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28 February 2020
This 1890’s vintage sail loft building was renovated and converted to 47 loft-style apartments – each with in-unit laundry, water source heat pumps, telephone, internet and cable wiring, and state-of-the-art kitchens and bathrooms. The building’s historic exterior resented significant challenges relating to exhaust and cooling tower ventilation.
Architectural Engineers completed design of the MEP/FP and construction oversight of this 60,000 SF conversion of a historic mill complex into residential loft units. The original envelope manufacturing building contains 42 studio, one- and two-bedroom loft-style units. Designs included extensive reconstruction and waterproofing of the basement areas to account for a very high water table.
04 October 2018
Architectural Engineers provided MEP/FP design services for upgrades to the $9.6M, 75,000 SF downtown cinema in accordance with strict National Park Service historic restoration requirements. As part of its work, AEI designed new water, gas and electric services, designed mechanical systems for the theater, projection rooms, lobby, elevators and escalators, and coordinated trades with the … Read more
30 October 2018
AEI was the prime consultant for mechanical upgrades to the 1902 Science, History and Art Museum located in downtown Pittsfield. New mechanical systems were designed to maintain a controlled environment throughout the first and second floors, and conventional HVAC systems were designed for the basement exhibit areas. New sprinklers and architectural finishes were installed concurrently … Read more
03 October 2018
Architectural Engineers provided design and construction administration services for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering for the Pell Mansion for the Newport Preservation Society. The Pell Mansion is the former childhood home of Senator Claiborne Pell and it has been adapted to be the Administrative Offices of the Newport Preservation Society. All new utilities … Read more
AEI provided MEP/FP engineering design and construction period serviced for the complete building relocation and renovation of the historic Town Hall building and for the new addition. The scope of the project included design of a fire protection reservoir with a 10,000 gallon underground tank supplying fire protection water to a fire pump, as well … Read more
Architectural Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design services for the phased renovation of the Palmer Senior Center. Phase one consists of renovation of the ground floor and the addition of handicapped upgrade to the building. Upgrades included installation of a new elevator, new toilet rooms and fire alarm upgrades. The building … Read more
10 July 2018
Josiah Smith Tavern, an 18th and 19th century wood-framed structure includes the main building “tavern” with an attached barn and connector. Located at the center of Weston, the historically significant building once played a role in the American Revolution and was used as an Inn and residence during Colonial times. The design-team was faced with … Read more
Prospect Hill Academy is an urban charter high school operating out of a 40,000 SF former archdiocese building. The $6.5M renovation involved MEP/FP upgrades that resulted in a new accessible elevator; new HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems; lighting and power upgrades to the public and classroom areas; and new electric service. Designed to C149 … Read more
Architectural Engineers, Inc. was the prime consultant for the renovation of Narragansett Towers, a well-known Rhode Island landmark originally designed by McKim, Mead and White. Improvements included the addition of a radiant floor heating system above the bridge, ventilation of the assembly spaces, reconstruction of the historic balcony, new lighting, and new architectural finishes. All … Read more