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Whether new construction or retrofit, your RELIGIOUS facility is rich with history. OLA’s engineers help maintain integrity and enhance congregation experience by allowing ornamental details to shine while providing a comfortable environment.

The Church of St. Francis Xavier

New York, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering

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PROJECT FEATURES

$6M historic church restoration.

ARCHITECT

Thomas A. Fenniman Architect

Historic restoration and renovation of this elaborately-designed neo-Baroque style structure. OLA’s design concealed all mechanical equipment to provide acoustic and visual buffers. MEP systems included new HVAC systems integrated into unseen areas of the structure, light fixture restorations, new electric service, new fire alarm system and new electric distribution systems.

Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester

Chappaqua, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

Partial renovation & 20,000SF addition.

ARCHITECT

Alexander Gorlin Architect

Temple Beth El underwent a partial renovation of its existing 20,600SF building as well as an addition of approximately the same size. The new addition includes part of the first floor and the full second floor, plus a connector constructed to join the new and existing portions. OLA designed the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems for the new and renovated spaces.

Edward Cardinal Egan Pavilion

Bronx, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

New 41,000SF home for retired priests.

ARCHITECT

Sullivan Architecture

Built as a home for retired priests, the new Edward Cardinal Egan Pavilion is a 45,000SF addition consisting of four levels with suites. As part of the addition, OLA designed central plant upgrades to serve both current and future expansion goals, including north and south boiler and domestic hot water plants, new cooling towers, and associated piping.

Shames Jewish Community Center

Tarrytown, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

New 14,000SF fitness & wellness center.

ARCHITECT

Peter Gisolfi Associates

A former GM automotive training facility is now a 14,000SF, state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center replete with an aquatic center featuring a 5-lane indoor swimming pool and separate teaching pool; dedicated spaces for children and teenagers, including a daycare center; a full-court gymnasium; and a variety of studios and classrooms.

East 83rd Street Jesuit Residence

New York, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

27,000SF renovation to Jesuit residential space.

ARCHITECT

Beyer Blinder Belle

Residential space belonging to the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus underwent significant renovations to floors 2-6. A new domestic water service was brought in to allow for separation of service with a neighboring school. A new fire water service was brought into the building and a wet pipe fire sprinkler system was installed throughout the renovated area. All HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems were upgraded.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Somers, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

New 35,000SF sanctuary building.

ARCHITECT

DCAK-MSA Architecture

Construction of a new 35,000SF church, including an 800-seat sanctuary, social hall with a multi-purpose room, and a rectory with parish offices and living space. Engineering design included a fire sprinkler system fed by well water with a storage tank and fire pump, packaged rooftop VAV HVAC units for public spaces, and DX split systems and condensing boiler serving finned tube radiation for the rectory.

St. Joseph’s Seminary & College

Yonkers, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Commissioning

PROJECT FEATURES

Renovations to the 290,000+SF seminary.

ARCHITECT

Zubatkin Owner Representation

Subsequent to a study being performed, a renovation of the Main Building was approved, including upgrades to existing sprinkler, HVAC, plumbing, power, lighting, and fire alarm systems. Other work included a new campus wide direct digital building automation system, new sprinkler and standpipe system, and integrated fire alarm system throughout the building.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Bronx, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

New AC system for the historic church.

ARCHITECT

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First-time installation of an air-conditioning system for the 700-seat, highly ornamented church of 1917 vintage, which left the interior architectural detail completely intact while efficiently cooling over 300,000 cubic feet of uninterrupted space. The design conceals a large air handler and distribution ductwork in the basement below the sanctuary.

St. Michael’s Villa

Englewood Cliffs, NJ

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

PROJECT FEATURES

50,000SF renovation & restoration.

ARCHITECT

Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Renovation and restoration of the 50,000SF home for retired sisters, which was seriously damaged by fire. The project included new elevators, enclosed stair towers, and new mechanical and electrical systems as well as a new kitchen and renovated dining room capable of handling up to 60 sit-down dinners. For the chapel itself, a fire sprinkler system was installed and the HVAC system was replaced.

The Center at Maple Grove

Queens, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

MEP Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Commissioning

PROJECT FEATURES

18,000SF multi-purpose facility.

ARCHITECT

Peter Gisolfi Associates

New multi-purpose facility set amid the pastoral 65-acre backdrop offered by Maple Grove Cemetery, including lobby, family room, meeting room, celebration pavilion, and offices. MEP system features include an open-well geothermal system with three variable-air-volume geothermal heat pump systems and demand controlled ventilation. LEED Gold.

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