Industry: Federal

FDA Lenexa Laboratory

Project Overview: NKB provided Third-Party Design Period Peer Review and Construction Period Quality Assurance for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Lenexa Laboratory project, as designed by AE of Record HKS Architects. Enlisted as a Subject Matter Expert for the FDA, NKB’s deep knowledge of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Design Requirements Manual (DRM) […]

Written by on February 15, 2021

Office Tower Interior Renovation

Project Overview: This office renovation is of a 2,500 SF space within an office tower in Albany, NY. The tenant was relocating from another space as part of a federal mandate to consoldate space and increase energy efficiency. After conducting an extensive existing space survey that revealed required elements not originally laid out in the […]

Written by on July 20, 2020

Robert McEwen Custom House Border Patrol Renovations

Project Overview: As the oldest building on the National Historic Register accommodating current immigration protocol, Customs and Border Protection needed to upgrade the Border Patrol Station to comply with current Homeland Security and law enforcement / judicial requirements for this upgrade and renovation. A two-phased implementation allowed for a pre-design study and renovations including: wings […]

Written by on July 20, 2020

Veterans Affairs San Juan Parking Structure

Project Overview: The Veterans Administration’s San Juan Medical Center congested urban center campus desperately needed upgrades to accommodate the increased parking requirements of staff, visitors, and clients. The $50M renovation, multi-phased project provided 1,425 vehicle parking areas within the structure, and an additional 132 parking spaces in the adjacent surface lot area. Additional enhancements to […]

Written by on April 20, 2020

Hanley Facade Restoration

Project Overview: Extensive cracking and spalling of the exterior concrete at the Hanley Federal Building required a comprehensive visual survey in order to determine the condition and integrity of both the precast concrete panels and the cast-in-place structural elements of the facade.  A subsequent effort had us look into the issues surrounding the ice formation […]

Written by on April 19, 2020

Tower Assessments & Helipad Designs

Project Overview: This project began with performing structural and conditions assessments of 16 towers and their associated assets such as shelters and power systems to determine the need for corrective repair and/or replacement. On-site condition inspections in remote locations required an immense amount of coordination. Some sites were only accessible by helicopter or all-terrain vehicles, […]

Written by on April 20, 2020

Social Security Administration Barrier Walls

Project Overview: Modernization of two Social Security Administration (SSA) offices in Upstate NY helped the establish and better assist its clients.  The project scopes for the renovations included complete design services including demolition, hazardous materials abatement, implementation of a design intent package, life safety and code review, installation of barrier walls with private interviewing windows, […]

Written by on May 7, 2020

Hanley Federal Building Lobby Security Upgrades

Project Overview: Providing present day security screening requirements within the limits of a fifty-year old lobby space presented significant challenges for this project effort.  The scope of this project included the redesign and upgrade of the James M. Hanley Federal Building’s aging lobby, and modernized the common entrance space for visitors and employees; improving visitor […]

Written by on July 20, 2020

Jackson Courthouse Bankruptcy Court Renovations

Project Overview: The U.S. Bankruptcy Court was in need of re-organizing its existing space to account for changes in its workflow and processing of the existing caseload and client interface.  The renovations on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th floors of the Robert H. Jackson Courthouse, Buffalo, NY were designed to promote a collaborative work […]

Written by on July 20, 2020

U.S. District Court Office Buildout

Project Overview: Two portions of the second floor of the Binghamton Federal Building were in need of renovations to better suit the needs of the U.S. District Court. In the 1,487 SF northwest section of the renovation, Judge’s Chambers, office space, break and conference rooms, and secure greeting spaces were created to accommodate the clerk […]

Written by on May 8, 2020