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2011 Design Awards

Design Award Recipients 2011

Construction of Three Carriage Houses for the Staten Island Historical Society

Construction of Three Carriage Houses for the Staten Island Historical Society Construction of Three Carriage Houses for the Staten Island Historical Society Construction of Three Carriage Houses for the Staten Island Historical Society



145 Arthur Kill Avenue, Staten Island
A Project of the Department of Design and Construction, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Staten Island Historical Society
Rice+Lipka Architects

These three contemporary structures are the new home of the historical society's collection of 62 antique carriages. By employing prefabricated steel arches, the design cost-effectively increases the achievable square footage to accommodate not only storage but also exhibition, restoration, and programming space. The deeply corrugated galvanized steel spans function as both structure and skin and are capped at each end with brightly colored, reflective aluminum panels. Radiating out from a central gravel courtyard, the carriage houses are sited to frame outdoor programming space and maintain a visual connection to the surrounding forest landscape.

Design Team

Rice+Lipka Architects
Lyn Rice, Principal; Astrid Lipka, Principal; Benjamin Cadena, Associate; Ivan Chabra, Project Manager

Robert Silman Associates
Pat Arnett, Associate; Shinjinee Pathak, Engineer

Buro Happold
Mark Malekshahi, Associate Principal; Daniel Bersohn, Senior Engineer

Wohl & O'Mara
Kevin Whorton, Engineer

Richard Shaver Architectural Lighting
Richard Shaver, Principal

Department of Design and Construction
David J. Burney FAIA, Commissioner; David A. Resnick AIA, Deputy Commissioner; Frank D'Arpino, Associate Commissioner; Eric Boorstyn AIA LEED AP, Associate Commissioner; Mike Nastasi, Assistant Commissioner; Faith Rose RA, Senior Design Liaison & Design Commission Liaison; Ron Tagliagambe RA, Director of Architecture; Gus Kritharis, Program Director; Jeremy Lockard, Deputy Program Director; Noah Kaufman, Project Manager; Pieter Kramer, A+E Team Leader

Department of Cultural Affairs
Kate D. Levin, Commissioner; Margaret Morton, Deputy Commissioner; Andrew Burmeister, Assistant Commissioner for Capital Projects; Betsy McClelland, Associate Director & Capital Project Manager; David Bryant, Capital Project Manager & Design Commission Liaison

Staten Island Historical Society
Ed Wiseman, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer; Maxine Friedman, Chief Curator; Tom Calandra, Director of Facilities; Caryn Hemsworth, Chair of Buildings and Grounds