Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello everyone, welcome a new edition of the SWA Architecture weekly blog post where you can look at projects that SWA Architecture has been a part of while enjoying your weekend, hopefully on the beach!  This week we take a look at a project that is not open yet but is well near on it's way.  The Grand Ole Opry!

Like our previous project we looked at earlier this week, this project is also located in Times Square.  SWA is the architect and expeditor for this New York City flagship location.  Grand Ole Opry features the best singers and musicians in the world.

SWA teamed up  with interior designers Nathansan Design for our fifth project working together.  Looks like this pairing is a fruitful one.  This is a multi story venue with a stage and live performances.  On the upper floor is a separate club/lounge.

If you don't come for the venue, come for the food, where the world famous Bromberg brothers known for the Blue Ribbon restaurants supply the menu with mouth watering food.  That's it this week for SWA Architecture, check out our new instagram account - @swa_architecture for all you instagram users.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello everyone and welcome back to the SWA Architecture weekly blog post where we cover different projects that SWA Architecture has worked on the the tri-state area.  This week we look at a very famous spot that SWA Architecture worked on,  BB Kings Blues Club.

Located on 42nd street in Times Square, if you like Blues and Jazz this is the spot to go to.  SWA is the architect of note and expeditors for this internationally known venue.  We obtained their Place of Assembly permits.

We were also consultants on the original design working with Nathanson Design on the first project together in 2001

SWA created sixteen seating variations to accommodate various performances including live music, dancing and boxing events.  That's it for this week, stay tuned for another post to come later this week!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Bonus Post from SWA Architecture

Hello and welcome to a bonus post from SWA Architecture's weekly blog post.  This week we look at a historic landmark site at 4 St. Mark's Place, known as the Hamilton Holly house.

This large town house at 4 St. Mark's Place in the East Village section of Manhattan was constructed in 1833.  It was designated into an individual Landmark designation in 2004.

Moving on the from the history lesson, SWA Architecture has proposed to make this building to have two floors of retail, a rear addition, insert a new residential floor in the rear (6 total apartments), a curved balcony at parlor level, and a complete restoration of the facade including brick work, stone work, windows, doors and slate roof.

As you can see from the pictures and what was written, SWA Architecture is really modernizing this beauty for the present day.  I can't wait to see the finished product.  That's all for this week, stay tuned next week where we take another deep dive into some interesting projects from SWA Architecture.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello, hope you had a wonderful 4th of July and welcome back to the SWA weekly blog post where SWA Architecture takes a look at projects we have been a part of the the greater New York area.  This week we look at fine dining restaurant in the Lowell hotel.  Below are some renderings of what the restaurant looked like before.

Located at 28 E 63rd street, the restaurant was previously the Post House Restaurant.  After several million dollars of renovations the restaurant was transformed into this magnificent restaurant you see below.

This restaurant is host to some of the most famous celebrities who prefer their privacy.  SWA was the architect and expeditor on this very impressive project.  Stay tuned next week where we look at another great project!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bonus Post

Hello and welcome back with a bonus post.  SWA Architecture is enamored with this location and couldn't wait to show you.   We are again looking at a day care center located uptown in Manhattan.  Below you will see some before and under construction photos.  Don't worry it get's better.

So what did we do with this one?  Like the previous day care center we posted about, SWA Architecture were the architects, interior designers and expeditors for this lavish space.  See the photos below.

The space was at one time home for a local synagogue.  Our client was the Japanese Children's Society and had outgrown their previous locations.  SWA went to this project and created multiple rooms which are able to be combined into a larger room.   This allows for play recitals and to create a large play area.

Last but certainly not least, SWA Architecture designed an outdoor play space for the children to enjoy the hot summer.  That is all we have this week, I hope you enjoyed looking at these day care centers as much as I did.  Stay tuned for next week!

Top Weekly Project from SWA Architecture

Hello and welcome back to the weekly blog post from SWA Architecture where we take an in-depth look at projects that SWA Architecture has worked on.  This week we take a look at one of our first day care centers that SWA has ever been a part of.

Located uptown in Manhattan, SWA were the architects, interior designers, and expediters for this children's day care facility.  Talk about a triple threat!  This is our second day care facility to date.

So here is what we did.  We took an existing office space and redesigned it to accommodate 45 children in a very friendly and secure environment.  Needless to say as you can see it came out wonderfully.  The interior is very uplifting to say the least.

SWA also obtained all the New York City Department of Health approvals.  Thats all for this location.  Stay tuned for a bonus post with yet another day care center!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SWA Architecture Top Weekly Projects!

Hello and welcome back to this weeks SWA Architecture top weekly blog post.  If this is your first time reading this blog, this is a weekly blog post for SWA Architecture where we take a look at different projects that SWA Architecture has worked on.  This week will be no different where we take a look at a building in SOHO.

Above you can see a before picture of this Landmarks building.  As you can see, it had a deli that was anything but landmarked.  SWA restored the ground floor to it's original front as you can see in the pictures below.  SWA got NYC Landmark Preservation approvals and NYC Department of Buildings approvals.

The neighborhood has many high end boutiques such as the ones shown today.  That's all from SWA Architecture this week.  Stay tuned next week for more exciting projects to come!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Top Weekly Projects from SWA Architecture

Hello and welcome back to the weekly blog posts from SWA Architecture.  We are proud to show you this week's selected project, Arby's.  That's right, this week we're all thinking Arby's.  One of our most esteemed clients we're proud to show this project.

This project shown throughout the post is located in Manhattan near Madison Park, a busy part of the city.  We have pictures of the project before SWA Architecture got involved and after we did.  SWA were the architects and expediters.  This is Arby's second location in Manhattan.  SWA has converted two stores in Arby's and added a mezzanine in the rear of this project to increase the seating capacity.

Well thats all for this week.  I am most certainly thinking Arby's and may have to stop by one today.  Stay tuned for more posts to come! 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SWA Weekly Blog Post

Hello and welcome back to this weeks blog post from SWA Architecture.  This week we are looking at some at one of our biggest projects we have ever done at SWA Architecture.  This week we are looking at one of the worlds largest and most recognizable franchises, McDonald's.

For a little background, SWA Architecture is the architect and/or expeditor for over 400 locations in New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, Westchester County, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware and Maryland.  Safe to say we are pretty well connected with McDonalds.

We have been helping McDonald's with their new wave of modernization program both for the exterior and interior of their sites.  McDonald's is really stepping up their game and we are happy to help in any way we can.

Stay tuned, another bonus post will be coming up later this month looking at another recognizable franchise, Arby's.