The Penn Club–New York, N.Y.


The project, which took seven years to achieve, earned a New York Preservation Award from the Municipal Art Society.

Project Size: $22,000,000

www.thepennclub.com

Architect: Helpern Architects
Reconstruction of a landmark building for the University of Pennsylvania’s alumni club in New York City.  The project included extremely high finishes throughout the building.  Removed and reconstructed the top three floors of the existing sixteen (16) story building with a staging area of twelve feet by fifty feet.  Winner of the Municipal Arts Society Reconstruction Award and the Associated General Contractor’s Build New York Award.

Reconstructing a N.Y. Landmark

Helpern Architects rescued the long-ago clubhouse at 30 West 44th Street from near-dereliction, enabling it to become a social as well as architectural success. Helpern entirely created the club’s interiors – none of the period woodwork or lighting, for instance, is “original” – and added two stories to the structure for a gym and equipment. The project, which took seven years to achieve, earned a New York Preservation Award from the Municipal Art Society. (excerpt from Helpern Architects)