Alchemy Properties | New York, NY
Dagher Engineering provided the MEP engineering design services for this 30-story, 170,000 sf building. Neighborhood zoning for the newly mixed-use building permitted greater square footage increasing program space, views, and circulation. Though the architectural design's slanted facades, cantilevered bump-outs, set-backs, and lean-ins maximized the envelope, these features presented challenges for building systems design.
Twenty-five unique floor plans required a complex layout of mechanical systems. Expansive floor-to-ceiling heights and massive structural supports reduced the size of ventilation systems. The roof, 75% smaller than the ground floor footprint, contains stacked Electro-Mechanical equipment keeping controls and maintenance accessible. In the end, close and careful coordination with the architect resulted in award-winning engineering.