THE SHOPS AT ATLAS PARK
QUEENS, NY

DLB Associates provided engineering services for six retail buildings totaling 500,000 sf of retail space surrounding an elliptical outdoor park on a 12.6 acre brownfield site in Queens, NY.

The site-wide infrastructure included:

  • Centralized fire alarm system and command station
  • A fire water loop with fire pumps
  • 10MW electrical service
  • 2,600 tons of cooling


SUBARU DEALERSHIP
AVENEL, NJ

DLB Associates provided the design for a new auto show room and service center.

The service center provided the opportunity for several specialized systems, including:

  • A centralized exhaust capture system.
  • Radiant heating in the service garage to better cope with cold air intrusion through the garage doors.
  • A centralized compressed air system to reduce costs and noise associated with local systems.
  • A supplemental heating system that operates on used motor oil collected from oil changes.


FOGO DE CHAO BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
PHILADELPHIA, PA

DLB Associates provided design services for the complete renovation of an existing jewelry store in the historic Widner Building in Center City Philadelphia into a high-end Brazilian steakhouse.

The 11,500 sq.ft. restaurant included a mezzanine for the HVAC equipment. Site restraints did not allow any equipment to be located outside of the building.



STOP & SHOP SUPERMARKETS
PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT

DLB helped Stop & Shop develop and maintain a new prototype design for their 90,000 sq.ft. supermarkets.

The prototype made use of new energy saving technologies such as automatic daylight dimming fluorescent lights in the sales area.

The prototype included optional designs for skylights, drive-thrus in the pharmacy, Dunkin Donuts or Boston Market counters, and photo studios.

Our documents provided each new Stop & Shop supermarket with a high level of consistency while reducing individual stores' design fees.



HOME DEPOT
HOBOKEN, NJ

DLB has completed more than 60 Home Depot stores. The store located in Hoboken, NJ, directly outside of the Holland Tunnel posed special challenges.

The location was ideal for the New York City market, but the highly developed area with severe space restrictions did not allow the typical store design to be implemented. There was also no room for the standard large parking lot at each store.

The parking dilemma was solved by including a parking garage within the store footprint. The retail space was located above the parking garage.



350 PARK AVENUE OFFICE
TENANT FITOUT

This project renovated and expanded 10,000 sq.ft. of office space for the existing tenant, including a new trading floor.

The existing trading floor was left in operation while the new floor was constructed.

The existing floor's cooling system was then repurposed for new perimeter offices.

Limited access for surveys of existing conditions required a design that maximized flexibility during construction.



QUEENS CENTER MALL

Renovation and expansion of an existing shopping center that doubled the size to 1.1 million sq.ft., including a new 24,000 sf food court.

The design requirements included a multi-phase implementation in order to minimize the impact on operations.

It included:

  • 3,600-ton central chiller plant with a 30% increase in efficiency compared to the previous system
  • Web-accessible facility management system
  • Individually metered heating hot water, chilled water, domestic water, and power