TPD was tasked with the restoration, renovation and conversion of this historic community facility into a multi-use cultural center; housing a church, classrooms and theatre. To meet the programmatic requirements and save the interior architecture of the existing building, TPD envisions an addition to accommodate the “service spaces”; egress for the theatre; additional space in the church; and a separate and recognizable church entrance. TPD created four "new addition" options varying in architectural styles from the traditional, classical design to match the existing building; to a modern design drawing inspiration from the evolving Williamsburg area.
Tobin Parnes acted as the historic restoration consultant of the flagship store for this well respected retailer. Contributions include technical & historic restoration & rehabilitation expertise for renovation to the front and rear landmarked facades in SOHO, New York.
Tobin Parnes Design and MarketPlace Development (MPD) collaborated in the design and development of renovations to the Central Terminal at LaGuardia Airport. The design and integration of new custom dining counter/charging stations in the food courts, upgrades to the flooring, custom column enclosures and additional seating, more energized and alluring passenger accommodations have been created.
Tobin Parnes was charged with renovating and upgrading the six resident floors at the 381,000 SF Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation. Work included renovations of all 324 resident rooms, resident corridors and lobbies; and is the culmination of a multi-year and phased facility wide upgrade project.
At the successful completion of the TPD-designed façade project, TPD won a design competition for the new Parker Jewish Institute Bridge & Entry. A new modern sculptural entrance was proposed to provide a welcoming moment that reflects the superior quality of Parker’s health care experience.
An extended canopy was introduced to project over the driveway and provide weather protection for all arriving/departing the building. Traffic flow was re-directed and side parking areas for ambulance / ambulette drop off was created. The new enclosed design is to include heating, air conditioning, new lighting as well as opportunities for signage while enhancing the character of the building.
The modernization of a 45-year-old façade involved extensive planning, feasibility and implementation studies with ongoing coordination between Tobin Parnes, the owners, engineers and contractors. The final result is a new exterior building envelope, designed to be built without disruption to the occupants and resulting in a greatly improved interior environment.