New York Genome Center

New York, NY

General Contractor: Hunter Roberts Construction Group
Architects:  Elkus Manfredi Architects
Engineers:  JB&B Consulting Engineers

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) created its state-of-the-art hub between SoHo, Tribeca, and Hudson Square. The early team of NYGC found the perfect space to attract new and bright talent. The early team of the project included Brian Aronne, the senior vice president of Hunter Roberts Construction Group, Christopher Horch, associate partner of JB&B Consulting Engineers, Elkus Manfredi Architects as the lead architecture firm and Thornton Tomasetti as the structural engineer.

Amongst the team’s dream to create a new breath of life in an old building came the decision to add a rooftop garden. The implementation of this garden was due in large part to Sponzillli Landscape Group, with lead landscapers Viridian Landscape Studio and Roofmeadow. Embracing the wonderful space given and acknowledging the roof’s unique microclimate, a well thought out garden creates the perfect space to view the Empire State Building.

Working as a team, Viridian, Roofmeadow, and Sponzilli created not only a place to meet but a “creative heart” for the NYGC team. Completed in only 6 months, the team worked closely to meet the hectic, fast-paced timeline of the building.