The Rockefeller University
We are fortunate enough to count The Rockefeller University as a long-standing client. Norfast has been hired to work on multiple buildings on the campus including Founder's Hall, Nurse's Residence, Flexner Hall, Smith Hall, Bronk Laboratory, Weiss Research Building, Scholar's Residence, and Faculty House. Norfast provides facade and roof inspections and repair design.
The most recent project included a facade restoration for the university's 38-story Scholars Residence. The building, designed by Abramowitz-Harris-Kingsland, spans FDR Drive along the East River and was completed in 1989.
Cristo Rey New York High School
CRNYHS opened its doors in 2004 in the building that was formerly known as St. Cecilia's Convent. NYC LPC designated the building an individual landmark in 1976. Norfast was hired to provide preservation design including window replacement, brownstone restoration, iron railing restoration, entry and stair restoration.
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop is a co-operative printmaking work space that provides professional-quality printmaking facilities to artists and print makers. Norfast was hired to engineer the mechanical and electrical work for the printmaking studio.
The Cooper Union Foundation Building
The Cooper Union Foundation Building was constructed in 1859. After 140 years, the brownstone ashlar masonry was severly deteriorated, the windows were in poor condition, and the roof was leaking. Norfast was hired as the project manager to coordinate a 100 year restoration of the building while it was fully occupied. The roofs were replaced with standing seam lead coated copper, Kemper and Siplast. The 400+ windows were replaced, with selective locations being restored. The brownstone ashlar and profiled elements were either honed and retooled or replaced using stone from the original quarry in Portland, Connecticut. The clock was restored as was the cast iron façade at the first floor. NYC LPC designated the building an individual landmark in 1969.
Location: 1230 York Ave, NY, NY
Client: The Rockefeller University
Services: Facade and roof restoration
Location: 112 East 106th St, NY, NY
Client: Cristo Rey NY High School
Services: Facade restoration
Location: 323 West 39th St, NY, NY
Client: The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Services: Electrical and mechanical design,
Location: 7 East 7th St, NY, NY
Client: The Cooper Union
Budget: $13.2 M
Services: Project management, facade restoration