ASBURY PARK - FIRST AVENUE PAVILION

CLIENT
Madison Marquette Realty Service 

LOCATION
Asbury Park, New Jersey


STRUCTURE
Pavilion One is a two-story commercial building situated along the Boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It currently houses seven tenants and is comprised of a combination of construction methods: reinforced concrete, structural clay tile, steel-encased concrete, open-web joists, and concrete masonry units.

CHALLENGE

We were retained in the fall of 2007 to act as Architect of Record and to oversee the construction redevelopment of Pavilion One. New tenant spaces were required as was a new overall design for the building. The installation of new sunshades along the perimeter of the building presented a particular challenge with asymmetry and an inconsistent existing structure.

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
  • Designed a new structural framing system to support the second floor in order to meet code requirements for second floor tenant occupancy. The building was structurally reinforced to increase the live load capacity of the second floor to 100 psf, thus permitting restaurant, nightclub, and mercantile occupancy. We provided construction details for enclosing the open thoroughfare in the center of the building. We also provided details for the stair framing, the elevator tower, the new wall design, and the reinforcing penetrations through roof and floors for utilities.
  • Designed new concrete foundations and steel framing to enclose the open-air portion of the building. We designed concrete footers for an outdoor stair and timber deck and ramp.
  • 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.