Richlen engaged in the construction method called Design-Build with Gensler Architects.
Together we resolved the Owner’s, Shorenstein’s request for more space with more light! In order to increase the size of the existing lobby, we pushed the storefront out toward Fremont Street by 10 feet. The new façade’s storefront is all glass! The glass structure is all tempered insulated panels’ 1-1/4” thick, floor to ceiling in height, and trimmed out in a custom anodized bronze metal. The panels held together by tie-ins – a tension system designed exclusively by ISG.
One particular challenge – the new stone (from Cold Springs Granite in Minnesota) for the extended part of the lobby. The concern; that they would not match the existing stone. Our team pulled a piece of stone from the loading dock, and compared it to the existing pavers in front of the elevators. We suggested cleaning and polishing or replacing the rows of existing stone in front of the elevators. The final decision: lay new large precision cut polished granite pavers down.
This project involved a high-level of coordination between several trades. The security console is a prime example of synchronization. It alone is comprised of glass, stone, electrical, cabling, and millwork. The console is the hub for the security monitors, controls for the elevators, building cameras, and turnstile functions. To stay on schedule with the demands of console and lobby remodel [and reduce cost], Richlen self-performed site security, drywall demo and installation, doors, frames, hardware, and clean up. Our on-site full supervision kept for a fast-track production, without sacrificing quality. The end-result a 4,350 sq-ft lobby.