SUNY Downstate Medical Center Public Health Academic Building
SUNY Downstate’s new Public Health Academic Building houses research laboratories, an innovative clinical simulation center, and multi-function spaces for collaborative learning. The project consists of a new eight-story building and renovations to the adjacent Basic Sciences Building (BSB), including relocating the BSB’s main entrance so that the two buildings share a common entry. SGH provided construction-phase consulting services for the building enclosure and served as the special inspector for the curtain wall.
SGH consulted on the exterior wall systems, including cladding, fenestration, and curtain wall. Highlights of our work include the following:
- Assisted the architect with construction administration services
- Visited the site to observe ongoing enclosure construction and helped resolve as-built conditions
- Provided ongoing third-party inspections of the curtain wall in accordance with the New York State Building Code to compare the as-built construction with the approved documents during construction
Facades & Glazing
Key team members
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, International Design Center, Tectonics of Transparency: The Wall
Acting as a symbol of the creative and cutting-edge work taking place in the center, the sculpture is not made of typical laminated glass units. SGH provided structural design services for the project.
Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Beinecke Library, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and built in 1963, is a significant work of twentieth-century architecture.