BUILDING ENVELOPE

FACADE REPAIR AND RESTORATION
MVN Architect has extensive experience in assessing and providing a maintenance and repair plan for a building’s envelope. Our architectural expertise covers the entire spectrum of exterior repairs and assists in all phases of repair and restoration. MVN can provide a survey of a building’s envelope (facades, roofs, windows, balconies, etc.) detailing observed conditions in need of repair, provide a plan, recommend a timeline, and estimate construction costs to assist ownership with budget and project scheduling.
Our Facade Repair and Restoration Projects

■ Roof Repairs & Replacement
■ Building Envelope Assessment
■ Curtain Wall Consulting
■ Facade Re-Skinning
■ Leakage Evaluation

FISP (FACADE INSPECTION SAFETY PROGRAM) LL 11 / 98
As per the NYC DOB Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), formerly Local Law 11 of 1998, a periodic facade inspection on all buildings within the five boroughs of New York City greater than six stories in height (or any individual wall(s) greater than six stories in height on otherwise (click for more…)

■ Critical Examination by our QEWI (Quality Exterior Wall Inspector)
■ FISP Classification (SAFE, SWARMP, UNSAFE) & Report
■ Proposed Plan for Repair and Maintenance
■ FISP Report Amendment

HISTORICAL RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION
MVN takes a preservationist approach to historic restoration projects. Our extensive experience enables us to preserve the aesthetic quality and architectural integrity of historic landmark properties while incorporating modern material and repair methods to protect and prevent against deterioration.
Our Historical Restoration and Preservation Projects

WINDOWS, DOORS & BALCONIES
Windows and door replacement can result in better thermal insulation, energy efficiency, and noise reduction, as well as an improved appearance to a building. MVN’s experience with window and door replacement projects including those at historic landmark properties allows us to assist with critical decisions such as window and door material/type and performance rating to ensure the best fit.

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

MVN provides basic and additional services to fit client and project needs from the initial concept to final sign off for a variety of projects for new and retrofitted spaces for residential, commercial, retail, and institutional clients. Our project managers can handle the entire process of Design and Development, Construction Document, Competitive Bidding/Negotiation, and Construction Administration as well as recommend a timeline and a Projected Construction Cost to assist ownership in projecting budgets.
Our Projects

■ Field Condition/Site Survey and Documentation
■ Design and Development
■ Construction Document
■ Bid Solicitation / Negotiation
■ Construction & Contract Administration
■ Project Construction Cost
■ Feasibility Study

■ Plan Reviews
■ Project Management
■ Building Code and Zoning Law Compliance
■ Physical Condition Survey
■ Physical Assessment Survey
■ Energy Efficiency

■ Plazas, Landscapes, & Paving
■ Residential & Commercial Renovations & Additions
■ Interiors & Building Systems
■ Parking Lots & Garages
■ Marquees, Entrances, Lobbies, Accessory Spaces
■ Greenhouses & Roof Decks