Staten Island Museum

Staten Island, New York
  • Renovation of Building A at Snug Harbor
  • Partial Reconstruction of Buildings F and G at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

The renovation of the historical Staten Island Museum building added 18,000 square-feet of space for exhibitions, permanent collections, displays and public program space. One of five buildings at Snug Harbor, Building A is a former seamen’s dormitory that was renovated to provide a new home for New York City’s only general collection Museum. Gutting the interior, C&L Contracting upgraded the building envelope by installing a new liner inside the exterior walls constructed of brick masonry and Tuckahoe marble. C&L then restored the historic exterior and created a modern five-level space behind the building’s majestic columned façade.

The exterior facade was repaired and restored, and a geothermal well field was installed as a critical component to the project being certified LEED Gold. New structural footings, columns, beams, and floor systems were installed, and the interior renovation included all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and sprinkler coverage. The project also involved restoration of an existing stair, installation of new egress stairs and new elevators, new gypsum board partitions, hollow metal doors and frames, and suspended gypsum board ceilings. New bathrooms, fixtures and accessories were also installed.

C&L Contracting then executed a partial reconstruction of Buildings F and G of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The third floor of Building G involved renovation of a new daycare facility of the Children’s Harbor Montessori School. This included asbestos and lead abatement, demolition of the third floor, and installation of all new HVAC systems and electrical. A new commercial catering kitchen was built in Building F, along with a passenger elevator and a catering lift for food, and new kitchen exhaust and ventilation systems. The building was also re-roofed, incorporating the new mechanical shaft covered with metal panels to adhere to the existing building style.

2016 CMAA Awards Honorable Mention

2016 - Public Design Commission of the City of New York Excellence in Design

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification