Riverside Health Center awarded LEED Gold

Riverside Health Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification, exceeding the New York City Department of Design And Construction’s goal to achieve a Silver LEED certification. The project exceeds the requirements of Local Law 86 and is part of the NYC Department of Design and Construction Design Excellence Program.

Atelier Ten worked closely with 1100 Architect and the rest of the design team on this extensive renovation of the interior spaces of the Department of Health. The renovation includes a rooftop garden, complete façade refurbishment, and upgrade of the landscaping.

The upgrade of the lighting system was also a key component of the overall environmental strategy. Atelier Ten designed a lighting scheme with high-efficacy, long-life light sources paired with high efficiency luminaires, which greatly contribute to the overall energy savings and low maintenance cost of the lighting system. To encourage users to take the stairs, upgraded lighting and finishes in the stairwells were carefully designed to make a typically utilitarian space feel inviting. Careful consideration of light sources provided the high color rendering required for critical food and health demonstrations while maintaining efficiency standards.

Atelier Ten’s team includes Director Nico Kienzl and Associate Bret Mantyk from the New York office, and Director Mark Loeffler and Associate Director Chad Groshart from the New Haven office.