This project involved the conversion of an eight-story, warehouse into a state-of-the-art technical services and art storage facility, which included custom facilities for art preparation, conservation, photo archive, darkrooms, and carpentry shop.
Because the warehouse had been abandoned for many years, substantial alteration and restoration of the exterior masonry envelope were required. All existing window openings were revised—either filled in or re-cut into the existing masonry exterior. A new roof, loading dock, and freight elevator were built.
We provided museum-quality climate control for all art storage and art preparation spaces, which led to a holistic solution for the entire building: vapor barriers at all exterior walls; careful natural light control through window films, shading and artificial lighting filters and screens; humidification and dehumidification systems and controls; and dry-pipe fire suppression sprinkler systems.