35XVrsquos pyramidal shape conforms to maximum space permitted by zoning The schematic of systems equipment shows offsets at every level to allow expansive floortoceiling heights

35XV’s pyramidal shape conforms to maximum space permitted by zoning. The schematic of systems equipment shows offsets at every level to allow expansive floor-to-ceiling heights

Dagher Wins EngineeringExcellence Award for Innovative Building Systems Design at 35XV

35XV is a striking, 24-story luxury residential tower constructed atop Manhattan’s Xavier High School 35XV stands out as a model for sustainable urbanization and collaboration between residential, educational and municipal entities Dagher worked from the outside in to create standard MEP/FP systems, offset at every level, that complement 35XV’s luxury features and varied envelope

NEW YORK, NY — Dagher Engineering PLLC has received a platinum award in the category of Building/Technology Systems from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC New York) for its work on 35XV, a striking, 24-story luxury residential tower constructed atop Manhattan’s Xavier High School. Completed in September, 2015, the landmark project, 35XV: Optimized Design for Mixed-Use, will be recognized for its complexity, innovation, and value to society at the 49th annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, March 19th at the Waldorf-Astoria.

Located on West 15th Street at the nexus of New York’s Chelsea, the Flatiron District and Greenwich Village neighborhoods, 35XV stands out as a model for sustainable urbanization and collaboration between residential, educational and municipal entities. The tower’s economy of form—an unconventional oblong shape, slanting facades, cantilevered bump outs, set-backs and lean-ins—optimizes vertical space while retaining air, light, and views for residents and neighbors; maximizes floor area; and preserves energy via a symbiotic relationship with the school.

Through detailed coordination and a highly complex design process, Dagher worked with Alchemy Properties, FXFOWLE Architects, and structural engineers Severud Associates to handle all phases of the Electro-Mechanical, Sanitary, and Life Safety systems (MEP/FP) for this unique pyramidal structure. Confined, or rather inspired, by the boundaries of neighborhood zoning laws, Dagher worked from the outside in to create standard MEP/FP systems, offset at every level, that complement 35XV’s luxury features and varied envelope. Systems that are designed to accommodate high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, radiant floor heating, multiple window exposures, cross-beams, and cantilevers remain discreetly installed within the tightest of spaces.
 
In keeping with the firm’s culture of sustainability, Dagher provided LEED standard variable ventilation systems, energy recovery, and high-efficiency boilers as part of the cost-effective and economical solutions for 35XV. Creative, compact design allows rooftop electro-mechanical equipment for the 55-unit, 200,000 sq. ft. mixed-use building to share a space—75 percent smaller than its lot size—with window-washing equipment.
 
“Dagher is honored to have worked with Alchemy Properties, FXFOWLE and Severud Associates on this socially significant, landmark project and to receive recognition for its contributions to 35XV: Optimized Design for Mixed-Use,” said Elias Dagher, founder and president of Dagher Engineering.

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