McGowan was awarded a $25 million construction project to renovate the existing 90,000 s/f school and add 20,000 s/f of expansion space for the Nightingale-Bamford School, a K-12 preparatory school.
McGowan is serving as the general contractor for the project to modernize the existing building and add the additional square footage from two four-story townhouses adjacent to the main school building located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 20 East 92nd Street.
The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2016. McGowan will renovate 88,600 s/f of space within the main school building. To complete the renovation without disrupting school operations, the project team will perform construction in the school’s main building only when the school is not in session.
Therefore, during each of the two phases of the project when work is being performed in the school’s main building, all renovation work will be completed within a strict nine-week schedule.
The McGowan team completed phase one of the main building renovation on schedule.
The proposed project scope includes McGowan’s integration of the new 20,000 s/f into the existing floors of the main building.
Adding the space contained in the two adjacent townhouses entails first shoring up the existing landmarked building facades and portions of the townhouses’ side walls during construction.
McGowan will replace these areas with new structures and floor framing consistent with the main building in elevation and install new lower level areas in the rear of the building area, in addition to cleaning and restoring the townhouses’ front facades.
The Nightingale-Bamford School project has been designed to attain LEED Silver certification.
The project architect is BRB Architects and they have specified many environmentally-conscious materials, including green rooftops, the re-use of storm water drainage for irrigation, energy-efficient mechanical systems and locally-sourced materials. Levien and Company serves as the owner’s representative and provides project management services.
The school is located within the Carnegie Hill Historic District of Manhattan, and the project is therefore subject to review and approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.