OCV spearheaded a 3-year, tenant-in-occupancy rehabilitation of Capitol Hall, a 10-story supportive housing residency on the Upper West Side. The work upgraded and reconfigured the existing arrangement of shared kitchens and bathrooms. Tenants now enjoy the private use of basic facilities with continued access to community spaces.
Offices and community rooms were also improved and expanded. Through a clever repurposing of the building’s interior courtyard, former trash storage was transformed into a new community room with a Velux skylight roof.
In 2016 Capital Hall was awarded ‘Outstanding Residence of the Year’ by the Supportive Housing Network of New York.
Kingsbridge Terrace is a sustainably built veterans’ residence. It provides green supportive housing to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and those with a history of homelessness and substance abuse.
The new residence creates a sense of community among veterans of all eras and features:
– common rooms, gardens, gyms and computer labs
– green roofs and pervious hardscapes
– energy efficient HVAC systems and appliances
– a microturbine for waste energy capture and reuse
– low impact materials such as local, recycled, renewable and reclaimed
Kingsbridge Terrace received the 2015 ‘Outstanding Residence of the Year’ award from the Supportive Housing Network of New York.
Lisbon Place is a residential new construction rising 9 stories above the Norwood section of the Bronx. It is comprised entirely of one bedroom rentals with sustainable finishes, fixtures and appliances.
The building features a communal rooftop space and exterior shading devices, and provides much needed housing in a design that remains sensitive to its surrounding context.
West Tremont Senior Residence is an award-winning LEED Silver and Enterprise Green Communities new construction project. It provides affordable apartments and amenities for community residents ages 55+.
The architects took advantage of the steeply sloping site to bring in expansive day lighting and create outdoor terraces adjacent to recreation and program spaces.
On-site amenities and building features include:
– a recessed green roof
– a tenant library and multi-purpose room
– laundry facilities and support services
– a high performance thermal envelope
– recycled and renewable materials
– efficient mechanical and electrical systems
West Tremont Residence received the 2017 Big Apple Brownfield Award for Collaboration from the NYC Brownfield Partnership.
OCV executed a full renovation and expansion of the dual level lobbies at this East Village cooperative complex. Prior to renovation, existing conditions made access to laundry rooms and mail boxes unmanageable for elderly and handicapped persons.
OCV’s solution transformed the entries into spacious, light filled, fully accessible lobbies with:
– mail plazas relocated on level with building elevators
– expanded lobbies with upgraded finishes
– accented glass panes
– new indoor and outdoor lighting
OCV was brought on to rehabilitate this dilapidated 1970s era Mitchell-Lama mixed use complex. The buildings had suffered from years of neglect, a heavy burden of debt and City violations. In October 2012 the complex was additionally hit by Hurricane Sandy, which further added to the devastation.
A holistic solution addressed energy efficiency, water tightness and aesthetics all at once. The 13 acre site was completely redesigned to provide active and passive recreational areas and enhanced beach access and views.
The extensive improvements were an inclusive process that involved tenants all along the way. Today, Arverne View is at 100% occupancy with a growing waiting list.
This restoration and renovation transformed an early 20th Century manufacturing building into four luxury lofts and a duplex penthouse in one of the Tribeca Landmark Districts in New York.
Exposed brick, preserved wood beams and lacquered steel columns contrast with highly polished details such as glass tiles and doors, making the space fresh and light.
This luxurious duplex penthouse tops an early 20th Century manufacturing building on Warren Street. Because the building lies in one of the Tribeca Landmark Districts in New York, OCV’s design had to meet with Landmarks Commission approval.
To create the duplex a new floor was added to the building, resulting in an open and opulent unit. High ceilings, glass flooring, and large windows and skylights flood the interior in natural light. Exposed brick walls preserve the rustic loft feel while highly polished details make the space fresh and light.
This small project for a newlywed couple reconfigured and modernized an antiquated apartment in the former Raleigh Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
OCV transformed a carved up three-bedroom unit into a roomier two-bedroom with an open living room and kitchen. The couple worked closely with OCV to create a balanced blend of contemporary and turn-of-the-century that suited their taste and lifestyle.
This residence in Harlem is located near St. Nicholas Park. The historic brownstone was both restored and renovated after suffering from fire and subsequent water damage.
Details were meticulously restored to their original condition and the entire brownstone was upgraded with:
-new plumbing and electrical services
-a central air conditioning system
-hardwired with a sound system on the first floor
-wireless ethernet throughout