Avenues invested $60 million in design and construction to convert a Cass Gilbert-designed, landmark building in Chelsea into a state-of-the-art school facility. Internationally-known and experienced architects, interior designers and engineers were brought on to achieve this transformation. C.S. Scott provided essential services in conversion expertise.
The ultimate sustainable building solution in cities is to avoid demolishing usable structures. Renovating an existing building maintains the investment made in the embodied energy of the original structure and this is one of our specialties. We are specialists in conversions that reap many benefits to the environment and avoids the unnecessary demolition, disposable waste and energy necessary to support new construction. Beginning with a good building and using sound building practices epitomizes one of Avenues’ core values: it visually demonstrates the commitment to provide a sustainable future.