and the Atlantic Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison, New Jersey.
● KIMBERLY BROWN ARCHITECTURE
Brown goes solo
Architect Kimberly A. Brown AIA, LEED AP has opened Kimberly Brown Architecture with a team specializing in the hospitality and condominium sectors.
A 20-year veteran of the business, Brown has been involved in a host of mixed-use, commercial, residential and institutional projects, such as schools, theaters, museums and public buildings.
She also has extensive planning experience with communities ranging from small towns and cities to institutes of higher learning.
Brown’s design credits include CUT by Wolfgang Puck at the Four Seasons Downtown New York for Silverstein Properties; Renovations and master plans at Harvard and Yale universities; and the redesign of Rotterdam Harbor and the Beirut International Airport.
Most recently. she was co-founder and principal in Strata Architects. She worked at SHoP Architects PC, Polshek Partnership Architects, Perkins and Will, Leslie Gill Architect, and as the director of the Carl Small Town Center at Mississippi State University.
Brown taught studios at Yale University, Parsons the New School for Design, Rotterdam University of Applied Science, and Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture.
She received her Masters of Architecture from Yale University and her Bachelors of Architecture from Mississippi State University.
● WOODMONT PROPERTIES
Builders honor Woodmont work
Woodmont Properties was honored with 16 awards from the Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of New Jersey Awards.
The developer won “Community of the Year” award for its luxury rental apartment community Woodmont Metro at Metuchen Station.
Notable honors were also awarded to individuals of the Woodmont team including Sean Mulhall, who received “Project Manager of the Year” for his role as Senior Project Manager of Woodmont Bay Club in Bayonne, and Woodmont Properties’ Marketing Manager Chris Camy who received the “Marketing Executive of the Year” award.
Lewis Zlotnick, president of Woodmont Properties, commented “These honors directly reflect their diligence and our continued commitment to delivering the highest quality communities and homes in our region.”
● REIDY CONTRACTING GROUP
Celebrity-backed private club opens in Tribeca
Reidy Contracting Group has completed the new NEXUS Club New York, a private social and business club located at 100 Church Street.
The club offers a selection of amenities and spaces across 34,000 s/f, including a 2,400 s/f lounge with a fully customized bar.
The Reidy team was led by project manager Gavin Ennis, project estimator Jeffrey O’Connor and project superintendents Shadee Yassin and Victor Tuminelli.
The club, designed by architect Morris Adjmi, features restaurants, fitness facilities with yoga and dance rooms, a full spa and meeting rooms.
A gathering place for members to dine and socialize with family and friends, NEXUS Club New York also features restaurants with private dining rooms, a bar and lounge and a Rose Champagne Bar.
The family aspect also means that there are kid’s lounges, a teen den and a Central Cafe with a Dylan’s Candy Bar. Additionally, the club is an event space, with seating for up to 150 people, along with four private meeting rooms.
The NEXUS Luxury Collection was founded by Joe Lewis with his Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and Justin Timberlake.
● WAVELENGTH LIGHTING
Fashion house choice cuts carbon footprint
American fashion designer Kenneth Cole retrofitted its Hell’s Kitchen showroom with
state-of-the-art and energy-efficient lights from Brooklyn-based Wavelength Lighting.
The LED lighting and networked controls distributor and project company installed 135 LED lamps throughout the 17,000 s/f 50th street location purchased by Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. in 2006.
The PAR30 LED lamps control light precisely, making them a great choice for a showroom where directional lighting highlights products. The lamps produce about four times as much light as similar incandescent bulbs with only a fraction of the power.
By choosing to replace existing incandescent bulbs with LEDs, Kenneth Cole will reduce its contribution to New York City’s carbon footprint, and help meet building efficiency requirements, including the lighting provisions under Local Law 88.