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West End Ironworks

West End Ironworks

  WEST END IRONWORKS -ITHACA, NY West End Ironworks is a new 113,300SF, mixed-use, five-story building with 129 apartments and 4,800SF of ground-level retail. The name for the building is a throwback to the site's use a century ago as the Williams Bros. Ironworks...

126 College Ave

126 College Ave

  126 COLLEGE AVE - ITHACA, NY Taitem provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and structural design services for this 9,200 SF four-story, plus basement apartment building. The HVAC design included air-source heat pumps. Photos provided by DGA...

SMITH OPERA HOUSE

SMITH OPERA HOUSE

SMITH OPERA HOUSE, GENEVA NY Built in 1894, the Smith Opera House continues as one of the oldest operating performing arts theaters in the United States. The building is primarily composed of a 1,400-seat theater. There are supporting areas that include the lobby,...

ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNCIL OF TC

ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNCIL OF TC

ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNCIL OF TOMPKINS COUNTY - ITHACA, NY This building was converted to an open access detox center with a treatment capacity of 40 patients. Taitem performed an energy audit under NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program to analyze the building’s energy...

BARTON LAB – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

BARTON LAB – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

GENEVA BARTON LAB - CORNELL UNIVERSITY Plant pathologists and entomologists at Cornell University’s Barton Laboratory in Geneva, NY spend their days researching how insects positively or negatively affect plants, how to identify and treat plant diseases and ways to...

ARTHAUS

ARTHAUS

ITHACA ARTHAUS - ITHACA, NY Ithaca Arthaus is a new, 100,000 SF, supported housing project with four stories of apartments above a community room, art gallery, offices, and parking area. The project, which received funding support from New York State Homes and...

CFCU COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

CFCU COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

CFCU COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION - WATERLOO, NY This bulding is the first branch location for the CFCU Credit Union in Seneca County and offers services using the latest in banking technologies, foregoing teller lines and focusing on efficient and effective member...

210 LINDEN AVE

210 LINDEN AVE

210 LINDEN AVE - ITHACA, NY Taitem provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design services for this 5 story apartment building at the corner of College Avenue and Bool Street, in the Collegetown district of Ithaca, NY. The building will be used...

400 STEWART AVE

400 STEWART AVE

400 STEWART AVE - ITHACA, NY Taitem provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural design services for the mixed-use, 3-story building at 400-404 Stewart Ave and for the renovation of 406 Stewart Ave, the neighboring multi-family building. The mechanical...

GREENSTAR COOPERATIVE MARKET

GREENSTAR COOPERATIVE MARKET

GREENSTAR COOPERATIVE MARKET - ITHACA, NY GreenStar's West End project at 770 Cascadilla Street broke ground in mid-November 2018. This new location will be a one-stop shop with a sustainable, organic grocery including a deli, bakery, beer and hard cider, and bulk...

IVY RIDGE TOWNHOMES

IVY RIDGE TOWNHOMES

IVY RIDGE TOWNHOMES - ITHACA, NY Ivy Ridge Townhomes are located at 802 Dryden Road and neighbor the Cornell Botanical Gardens. The new 50,000 SF housing development features 42 units on its 3-acre site. The apartments are a mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom units totaling...

KENDAL AT ITHACA

KENDAL AT ITHACA

KENDAL AT ITHACA Kendal retirement communities are Quaker-affiliated not-for-profit continuum-of-care facilities which aim to transform the experience of aging. Kendal at Ithaca is located in the Cayuga Heights neighborhood and consists of 47 buildings. The largest is...

SCIENCENTER MUSEUM

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...

ARGOS INN

ARGOS INN

ARGOS INN - ITHACA, NY The historic 8,000 SF McCormick-Cowdry Mansion, circa 1831, was converted into an inn with 10 guest rooms, a lounge and other public spaces on the ground floor. The historic renovation showcases the building’s restored wood, stone, plaster,...

ECOVILLAGE TREE

ECOVILLAGE TREE

ECOVILLAGE SUSTAINABLE LIVING CENTER - ITHACA, NY EcoVillage at Ithaca is an innovative co-housing community that emphasizes environmental stewardship, cooperation, and sustainability. TREE is the third residential neighborhood at EcoVillage and consists of 40...

SEWARD HOUSE – AUBURN, NY

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...

HOLT ARCHITECTS OFFICE BUILDING

HOLT ARCHITECTS OFFICE BUILDING

HOLT ARCHITECTS OFFICE BUILDING - ITHACA, NY HOLT Architect’s home office and studio space in Ithaca, NY had become outdated and was no longer able to fully support the technical or collaborative needs of HOLT's employees and their practice. HOLT purchased an older...

LAMPHEAR COURT TOWNHOUSES

LAMPHEAR COURT TOWNHOUSES

NRP LAMPHEAR COURT TOWNHOUSES The goal for NRP Lamphear Townhomes was to re-develop an existing site located at 101 Lamphear Court in Corning. The site had 23 single-story, wood framed townhouses and 10 two-story wood framed townhouses. These structures were...

TOMPKINS CORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

TOMPKINS CORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

TOMPKINS CORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE For this project, Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation, Inc. sought to renovate and convert a 13,500 SF office space into office and classroom space for a satellite location for the college. The project also involved...

TEFFT HALL – ALFRED UNIVERSITY

TEFFT HALL – ALFRED UNIVERSITY

TEFFT HALL - ALFRED UNIVERSITY Tefft Hall is a 4-story building that was constructed in 1962 and is used primarily as a residence hall. This project called for the replacement of the original boiler with a high efficiency condensing boiler, design for an alternate to...

TEAGLE HALL – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

TEAGLE HALL – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

TEAGLE HALL - CORNELL UNIVERSITY Teagle Hall was constructed in 1951 and is currently occupied by the Student & Academic Services Division’s Department of Athletics & Physical Education. Teagle Hall houses the administrative offices of the Department of Athletics &...

BOWERS GREENHOUSE – SUNY CORTLAND

BOWERS GREENHOUSE – SUNY CORTLAND

BOWERS GREENHOUSE - SUNY CORTLAND Two greenhouses associated with the science facility at Bowers Hall were no longer serving the capacity and functional needs of the State University of NY College at Cortland. This project eliminated both existing greenhouses and...

BARTELS HALL – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

BARTELS HALL – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

BARTELS HALL - CORNELL UNIVERSITY This upgrade to Bartels Hall locker room facilities, including the existing restrooms, is intended to support organizational productivity and create a more motivational team atmosphere. The architect, with support from Taitem’s design...

MORRILL HALL – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

MORRILL HALL – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

MORRILL HALL - CORNELL UNIVERSITY Morrill Hall, designed in the Second Empire style and completed in 1868, was the first building constructed on the Cornell University campus. The building retains its original roof configuration and material, including the original...

CASEY CENTER – TC ACTION

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...

BANK TOWER

BANK TOWER

CFCU COMMONS BRANCH - ITHACA, NY The Bank Tower is a seven-story building located at 202 The Commons in Ithaca. The building dates from 1932, with two two-story additions constructed in the mid-1960s. Floors 1 and 2 are the new headquarters for CFCU Community Credit...

FRANZISKA RACKER CENTER

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,...

STATE THEATRE

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...

HANGAR THEATRE

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...

CORNELL CHILDCARE CENTER

CORNELL CHILDCARE CENTER

CHILDCARE CENTER - CORNELL UNIVERSITY The Cornell Childcare Center is licensed to provide care to 180 children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years. This single facility helps meet the university's childcare needs and increases child care options for Cornell faculty, staff, and...

BAKER INSTITUTE – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

BAKER INSTITUTE – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

BAKER INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH - CORNELL UNIVERSITY Baker Institute for Animal Health carries out cutting-edge research in animal health to improve the lives of both humans and animals alike. Baker’s faculty and research staff occupy the administrative offices...

MAGUIRE FAMILY OF DEALERSHIPS

MAGUIRE FAMILY OF DEALERSHIPS

MAGUIRE FAMILY OF DEALERSHIPS - CENTRAL NY Maguire Family of Dealerships offers 19 different car brands at 13 separate dealership locations in Central New York. Taitem has provided engineering services for renovations and new construction at many of these locations...

TIOGA/BRADFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY

TIOGA/BRADFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY

TIOGA AND BRADFORD COUNTIES HOUSING AUTHORITY The Tioga/Bradford County Housing Authority and Tioga County Redevelopment Authority (TBHRA) is a joint agency that encompasses the Tioga County Housing Authority, the Bradford County Housing Authority and the Tioga County...

CITY OF ITHACA

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...

SIBLEY HALL – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

SIBLEY HALL – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

SIBLEY HALL Hiram Sibley Hall has been the headquarters for the College of Architecture, Art,and Planning since 1959. It currently houses the Fine Arts Library, architecture studios, the Green Dragon Cafe, classrooms, offices, and the Hartell Gallery. The Departments...

STEUBEN ARC

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...

MAGNOLIA HOUSE

MAGNOLIA HOUSE

MAGNOLIA HOUSE - ITHACA, NY The Magnolia House project included the deconstruction of two existing structures that were cleared from the site for the new construction of a four-story masonry building with 14 units of permanent, subsidized, rental housing for homeless...

GRIFFIN BUILDING/SIMEON’S RESTAURANT

GRIFFIN BUILDING/SIMEON’S RESTAURANT

GRIFFIN BUILDING & SIMEON'S RESTAURANT The Italianate style building housed a soda and candy shop starting in the 1920s, then was home to a men's clothing store for 40 years. In 1975 the bar called Simeon's opened and became a full-service restaurant in 1986....

THE LUX 232 DRYDEN ROAD

THE LUX 232 DRYDEN ROAD

THE LUX - 232 DRYDEN ROAD The Lux is located in the heart of Collegetown and caters to Cornell University's student population. The two apartment buildings total 85,000 SF and provide 191 beds. Both of the apartment buildings are four stories and are used primarily...

BAPTIST MANOR

BAPTIST MANOR

BAPTIST MANOR - BUFFALO, NY Baptist Manor is a 15-story, 126 unit multifamily complex for low-income senior citizens. Located in a historic district of Buffalo, it was important to the faith-based, non-profit owner to maintain the property as affordable housing well...

PLANTATIONS BLDG/MIA’S RESTAURANT

PLANTATIONS BLDG/MIA’S RESTAURANT

PLANTATIONS BUILDING - MIA RESTAURANT The Ithaca Commons is a four-block pedestrian shopping area with over 100 unique shops, restaurants, street vendors & street entertainers in the heart of downtown Ithaca. This project included the rehabilitation of the former...

323 TAUGHANNOCK BLVD.

323 TAUGHANNOCK BLVD.

323 TAUGHANNOCK BLVD. - ITHACA, NY One of the first residential projects on the Cayuga Lake inlet, this townhome style project will total 20,174 SF and contain 16 units. The first floor will consist of 8 studio type apartments that can also be used as commercial...

LIME HOLLOW EDUCATION CENTER

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...

EARLVILLE OPERA HOUSE

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...

SCHWARTZ ARTS CENTER – CORNELL

SCHWARTZ ARTS CENTER – CORNELL

SCHWARTZ PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, CORNELL UNIVERSITY Taitem helped bring the newly designed facade at the Schwartz Performing Arts Center to life in Cornell University's nighttime skyline. Our design engineers provided electrical design for the exterior lighting....

118 COLLEGE AVENUE

118 COLLEGE AVENUE

118 COLLEGE AVENUE This 5-unit, 28-bedroom building is located in Collegetown and provides student-focused housing. The project comes with five new trees, lush landscaping for its small lot, an outdoor bike rack, screened trash area, and bike storage and mechanical...

ITHAKA TERRACES

ITHAKA TERRACES

ITHAKA TERRACES - ITHACA, NY The twelve new homes that make up Ithaka Terraces are inspired by the traditional architecture of the Greek island of Ithaka half a world away. This all-electric net zero energy condominium complex is just 3 blocks from the Ithaca Commons...

TELLURIDE HOUSE – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

TELLURIDE HOUSE – CORNELL UNIVERSITY

TELLURIDE HOUSE - CORNELL UNIVERSITY Taitem has been supporting the planning team at the Telluride House for many years. In 2004, Taitem provided structural design for the concrete restoration of the retaining wall and rehabilitation of the exterior south portico at...

STUDENT AGENCIES

STUDENT AGENCIES

409 COLLEGE AVENUE, STUDENT AGENCIES - eHUB Student Agencies, eHub project was the creation of a dynamic new space for the offices of Student Agencies, Inc., their affiliated not‐for‐profit, and their student-run companies. The space hosts the "eHub," a Cornell...

SOUTHWORTH LIBRARY

SOUTHWORTH LIBRARY

SOUTHWORTH LIBRARY, DRYDEN, NY In 2009 the historic Southworth Library auctioned off an original handwritten manuscript of Abraham Lincoln's 1864 reelection address. The Lincoln Center addition was financed using a portion of the $3 million netted from the sale. The...

PURITY ICE CREAM

PURITY ICE CREAM

PURITY ICE CREAM BUILDING Purity Ice Cream, an original Ithaca company that is widely considered a Finger Lakes icon, was founded in 1936. In 1998, Bruce and Heather Lane bought Purity with an eye towards revitalizing it. In 2014 they decided to renovate and expand...

ELMIRA SAVINGS BANK

ELMIRA SAVINGS BANK

ELMIRA SAVINGS BANK - ITHACA, NY Taitem provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design and construction phase services for the renovation and expansion of an existing two-story building located at 602 West State Street in Ithaca, NY. The...

AMICI HOUSE

AMICI HOUSE

AMICI HOUSE and CHILDCARE CENTER - ITHACA, NY Tompkins Community Action's Amici House is a five-story new construction multifamily building providing supportive housing for formerly homeless young adults and children. In addition, it includes first-floor office space,...