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New York State Insurance Fund Headquarters Renovation & Workplace Improvements

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New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF)


New York, New York


$55 Million


Programming & Planning

Project Management


Interior Design

MEP Engineering

Fire Protection Engineering

Structural Engineering

LEED NC Certification

CSA was contracted as the architect and engineers for the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) renovation of their 350,000 SF, 18 story headquarters office building at 199 Church Street, in New York City. The renovation is driven by the implementation of New York Local Law 26/04; which requires the installation of sprinklers in high rise office buildings and code related modifications to fire safety systems be under a five year phased construction plan is with an expected completion by July of 2019. This requirement presented a unique opportunity for the renewal of the existing building originally designed in the 1950’s. Improvements to the facility incorporate NYS Governor’s Executive Order 88 (Sustainable Design), emerging technologies, programmatic needs, life safety matters, and the overall quality of the office environment as part of the new design.

The building will undergo a complete transformation that will not only bring the facility into compliance with current codes and life safety standards, but also achieve programmatic reconfiguration of the existing building’s internal spaces.

The project scope includes modifications to the ceiling for the introduction of sprinkler piping, hangers and supports; converting the existing fire standpipe into a combined standpipe/sprinkler riser; new lighting and remediation to the electrical systems; modifications to the air conditioning and ventilation systems; and selective demolition and new construction to achieve desired programmatic occupancy changes. New finishes and furniture will be incorporated into the design of each floor. CSA Group developed a Phasing Strategy utilizing limited available in-building swing space in order to meet the required construction schedule.

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