Category Archives: COMMUNITY

SCIENCENTER MUSEUM

SCIENCENTER MUSEUM – ITHACA, NY The Sciencenter Museum is a non-profit hands-on science museum that grew out of a volunteer-run science program at a local elementary school. Founded in 1983, the Sciencenter operated from storefronts for nearly a decade and has since expanded to a 32,000 SF interactive museum space. During the decade from 1992-2002, […]

SEWARD HOUSE – AUBURN, NY

SEWARD HOUSE – AUBURN, NY In 1951 William Henry Seward III bequeathed the family home in Auburn, NY to the Fred L. Emerson Foundation to serve as living memorial to his famous father and grandfather. After a few years of careful preparation, the Seward House opened to the public in 1955, was designated a National […]

CASEY CENTER – TC ACTION

CASEY CENTER – GROTON, NY This project for Tompkins Community Action included a 3,900 SF renovation and a 6,300 SF addition to the existing facility. Added to the facility were three new classrooms, a spacious lobby and a rural outreach center with a commercial kitchen so that the facility could double as a community building […]

FRANZISKA RACKER CENTER

FRANZISKA RACKER CENTER – ITHACA, NY For 70 years, the Racker Center has provided strength-based support for individuals with disabilities and their families in Tompkins, Cortland and Tioga counties. Racker offers programs and services to more than 3,500 people, helping them to build lasting connections and lead fulfilling lives. Taitem performed a conceptual study including […]

STATE THEATRE

STATE THEATRE, ITHACA, NY With just over 1,600 seats, the state theatre hosts of 75 events annually including theatre productions, concerts, dance, readings, community performances and more. Over 50,000 people attend events at the theatre each season. Taitem conducted a mechanical feasibility study for the addition of cooling to the historic State Theatre in downtown […]

HANGAR THEATRE

HANGAR THEATRE – ITHACA, NY The Hangar Theatre opened in 1975 in a renovated municipal airport hangar. The conversion of the airport hangar was made possible by the support of the Ithaca Repertory Theatre, Cornell University, Ithaca College, the City of Ithaca, and a grant from Nelson Rockefeller. For more than 40 years, the Hangar […]

CITY OF ITHACA

CITY GOVERNMENT FACILITIES – ITHACA, NY Taitem Engineering provided engineering services for two groups of projects at five buildings which house City of Ithaca government operations. Three backup generator systems were designed for City Hall, an 18,000 SF building in the heart of downtown; for Fire Station 6, a 9,600 SF building overlooking the Cayuga […]

STEUBEN ARC

ARC OF STEUBEN, BATH, NY Arc of Steuben is a not-for-profit organization committed to working supporting people with disabilities and their families. Taitem provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural design services for this new office building that was awarded LEED Silver Certification. LOCATION Bath, NY YEAR 2007 SQUARE FOOTAGE 18,000 SF

LIME HOLLOW EDUCATION CENTER

LIME HOLLOW EDUCATION CENTER – CORTLAND, NY Lime Hollow Nature Center boasts 30,000 visitors a year and more than 430 acres of protected open space. The 5,000 SF net-zero education building was designed to maximize human interaction with nature with a minimal impact on Lime Hollow’s unique ecosystems. The Nature Center offers over 12 miles […]

EARLVILLE OPERA HOUSE

EARLVILLE OPERA HOUSE The Earlville Opera House was founded in 1970 as a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community service organization promoting the arts in a rural region of central New York. The renovation focused on preserving and restoring the architectural and historic integrity of the 1892 Earlville Opera House. Taitem provided the mechanical design for replacement of […]