In the late 1990s we started reviewing apartment alterations on behalf of co-ops and condos as a response to seeing the underbelly of our own design projects. We witnessed how prior renovations had compromised fire ratings of structural members, incorrectly connected HVAC ductwork, holes through rated walls and slabs without repair and many other compromised constructions. We now work in over 200 residential buildings including 15 CPW, The Pierre, 998 Fifth, 778 Park, 520 Park, 432 Park and so many more working to protect our City's finest.
The alteration review process is simply to protect residential buildings, owners who are renovating and their neighbors. Our review services take a proactive team approach to preserving and improving the quality of the entire building. Each renovation can improve the quality and safety of the whole.
Keeping property management informed and educated is our best practice. We understand that there is risk in any building alteration, so we partner with our cooperatives and condominiums to manage that risk. We recognize each building has character and we're here to keep it.
As a Board Director or Property manager, how do you define success? We define it by partnering with you to oversee that building's systems are running smoothly and effectively. We will be there for you to help your residents renovate to get the result they are looking for while not jeopardizing neighbor relations, building systems, or its structure.