Update - Quay Tower

Quay Tower, Pier 6, Brooklyn

Project Update - Quay Tower on Pier 6 in Brooklyn.

It's hard to miss the progress on this glassy tower right on the water facing Manhattan. Designed by ODA, the 28 stories are nearly all enclosed in their completely custom curtainwall. Suffolk is doing a fantastic job and we're so glad to have been able to work with them on this prominent project. As the team is setting two floors of unitized curtainwall panels per week, if you haven't had the chance to see the progress yet, check out these images and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on all our current projects.

One Year Later - Cornell Tech

One Year Later - Cornell Tech

One of the largest net-zero academic buildings, the Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech created a new standard of sustainable and elegant design in the U.S. This revolutionary design by L.A. based architecture firm Morphosis features a canopy of photovoltaic panels, a green roof, rain water harvesting capabilities, and, of course, a very distinctly curved, porous facade.

The custom perforated metal panels of the rainscreen skin were designed by MIT and Cornell and fabricated by A. Zahner Company. They were then brought to Island's fabrication shops to be assembled into full megapanels ready for installation on site. Island's pre-fab panels also included glazed window cassettes, architectural louvers, and GFRC panels.

This was a unique project for several reasons: the first being that Cornell Tech's campus is on Roosevelt Island which meant Island's panels had to be shipped via barge across the East River. The second major challenge - this building hosts abnormal geometries and curves. However, this was not the first project Island has done with Zahaner and W&W Glass and despite it being Island's first project with Morphosis, the result is an bold redefinition of sustainable architecture.

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Island is now fabricating the facade panels for the Cornell Hotel designed by Snohetta. The nearly 20 story tower is expected to be complete in 2019.

Facade Complete - Barnard College

Facade Complete - Barnard College

The new Mistein Center at Barnard College

The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning at Barnard College will be opening for the fall semester this month! Designed by the award-winning firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the 128,000-square-foot building features a bespoke building envelope, clad in custom patinated zinc shingles and high performance glazing. The natural earthen tones and color variation of the zinc interweave with linear strips of glazing to create a modern facade that elegantly fits into the historic Barnard quad.

The building envelope was constructed with Island’s custom curtainwall platform and was completely shop fabricated in Island’s New York facility. The benefits of prefabrication eliminated the need for multiple trades on site and enabled the project team to meet the tight construction timeline and logistics required for a new academic building on an active New York campus. A big congrats to Turner Construction, with whom we have had the pleasure of completing several projects, on job well done.

Images courtesy of Urban View Photo.

A Speedy Install Process

A Speedy Install Process

Wondering what it’s like to work with Island? Arrowstreet delves into the process from a first hand experience.

Congress Square, Boston

Congress Square, Boston

Facade installation is complete for the soon-to-be boutique hotel in downtown.

Pace Gallery Update

Pace Gallery Update

Construction is underway at the long-awaited New York art gallery.

Interview Day

Interview Day

Island is hosting a hiring event specifically for adding new member to our fabrication shops!

Prospects from RPI

Prospects from RPI

We found some great potential additions to our team at RPI's career fair this year.

Barnard's Zinc Panels

Barnard's Zinc Panels

The construction phase is ending at the Milstein Center at Barnard College.

City Point Completed

City Point Completed

This massive project in Brooklyn features custom, textured zinc facades made in Island's own fabrication facilities.

229 Cherry Street

229 Cherry Street

Island tops out custom articulating brick facade at the Cherry Street Project

422 Fulton Mock-up

422 Fulton Mock-up

Island completes Design Assist and Mock up for the 422 Fulton (Macy’s Brooklyn) Project

1880 Boston Road

1880 Boston Road

Island raced to complete the Load Bearing Building Envelope project in Bronx New York – 1880 Boston Road.

Cornell Tech Hotel

Cornell Tech Hotel

Island has been awarded the New Graduate Hotel for Cornell Tech. Working in conjunction with Hunter Roberts’s NYC office, Island will be engineering, fabricating, and installing the custom aluminum clad rainscreen for the new Hotel. Utilizing Island’s V7 Mega-panel platform, the system will integrate a custom profiled composite aluminum cladding, integrated double story glazing and unitized fire rated assemblies.

 Photo courtesy of Snøhetta

Photo courtesy of Snøhetta

 Photo courtesy of Snøhetta

Photo courtesy of Snøhetta

 Photo courtesy of Snøhetta

Photo courtesy of Snøhetta