Riverview Apartments at Corinth

Riverview Apartments at Corinth is a new affordable housing community brought to the area by RISE Housing and Support Services and Hudson River Community Credit Union. We are currently constructing the 3-story tall, approximately 61,900 SF building, which will house 30 supportive housing apartments, 15 senior housing apartments, and 15 community apartments.

New geothermal technology is being initiated on-site to heat and cool the building. Environmentally conscious and cost-effective, the geothermal system uses the earth for heat and thermal storage. Underground piping has been embedded beneath the parking lot, creating a loop that circulates fluid that absorbs or deposits heat. Since the earth’s ground temperature remains consistent throughout the year, when it’s colder outside than it is in the ground, a geothermal heat pump extracts heat, concentrates it, and transfers it back into the building. When it’s warmer outside, the heat pump extracts heat from the building, which dissipates in the ground. These pipes are connected to ductwork that carries the warmed or cooled air throughout the building.

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Universal Preservation Hall

Located in an 1871 High Victorian Gothic church, we renovated Universal Preservation Hall into a state of the art performance venue operated by Proctors Collaborative. Interior renovations included reconfiguring the seating in the Great Hall, new finishes, restoring existing interior historic fabric, providing new kitchen, bathrooms, offices, and dressing room spaces, new electrical systems, plumbing and HVAC by B&B Plumbing and Heating, and construction of an elevator tower and entry addition. On the exterior, renovations included restoration work to the masonry, existing wood trim elements, wood windows, and doors, installation of new copper trim, uplighting, and radiant heated sidewalks by B&B Plumbing and Heating, and construction of new entry stairs at the East and West Towers. All steel rails and attic truss reinforcements were crafted and installed by Bonacio Steel.

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Rood & Riddle Barn Expansion

Since we constructed Roof & Riddle’s Equine Hospital in 2016, we were more than happy to build a new 2,250 SF, 8-stall barn for its growing practice. Comprised of wood trusses, concrete masonry units, and structural steel beams provided by Bonacio Steel, this new barn is an expansion of the existing barn with a breezeway connecting the two. The barn’s exterior matches the property’s existing buildings with board and batten siding and split-face concrete masonry units. Frost Hurff Architects designed the barn expansion, and The LA Group created the site. 

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Stonequist Apartments

Originally built in 1970, the Stonequist Apartments consists of 176 affordable housing units in a 10-story high-rise building located off West Circular Street in downtown Saratoga Springs. We are currently undertaking the building’s RAD conversion and renovation, designed by 3tarchitects – an SWBR Company. Norstar Development USA L.P. developed this project in conjunction with the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority.

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Walt & Whitman Brewing’s Beer Hall

Using a phased approach, we renovated Walt & Whitman Brewing in the former Saratogian building. First was the restaurant and Whitman Taproom on the ground floor and the Walt Café on the second level. The Whitman Beer Hall was planned to be the second phase, but due to the pandemic was pushed back in favor of creating a patio for outdoor dining. Instead, the beer hall became the third and final phase, marking the end of a 3-year renovation process.

Located on the second floor next to the Walt Café, the 3,178 SF space is now a 10-beer brew hall with long tables for seating and a full-service bar. The Whitman Beer Hall also has its own kitchen with a walk-in freezer, cooler storage room, and pizza oven, a new stairwell connecting it to the Whitman Taproom below, storage for the brewery’s product distribution, and a new front landing for its own entrance on the corner of Lake Ave. and Maple Ave.

Maintaining the building’s history and charm was important for the design of the space. The beer hall retains the rest of the building’s industrial aesthetic with wood and metal elements featured throughout, including the large wooden beams that are original to the building, exposed ductwork, and the metal staircase crafted by Bonacio Steel.

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The Children’s Museum at Saratoga

The Children's Museum of Saratoga

When the Children’s Museum at Saratoga outgrew its original location on Caroline Street, it made a move into two floors of the Lincoln Baths in the Saratoga Spa State Park. It now occupies space that was once three original bathing wings of the historic property, making it the first major public-facing operation in the Lincoln Bathhouse since the 1990s. We demoed both floors and framed the lower level to create a new entry with a custom-made round reception desk, two activity rooms, office space, and new bathrooms. The first floor’s hallway also features linoleum flooring in various colors outlining the area once taken up by the baths. A newly installed elevator brings guests to the second floor, where we fit up the space to accommodate rebuilt and refurbished exhibits and new hands-on STEM exhibits by Peter Hyde Design. Among the exhibits is a firehouse with an interactive screen for visitors to extinguish a virtual fire, a farm where children can pick vegetables, and our favorite, a treehouse (which we just so happened to donate), where children can learn about different animals. Universal accessibility was top of mind in the design, best showcased by a calming room tucked away from the other exhibits that provides a quiet sensory space for children to decompress. Bonacio Steel also added structural steel to the second floor to support the new HVAC units on the roof.

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New Restaurant Construction in Rome NY

Crust Kitchen & Bar

The first tenant to Air City Lofts is Crust Kitchen & Bar, opening soon in the Copper City. We’re fitting Crust up with a space big enough to accommodate a busy eatery that serves hand-crafted soups, salads, and sandwiches along with a full-service bourbon bar. The bar itself features subway tile on the front, a custom wood bar top, and a faux brick wall behind. Surrounding the bar is the dining area which continues through a hallway to the service area. Polished concrete is found throughout the space except for the kitchen. Epoxy flooring lines the kitchen which is complete with a large prep area and walk-in cooler. The kitchen connects to the service area on one side and the bar on the other side for easy flow through. A mechanical room and 2 bathrooms round out the space.

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SportsEngine by NBC Sports

When SportsEngine by NBC Sports, the home of youth sports, needed to downsize its space in The Lofts at 18 Division Street, Bonacio Construction was called in to make the change. We added a demising wall to turn the double unit it occupied into two separate units. We created a large conference room near the new entrance by combining two smaller offices and then reconfigured the storefront windows. The existing corner conference room was removed to make room for a large open floorplan workspace. We added a tile backsplash in the kitchen under the upper cabinets and removed the bench seating to allow for a dining table instead. We also installed grid ceilings and ceiling tiles throughout the space, new flooring, and painted the walls.

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SRDI is an affordable housing project on East Fenlon St. and Vanderbilt Ave. in Saratoga Springs. These two sites each hold a 2-story apartment building containing 12 units. In the East Fenlon St. building, 1–2-bedroom units are found on each of its floors with the entire first floor dedicated to ADA accessible apartments. The Vanderbilt Ave. building has 1–3-bedroom units available on both of its floors. These buildings are stick framed with slab-on-grade and have asphalt shingles over pitched truss roofs, vinyl windows, and a cultured stone water table. This project was brought to Saratoga Springs by the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority, Miller Rosentel Associates, Inc, and The LA Group.

For information on renting a unit, click here to visit SSHA’s website.

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Saratoga Hospital Medical Offices – Wilton Mall

Saratoga Hospital has expanded its campus out to the Wilton Mall by fitting up the former Sears space. This approximately 57,122 square foot outpatient center features wound care and surgical podiatry practices, administrative offices, a waiting room, nurses’ stations, conference rooms, medical record storage, a staff lounge, and staff locker rooms. A clean, modern aesthetic flows throughout both patient and employee spaces with sleek millwork and casework emulating wooden details, indirect lighting, and a warm, neutral color palette. On the exterior, we revitalized the façade, added landscaping and a new canopy entrance. We worked with Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. and John Primeau of The Architectural Collaborative on the design of this space.

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