50 VARICK STREET

Description

Construction of studio space, restaurant, and several offices had to proceed without disrupting the building’s occupants, including Verizon and the New York Office of Emergency Management.

The scope of work and design changed constantly. Many of the necessary items were custom made, high end, and had unusually long lead times. The client was headquartered overseas, adding exchange rate uncertainty as the project went on.


Challenges

  • Leveraged existing relationships with architect and other team members to expedite operations and move things along with the owner and landlord
  • Implemented financial strategy to track allocation of funds and account for exchange rates
  • Streamlined municipal approval process by using a sister company, Metropolis Group

Strategy

  • Led the design team, construction manager, and client into more efficient, coordinated directions to minimize change order expenses and delays due to the increased scope of work
  • Coordinated operations with government agencies throughout the project’s design, construction, closeout, and occupancy phases
  • Managed efforts to add construction managers and consultants to the approved vendor list to increase the number of potential vendors and the resulting bidding checks and balances

Result

Projects completed within time and budget constraints. Client has engaged Iron Bridge Consulting for additional work, including renovations to the loading dock, lobby, gallery space, rooftop garden, and cinema.

Category:
Residential
Project type:
Build-out
Location:
Manhattan, New York
Dates:
2012 - 2015