LOCATION: west point, NY

Tobin | Parnes Design has provided full Architectural, Interior Design and Project Management Services for a combination of historic rehabilitation, renovations and upgrades to 416 historic buildings.  In addition, several structures underwent adaptive re-use renovations and conversions into facilities independently housing Offices, a Community Center, Maintenance Services and Storage facilities.  Included in the project were historic homes ranging in style from Georgian, Federal, Renaissance Revival, Queen Anne Victorian and Tudor dating back to the 1820’s. Scope of work included the full modernization to all building services and layouts consistent with modern living/working standards while maintaining the historic fabric of each structure. With an approximate 600,000 SF of building area and an estimated construction budget of $20 million, the project construction and administration schedule spanned over six years. TPD continues to provide historic architectural consulting services as required by West Point / State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) until 2028.

Various completed and active projects include:

·         DOD - Department of Defense compliance

·         SHPO - State Historic Preservation Office Filing and compliance

·         ATF - Anti-Terrorists Task Force compliance

·         RCI - Residential Communities Initiative – guideline adherence and reviews

·         Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation compliance

·         ICRMP – Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plan compliance

·         West Point Fire Department review






TPD developed the master plan and development program for a 123-acre natural site, of which a 41-acre, 16 unit “sustainable” housing development was to be built. TPD worked with the client, town planning commission and civil engineers to provide Copake’s first large natural site flexible lot subdivision that would respect the site topography and ecology and minimize the impact on existing farmland.

Existing site contours were maintained and housing clusters were bured into the existing hills to limit the “visible” heights of each building. On-site drainage, service amenities, club-house, planting barn, activities buildings, private and public nature trails were integrated into the project and state of the art, solar designed clusters exemplified the client’s mission to create innovative housing, exceeding the standard for the area. Hoping to attract urban dwellers looking for an escape from the density of the city, the project fosters a community lifestyle with ease of maintenance.





SIZE: 382,500 SF

TPD has had the honor of working with Parker Jewish Institute, a 527 bed skilled nursing residence, since 2003 in the development and implementation of the multiple year master plan encompassing many elements of Parker’s facility. Currently, in various phases of planning are the following projects; the addition of a new residential unit with 22 beds, the facade and window renovation project including high energy efficient windows and glazing,  the introduction of a new protective walkway canopy and port cochere, new cafeteria, servery, staff dining facility, and private family dining room, expanded Alzheimer’s Day Care facility, the renovation of 324 resident rooms and building wide infrastructure and mechanical upgrades. Estimated project costs $55M.

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.

A new modern sculptural entrance was then 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.





LOCATION: new york, NY

Tobin | Parnes Design, has, and continues to provide full Architectural, Interior Design and Project Management Services for 1501 Broadway for over 25 years. 1501 Broadway was the home of the iconic Paramount Theater and is a Landmarked building under the jurisdiction of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). TPD has worked with Building Ownership and Management on numerous projects throughout the years. TPD is currently working on an $80 million Capital Projects repositioning of the entire 680,000 SF building to Class A offices. Included in this master planned restoration/renovation is the building lobby, public corridors, restroom prototype design, passenger elevator replacement, multiple tenant build-outs and coordination for re-stacking of commercial tenants. TPD has also created a building prototype design for the retail storefronts and exterior building signage appropriate to its history and context. Additional scope of work has included window replacement, exterior architectural lighting, reconstruction of the historic theater marquee and arch as well as reconstruction of the historic clock and globe at the top of the building. V

Various completed and active projects include:

·        Restoration to Public Corridors & all passenger elevators to reflect building history

·         Replacement of historic windows with energy efficient windows to match

·         Restoration of Building Lobby, preserving historic details

·         Multiple Alteration Type 1 filings to amend building CO for both commercial & office use

·         Multiple Alteration Type 2 filings for existing & new office tenants

·         Coordination of Tenant Re-stacking within Building

·         Master Plan for new historically appropriate storefronts

·         Master Plan for Broadway signage and signage for 43rd and 44th Streets.

·         Reconstruction of the historic Paramount Theater Marquee and Arch

·         Restoration of the (4) tower clocks and globe at the top portion of the building

·         New lighting design at tower setbacks to match original historic lighting

·         Executed Fire Protection Plan drawings

·         Provided FDNY Comprehensive Fire Safety / Emergency Action Plan

·         Leasing/Marketing/ Sales material development

·         Multiple Test-fit plans