With 4,300 currently active projects, VDA's consultations reach the spectrum of end uses. From subways and airports to symphony halls, from venerated landmarks and hospitals to embassies...
VDA has impacted transportation in virtually all building environments. The firm has designed mail handling systems and has consulted for special equipment applications like rack and pinion elevators, double deck hydraulic elevators, turntables, and vehicle lifts.
Complying with ADA regulations, VDA professionals design and oversee maintenance for systems that represent efficiency, aesthetics, and safety, and - whether projects run several months or span years - provide clients with the innovation and superior service they expect.
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1180 Raymond Boulevard
This project involved conversion of the vacant 35-story art-deco Lefcourt Building, a former office building in downtown Newark that was constructed in 1929, to residential use. The landmark tower was home to many prominent law firms over the years, but had been vacant for a decade prior to Congswell’s conversion . The conversion resulted in 317 studio, one- and two-bedroom rental units in the 441,000 sq. ft. building.
VDA provided full consulting services for modernization and reconfiguration of existing gearless passenger elevators (PE1-PE4) to form a four (4) car group elevator system that serves all floors of the building. One of the elevators has the capability of operating as a swing service car with inconspicuous riser feature. The project was completed in Spring, 2007.