Consul General of Japan Residence, NYC

Project Details

ADDRESS: 4 East 67th Street, NYC
OWNER/DEVELOPER: Consulate of Japan
ARCHITECT/LEAD: GEA Consulting Engineers

Project Key Features

The project involved the complete replacement of the HVAC system at a seven-floor consulate building. The building’s layout consisted of a subcellar level, which housed mostly mechanical equipment, a cellar level that included back-of-house areas, offices, and storage, first through third floors that served as public areas, and the fourth and fifth floors which contained the private residence.

GEA provided comprehensive MEP and FP services for this project, which included the design of all new HVAC systems serving all areas of the building. The design ensured minimal disturbance to the daily operations of the consulate. The project scope included upgrading the electrical and plumbing systems as required to accommodate and serve the new HVAC systems.

GEA’s work also encompassed the preparation and filing of all necessary documents with the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), the creation of structural drawings for the required steel support for the new HVAC equipment, and the development of architectural drawings to provide enclosures for any new indoor units or ductwork. Additionally, the project required filing and approval with the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) and the completion of energy calculations to ensure compliance with applicable standards.