Central Assisted Living, a four-story, 12,000-sf luxury senior residence in Far Rockaway, Queens, is nearing completion.
The boutique facility will feature 12 spacious apartments with state-of-the-art interiors, resident lounges, a dining/recreational area, laundry rooms, staff offices, and a large lobby. Units include high quality finishes, well-equipped kitchens, individual PTAC heating and cooling units, and bathrooms with step-in showers.
In addition to Landow and Landow Architects, the build team also included Eastman Cooke as the general contractor. The ground-up project entailed the construction of a steel superstructure, metal joist and Structo-Crest floor framing, and steel-stud exterior framing, all finished with fiber cement lap siding and custom-colored Marvin windows, topped with a gable roof. Eastman Cooke also installed the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and sprinkler systems, and new sewer and water lines.
The project is completing with a parking lot redesign and surrounding landscape.
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New Giants 400 download: Get the complete at-a-glance 2022 Giants 400 rankings in Excel
See how your architecture, engineering, or construction firm stacks up against the nation's AEC Giants. For more than 45 years, the editors of Building Design+Construction have surveyed the largest AEC firms in the U.S./Canada to create the annual Giants 400 report. This year, a record 519 firms participated in the Giants 400 report. The final report includes 137 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories.
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HUD unveils report to help multifamily housing developers overcome barriers to offsite construction
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Editorial call for Multifamily Affordable Housing project case studies - no cost to submit!
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Acoustic design considerations at the building envelope
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