24-22/30/32 & 34 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11373
Scope of Work: Existing one-story and cellar community facility was enlarged horizontally and vertically to create approximately 26,000 square feet of educational and religious community facility, resulting in a new five-story and cellar, 39,000 square feet building with 20 classrooms, a library, multi-purpose room, offices and rooftop play area. Since the existing building was to remain, its elements were upgraded to meet the current code standards and requirements for, but not limited to, fire protection, structural, and mechanical systems. In addition, the new construction complies with new standards of sustainability and energy efficiency. Scope of services included pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documents and administration; obtained approvals and permits from city agencies having jurisdiction over the project.
Bronx Community College Early Childhood Center
500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
Scope of Work: This building houses the Bronx Community College Early Childhood Center which provides childcare for Bronx Community College student-parents. The new two-story modular facility, located on the campus, is 15,000 square feet. It holds six classrooms, a multi-purpose room, offices and a parent lounge. We were retained by the General Contractor, and project was a Design Build delivery method. Scope included architectural and structural design services, construction documents and administration; obtained approvals and permits from city agencies having jurisdiction over the project; obtained a final certificate of occupancy.
Jacqueline Velez served on the Board of Trustees for 15 years and as Chair of The Buildings of Grounds Committee for The Kew-Forest School. As a trustee, she performed pro-bono work for the school and served as a Consultant and Architect, providing architectural services. She was involved in numerous projects including, but not limited to, the design of a new playground with a tracking arena, basketball and tennis court; façade restoration along Union Turnpike which included brick repointing, replacement and duplication of molding and cornices, new windows, new front entrance stoop; and the renovation of existing upper and lower school libraries. She also supervised the renovation of the existing kitchen and cafeteria. Jacqueline remains committed to the school and now serves as a member of the Advisory Committee.