A04. Tech-Forge on 47th Street


Client: Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC)

Architecture Firm: Desmone Architects

Contractor: Franjo Construction

Engineers: Civil & Environmental Consultants, Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani, Allen & Shariff

Photographer: Elliot Cramer Photo + Video

Landscape Architect: Civil & Environmental Consultants

Consultants: Kingspan Insulated Panels, TAKTL, Sempergreen, Kawneer, Vitro Architectural Glass

The owners desire was to create a cutting edge facility which would attract high tech robotics companies.  This included amenities such as a roof top terrace and green roof garden and many sustainable features. The Building design incorporated  many highly efficient building materials which resulted in a 30% reduction in energy usage versus a base line code complaint building.