ASBURY PARK - FIFTH AVENUE PAVILION

CLIENT

Madison Marquette Realty Service
 
LOCATION
Asbury Park, New Jersey


STRUCTURE
Pavilion Five, formerly the site of a Howard Johnson restaurant, is a partial two-story commercial building situated along the Boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The space is sub-divided to house seven various restaurant and mercantile tenants. It is constructed of reinforced concrete, brick masonry, and concrete masonry units and contains many unique architectural features, such as its pie-crust shaped roof. At the semi-circular north end of the structure, a concrete pedestrian ramp wraps around the building and leads to the upper level. A deteriorated timber bandshell hovers over twenty feet above the mono-sloping roof of the southernmost part of the building. Concrete cantilevered beams extending outwards from the east and west elevations are remnants of the former pedestrian ramp that originally continued down the entire length of the building.


CHALLENGE

We were retained in the fall of 2007 to act as Architect of Record and to oversee the construction redevelopment of Pavilion Five. New tenant spaces were required for restaurant and mercantile occupancy as was a new overall design for the building. The building was structurally upgraded allowing for restaurant and mercantile occupancy. The installation of new sunshades along the perimeter of the building presented a particular challenge with asymmetry and an inconsistent existing structure. A missing section of ramp at the second level required structural attention.

SCOPE OF SERVICE
  • Conduct an initial conditions assessment of the building, including the exterior envelope, façade, structural and mechanical systems, roof, and drainage.
  • Provide recommendations for structural improvements and repairs for the building as a whole.
  • Produce the structural component of construction documents and coordinate those documents with the base-building architects and MEP engineer.
  • Provide construction administration services, including conducting weekly production meetings, preparing meeting minutes, and coordinating work with architects and contractors.
  • Coordinate structural elements, such as sunshades, storefronts, and structural framing.
  • Serve as Architect of Record and providing consultation and guidance to the client.
SOLUTION
  • We designed the steel framing and connections for a new glass and aluminum enclosed vestibule on the second floor level, as well as details for the installation of a new elevator adjacent to this location.
  • The missing, long spanning section of ramp required the design of an 8” reinforced concrete slab; widening and reconstructing the existing, broken piers; and using dowels to reattach the new slab to the piers.
  • New foundations were installed for an outdoor timber deck and ramp, for which we provided reinforcement specifications and timber connection details.
  • Designed attachment details for the building’s new sunshades. This included procedures for accommodating each of the various unique features of the building which helped to facilitate their layout along the facade.