Credit: Fred Charles

Prince George Hotel & Ballroom Renovation

BBB has played a multi-faceted role in the award-winning restoration of New York’s historic Prince George Hotel and its conversion into an affordable housing facility.

Built in 1904, the Prince George was once one of New York City’s premier hotels. After many years of neglect, the Common Ground organization sought to develop the hotel as affordable housing and selected BBB to take part in the project from its inception, beginning with a feasibility study, a complete restoration of the historic exterior façades, and a conversion of the interior. The building, now on the National Register of Historic Places as a result of the rehabilitation, provides 416 apartment units and varied support and common spaces including a dining room, activity rooms, a medical clinic, offices and commercial space. BBB subsequently led a second, design-build phase of work involving the restoration of the building’s lavish, neo-renaissance ballroom. Students from the Parsons School of Design Workshop were also involved in the project, helping to design and construct the entry lobby with members of the BBB team as mentors. Under BBB’s supervision, the students were trained both on the essentials of the design process and on the realities of construction.

 

Client

Common Ground Community, H.D.F.C. Inc.

Location

New York, NY

Size

215,000 SF (restoration); 7,000 SF (Ballroom design-build)

Completed

1999 (restoration); 2005 (Ballroom design-build)

Construction Cost

$24 million (restoration); $1.7 million (Ballroom design-build)

People

AIA
Partner, Director of Construction Administration
AIA
Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Associate Partner
PE, Associate AIA
Senior Associate