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American Physical Society Headquarters Presented with IDEAS2 Award

Ramon Gilsanz of structural engineering and building envelope consulting firm Gilsanz Murray Steficek, New York, holds AISC's 2016 IDEASAward for the American Physical Society editorial office headquarters expansion and renovation, Ridge, N.Y. AISC presented the award to GMS, the society and other project team members at ceremonies held at the building yesterday. (Photos courtesy of AISC) 

AISC presented members of the project team of the American Physical Society editorial office headquarters and expansion, Ridge, N.Y., with the 2016 IDEAS2 Award for excellence in steel-frame building design during ceremonies held at the building yesterday.

Founded in 1899, the non-profit organization’s objective is to “advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics,” and its new facility does just that with its new addition. Because the Long Island Pine Barrens Preservation Act prohibited expanding the building’s footprint, the building had to expand upward. The result is an 18,000-sq.-ft level atop the original one-story, 30,000-sq.-ft building.

“An honest project that celebrates the existing building and steel expansion structure without overwhelming you,” commented Jason Stone, PE, senior associate at Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA), and the structural engineer juror in the competition.

For more about the project and all of this year’s IDEAS2 award winners, see the article 2016 IDEAS2 Awards from our May issue.


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