“Every building deserves the maximum amount of artistic exploration with a considered, deliberate approach. We seek to create spaces which impart feelings that you’re a participant in something exceptional, where function leads to calm, awe or inspiration. Our core values strive to convey that quality in every project we touch, from the modest to the extravagant.” ~Fredrick Franko, Director of Design
To design the roofs on two major building expansion projects at Albany Medical Center, one included a long and narrow 9, 500-sf roof on an existing facility.
The new building was slightly higher than an existing adjacent building requiring an extensive flashing/expansion joint assembly, as well as stair to access to the higher level, which housed a large air handling unit. To eliminate roof penetrations from guardrails a surface mounted system was used. There was various other equipment on the roof to contend with. A fully adhered EPDM membrane on tapered insulation was selected. The second project was a two-story vertical expansion involving 28, 000 sf of roof surface on two different elevations, as well as the tie-in to existing adjacent EPDM and built-up roofs. A fully adhered EPDM membrane over sloping roof steel was selected for this roof. The exterior walls were a panelized EIFS system that included a 30-in.-high parapet requiring extensive coordination with the roof installation and flashing details. Other features unique to the project included: emergency egress onto the roof required a fixed ladder to the adjacent roof level, various small exhaust fans, three large air handling units, an equipment access hatch, and partial infill of low windows abutting the roof surface.