The following is an abbreviated list of projects that represents the diversity of our work and can be representative of public projects and/or facilities. A more extensive list of work can be provided upon request for extended reference. 

New BMW Dealership - JMK Auto Sales, Springfield NJ. Expansion and in-place replacement of an existing dealership requiring a parking deck to be constructed for 300 cars over a new service area while maintaining the sales and office components operational. Once completed the balance of the original building was demolished in order to construct a multilevel showroom, with sales/service and administrative offices. This project exemplifies an ability to coordinate progress and schedule, and to maintain a facility operational while under construction. In addition to the obvious showroom functions, the building integrates office spaces, service areas, high density storage, and a parking deck. The Architects Alliance initiated this project by value engineering an earlier concept by BMW’s corporate design team. We were assigned the task of conforming to corporate design and performance standards while constructing the building on less than half the recommended lot area while reducing the construction budget by 30 %. The project received unanimous approval from the zoning board of adjustment in two neighboring municipalities, despite multiple variance requests. The project has been enormously successful on all accounts, and possibly represents one of the finer examples of our design work for both the building and its interior spaces.

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Student Center - Newark Public Schools. Full A/E Services including interior renovations, interior design services and a building addition to facilitate egress. Programs accommodated include two assembly rooms intended for dual use as conference rooms and as a teen supper club. The teen supper club functions included a convertible stage, green room, sound rooms, dance floor and food service station. The center also included a state of the art media center, student publication area, television studio and public restroom facilities. Special acoustical features were incorporated into the design to accommodate the simultaneous use of dissimilar functions. The facility is not unlike most community centers found within public housing.

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HVAC and Electrical Service Upgrade - Wallington High School. Full A/E Services. Including assistance in preparing for referendum. Electrical service upgrade, boiler room replacement, system conversion steam to hot water, chiller, unit ventilator replacement, replacement of roof top air handling units and exhaust fans.

Emergent Repairs - 18th Avenue School. NJSDA - Newark Public Schools. Full A/E Services. Project scopes includes masonry restoration, roof replacement, the replacement of an ornamental terra cotta cornice with lightweight fiberglass components, boiler replacement (oil to gas conversion), oil tank abatement, asbestos abatement and replacement of the fire alarm system.

Health and Safety Upgrades - Elizabeth Public Schools. Full A/E Services for a series of projects including roof replacement at two schools and masonry restoration at three schools, as well as miscellaneous fire/life safety upgrades. Roof replacements included full removal and replacement with a four-ply modified bituminous roof. Masonry repairs and restorations involved brick, concrete, stucco and ornamental terra cotta and GFRC castings.

  • Cleveland Homes Middle School
  • Hamilton Middle School
  • Butler Elementary School
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    Health and Safety Upgrades - Elizabeth Public Schools. Prepared construction drawings and specifications for a series of projects including roof replacement and masonry restoration at the Columbus School, window and masonry lintel replacement at nine schools plus miscellaneous fire/life safety upgrades.

     

    Masonry Renovation and Related Repairs - Jersey City Housing Authority. Full architectural services performed at three construction projects. Services provided by way of a Joint Venture. 

  • Brick repointing and stucco repair - Berry Gardens and Steward Apartments
  • Masonry repair and repointing - Booker T. Washington Apartments and Holland Gardens
  • Masonry chimney repair - Holland Gardens and Hudson Gardens
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    Masonry Renovation and Restoration Services - Four Schools. Newark Public Schools. Full A/E Services plus full time construction observation services. Brick repointing, stucco repair, concrete restoration, ornamental terra cotta replacement, historic replication, repair and consolidation of terra cotta figurines.

  • Franklin Elementary School
  • So. 17th Street Elementary School
  • Ridge Street Elementary School
  • 14th Avenue Elementary School
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    Renovation and Addition - Most Sacred Heart of Jesus RC Church and School. Wallington, New Jersey. Full A/E Services. Project scope included masonry restoration, exterior elevator addition, commercial kitchen renovation and sidewalk repairs.

    Second Floor Addition and Renovation - West Ward Cultural Center. Newark, New Jersey. Full A/E Services. Project scope involves the expansion of an Abbott-District Preschool. Program expanded the center to include five additional classrooms, public and private toilet rooms, nurses office, an elevator and lobby.The renovation was able to maintain and expand one classroom, keep a dividable multipurpose room and provide a covered and secured exterior play court. Services included programming, planning board presentations, assisting in property acquisition and securing financing, assisting with processing state certification information, integrating temporary modular classrooms on site as well as serving as the architects of record.

    Roof Replacement and Masonry Renovation Services - Renaissance Towers Condominiums. Newark Feasibility analysis, field documentation of existing conditions and construction documents to address immediate water infiltration concerns and long term improvements. The building is a 12 story high-rise condominium with multiple roof conditions as well as brick masonry, EIFS systems and limestone masonry repairs. Roof deck replacements.

    Project Management Services - Walsh and Kretchmer Homes. Newark Housing Authority. Integral part of the Project Management Team involved in planning and schematic design of 600 townhouse units and related service and community buildings. Project sites were previously occupied by high-rise structures that were imploded to allow for new development. Funded under a HOPE VI Grant. Units are designed in accordance with CPTED guidelines (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) in an effort to create a more "defensible space".

    Window and Entrance Door Replacement - Various Senior Citizen Buildings. Newark Housing Authority. Partnered as a Joint Venture with another architectural firm, The Architects Alliance worked to replace all windows, curtainwall assemblies, exterior doors and security screens at 21 high-rise buildings with thermally efficient units, which provide for ease of operation and increased security. Funded under Comp. Grant Agreement.

    Feasibility Study - Emergency Repairs as Eight Schools. Field investigation, documentation, budget analysis and report at six grammar schools and two high schools within the Newark Public Schools District. Funded by the New Jersey School Construction Corp.

    Curtainwall, Window and Exterior Door Replacement - Gavlak Elementary School. Wallington, New Jersey. Full A/E Services, including assistance in preparing for referendum. Two-story perimeter envelope replaced with a high performance curtainwall system with custom glass spandrel panels. Doors were replaced with fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP) and aluminum assemblies. Scope of work included asbestos abatement.

    Addition and Renovation - Jefferson Elementary School. Wallington, New Jersey. Preliminary design services (failed at referendum in 2003). 54,000 square foot addition and renovation to the Jefferson Elementary School. Currently, seeking funding under a ROD Grant program through the New Jersey Department of Education. The Architects Alliance has also taken responsibility for filing the ROD Grant Application on behalf of the local board of education.

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