Schimenti is proud to receive the 2023 ENR New York Award of Merit for Renovation/Restoration for our Hall des Lumières project. This endeavor transformed the historic Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, a NYC Landmark Building, into a 40,000-square-foot public art center. Built between 1909-1912, the Beaux-Arts designed building features an innovative H-shaped layout for maximum natural light, offering an immersive creative experience for visitors.
Our restoration work encompassed interior marble, columns, original bank tellers, stained glass windows, and sculptures. We seamlessly integrated modern technology, collaborated with various teams, and navigated complex permitting processes to ensure compliance with regulations. Safety remained paramount, evidenced by a robust confined space plan and comprehensive hazard training.
As recipients of this prestigious award, we sincerely thank the Schimenti project team, our exceptional project partners, and Hall des Lumière’s. Chosen by ENR judges, the 2023 Regional Best Projects included 27 winners in New York and New Jersey across different categories. Evaluation criteria encompassed tackling challenges, ensuring safety, maintaining construction/design quality, and contributing to the industry and community. We appreciate ENR New York’s recognition and congratulate all fellow winners.