STUDIO C ARCHITECTS

50-02 97TH PLACE


Porject Type: Office

Location: Queens, NY

Size: 29,000 SF

Status: In Progress


RAMS Mechanical, Inc. is a HVAC/Mechanical contractor that specialize in complex facilities such as schools and hospitals. Located in a mixed-use neighborhood, RAMS Mechanical sought to demolish its current home base in a repurposed warehouse and reconstruct a new building to accommodate company expansion. The support office programs are lifted above ground to provide for loading and parking, and cladded with glass curtain wall for natural light and views. The mechanical manufacturing program in the cellar level metaphorically anchors the building. In addition, a green roof terrace above the second floor compliments the three-story community facilities. Exposed mega-bracings embrace the building and bring its load to the ground.