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Plant Studies Center/Library and Herbarium
 

Client: The New York Botanical Garden

Project: Plant Studies Center/Library and Herbarium

Location: Bronx, New York

Services Performed: Project Management

Architects: Polshek Partnership

Year of Completion: 1999

Budget: Available upon request.

Project Size and Special Interest Areas: 74,000 s.f.

  • Site work 4 Acres
  • Library 23,000 s.f.
  • Herbarium 42,000 s.f.
  • Administrative Spaces 4,000 s.f.
  • Mechanical Plants 5,000 s.f.

Special Design Features/Comments: This project entailed the design and construction of a state of the art collections building to house the Botanical Garden’s world-renowned botanical science collections, both books and the Western Hemisphere’s largest herbarium. Highly sensitive environmental control is vital to the collections’ ongoing preservation. The project was built while the existing adjoining buildings were fully operational and occupied and while the Garden continued to function normally on a daily basis. The project required phasing to allow for the move of the collections.

Main liaison on behalf of the Owner between the design and construction teams. We had overall responsibility for the management of the time, cost, quality and administration aspects of the project. The project was carried out using a public/private initiative.

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