The Press Building
The Press Building is an exceptional urban reuse of one of Lancaster’s most notable historic properties. Greenebaum Structures assisted Lancaster Press Partners, composed of Tippetts/Weaver Architects, The Drogaris Companies and Wagman Construction, in the structural condition review of this building prior to design, prepared structural construction documents and assisted in the structural review of renovations.
The vacant, six story, 78-year old former industrial building was converted into 90,000 sq. ft. of luxury 1, 2, and 3 bedroom Apt/Condos with 5,900 sq. ft. of retail space on the first floor now developed into an up-scale restaurant, Armorette. Open living areas feature exposed brick walls and concrete columns from the original Lancaster Press structure along with new exterior balconies suspended from the original concrete framing.
Greenebaum Structures designed numerous custom connections between new steel framing and the existing concrete framing. We also designed roof reinforcement for a new roof top deck and roof-mounted mechanical equipment, two new stair towers and an additional elevator shaft. The new entry lobby required significant modifications to the existing structure including the addition of an ornamental canopy extending from the building which meets architecturally exposed structural steel specifications. The building now serves as a stellar example of urban reuse in the center of a thriving city.
Brunswick Farms Apartments
Community Basics’ latest affordable housing community includes 60 spacious two and three bedroom apartments in five buildings situated on 11 acre abandoned airfield in Manor Township. The complex also features an on-site management office, laundry facility, tot lot and community room for residents.
Partnering with general contractor CH&E and Architectural Concepts, Greenebaum Structures provided structural design for this complex. Precast concrete foundation walls facilitated a winter construction start. Wood bearing walls supporting engineered wood floor and roof trusses frame the top two floors while masonry walls and a steel joist and concrete second-floor framing system provide required fire ratings between adjacent apartments. Construction cost $13.4 million
School Residences, Hershey, PA
Eight homes, each having a floor area of approximately 13,000 square feet, comprised the fourth phase of building for this project. These two-story buildings each have an apartment for a house parent/family as well as sleeping rooms, bathrooms, and communal spaces for students attending the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA.
Marietta Senior Apartments, Marietta, PA
The impressive Marietta Senior Apartments, for people 62 years and older, feature 42 one-bedroom apartments and 14 two-bedroom apartments. The 60,000-square-foot brick building replaced an abandoned foundry at 601 E. Market St. and includes six wheelchair accessible units and 10 apartments dedicated to homeless seniors. Greenebaum Structures ensured that the four-story building’s timber floors, roof, and wall framing met building code requirements for wind and snow loads.
The project was designed by Architectural Concepts and constructed by CHE.
Dial Apartments, Lancaster, PA
Award-Winner: Community Revitalization Awards, Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County
LeFevre Funk Architects engaged Greenebaum Structures as structural engineers for this PHFA project. A former Lancaster City industrial building was reborn as subsidized apartments. Vandalized floors were infilled, new elevators were added, and an existing monitor was carefully restored.
Log Cabin Road Residence, Lancaster County, PA
Situated on a generous rural site in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, this Tippetts/ Weaver project included new construction of a single-family residence. The structure was conceived as an assemblage of multiple heavy timber frames radiating from the central living space. The building is situated on a bluff with sweeping views of the landscape, as well as natural light and sun exposures to the interior and exterior living spaces. Heavy stone paving surfaces and tree elements reclaimed from the site weave through the perimeter walls, diminishing the separation from interior. Greenebaum Structures provided structural engineering design and analysis for this one-of-a-kind residential project.
Country Club Apartments, Lancaster, PA
Developed by Community Basics and Peter Egan, this PHFA-funded project consists of three-story timber-framed buildings totaling 127,000 SF. Architectural Concepts provided architectural design, and Greenebaum Structures provided structural design for this $19 million project.
Carriage House Appartments, Cornwall, PA
Engineered wood roof trusses and open web floor trusses were used to cost effectively achieve the long spans used to meet the architect’s requirements for this apartment building at Cornwall Manor in Cornwall, PA. Three stories of senior living with access to adjacent buildings contributed to approximately 36,000 square feet of construction. Construction cost $2.3 million.