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Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Client:
Great Neck Public Library

Project Scope:
KG+D collaborated with Great Neck Public Library on a major renovation of their main branch, generally working within the existing footprint, to support current services and emerging technology. The project goals included: creating more meeting spaces and reading areas, developing an open and userfriendly environment, improving connections between levels of the building, increasing children’s spaces, consolidating staff and technical service areas and updating the building’s infrastructure to be more energy efficient.

Completion Date:
2016

Awards:
High Honor Award for Architectural Excellence, AIA Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter

Jacob Burns Film Center Media Arts Lab

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Client:
Jacob Burns Film Center

Project Scope:
This new 27,000sf education center was designed to provide educational training in filmmaking and the media arts; the facility is used by school groups and adult continuing education programs. The building features a sound stage, 16 editing suites, a center studio, a screening room and administrative offices. Some of the sustainable features of the building include aluminum and glass energy-efficient windows, a geothermal heating and cooling system, photovoltaic panels on the roof, natural local materials and extensive daylighting and sustainable lighting controls.

Completion Date:
2008

Awards:
High Honor Award for Architectural Excellence, AIA Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter.

Distinction: The building earned a LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the first in Westchester County.

More about this project

Time-lapse video of the building being constructed:

Discussion of this project on the web:

Archidose blog: Half Dose #93: Jacob Burns Film Center Media Arts Lab

Resources:

What is LEED certification?
Jacob Burns Film Center website
Children’s Film Camp

Guiding Eyes for the Blind – Canine Development Center

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Client:
Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Project Scope:
Built using green construction initiatives, the Canine Development Center’s 30-acre new and renovated campus includes a puppy training pavilion, new male and female kennels, open living areas, outdoor areas for off-leash exercise and a new veterinary hospital with state of the art equipment. The Center is utilized for breeding, birthing, socializing and screening dogs. The expansion nearly doubled the size of the original facilities, providing more teaching space for staff and volunteers to work together and have additional opportunities for orientation and training sessions.

Completion Date:
2015

Wilton Family YMCA

Client:
Wilton Family YMCA

Project Scope:
The KG+D team has completed the planning work with the Wilton Family YMCA to re-imagine their facility. The project involves the demolition and reconstruction of the central core of the building involving a detailed phasing process, 2-Story addition that connects the gym, pools, and fitness areas, and circulation, parking, drop-off improvements. The project is scheduled to commence construction in summer 2018.

Completion Date:
On the Boards

West Hempstead Public Library

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Client:
West Hempstead Public Library

Project Scope:
This new, 2-story, 28,000 sf public library features a large main reading room with extensive day lighting, large flexible children’s room, teen room, and flexible lower-level community room with direct access to the exterior for use outside of regular library hours.

Completion Date:
2008

Westchester County Playland Bathhouse Restoration

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Client:
Westchester County Department of Public Works

Project Scope:
The project scope for the Playland Bathhouse Restoration included extensive abatement of hazardous materials, complete removal and replacement of roofing systems, replacement of masonry walls, survey of structural conditions, restoration of the building’s foundation, reconstruction and replacement of light monitors and clerestory windows. This project is designed to LEED Silver criteria level.

Completion Date:
2011