This project is a first venture on to Staten Island for Brooklyn-based non-profit CAMBA, as well as HPD’s first rehabilitation project in Richmond County.
The 18,000 SF historic building, which houses 36 supportive studio apartments, was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. We worked as design architects, and our renovation focused on flood prevention measures including dry flood-proofing that made the crawl space impermeable to future storm surges. It also restored the original facade and fenestration, and modernized the building's M/E/P systems as well as the apartments' finishes and fixtures. Residents were temporarily relocated during construction.