DMR Architects has secured its third, three-year term contract with the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) to provide architectural consulting services for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) across New York City.
Since its first term contract in 2006, DMR has worked on CIP projects of varying scale in technical complexity and cost magnitude for more than 66 projects with a construction value of more than $100 million.
Many of the buildings that DMR has been contracted to work on were built in the 1920’s or earlier, and in dire need of architectural, structural, electrical and functional upgrades to bring them up to code, as well as provide space for today’s educational curriculums.
Currently, DMR has commenced work on exterior envelope upgrades at PS 40 in Queens, PS 226 in The Bronx, and PS 109 in Brooklyn.
The project at PS40Q, also known as Samuel Huntington School, located in the Jamaica section of Queens, is representative of the majority of the projects fulfilled for SCA, and is expected to take 10 to 12 months to complete repairs to the exterior masonry walls, decorative stone cornices, parapets, roofs and windows.
“Part of our goal is to ensure that all CIP project goals meet the clients’ mission in achieving safe, attractive and environmentally sound school buildings with a construction process that is performed typically after-hours and on weekends,” said Fassil Zewdou, project manager for DMR.
DMR recently finished projects for the NYCSCA that include creating a science lab at PS112 in Manhattan in order to expand the science curriculum for the first time in the school’s history.
The firm has also executed projects at PS117 and PS450, and library upgrades at PS163 in Queens and PS11 in Manhattan.