In Memory of Lee Harris Pomeroy

Lee Harris Pomeroy, FAIA, RIBA, the founder and design principal of LHP Architects, PLLC, passed away on February 18, 2018. Lee was an innovative architect with a passion for the City of New York and its public institutions. He saw public architecture as one of the profession’s greatest callings and his work reflected this passion and commitment. One of his proudest achievements was his work on historic preservation where he helped redefine how we thought about restoring and using historic public use spaces. His creative spirit and design inspiration will live on at LHP Architects with those of us who worked with him and we will never forget his gentle authoritative voice guiding us. 

LHP Architects is continuing its work under the leadership of principals, Antonio Figueroa, AIA, and Bernard Kho, AIA, longtime associates of Lee. The firm is currently designing a wide range of projects in NYC for public schools, transit, and corrections.

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Ongoing Projects

Transportation

LHPA has been selected as part of a design/build team, which includes ECCO III Enterprises and Hardesty & Hanover, to upgrade four NYC subway stations on the Eighth Avenue Line (W. 72nd Street, W. 86th Street, W. 163rd Street/Amsterdam Avenue and Cathedral Parkway/W. 110th Street.) The work is being done under NYC Transit Authority’s Enhanced Station Initiative (ESI).

The Enhanced Station Initiative is a rehabilitation program undertaken by the NYC Transit Authority with the objective of transforming existing stations into modern and sophisticated transit facilities that are safe, forward-thinking, and user friendly. The objectives of the projects are to improve the reliability, capacity and customer experience inside the subway system.


Education

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LHPA is designing a 31,000 SF addition to HSIS R089 in Staten Island which will accommodate 192 students in the City-Wide Special Education District. The school is located in the Great Kills section of Staten Island and will be built in the open area of an existing school, PS O37. The site of the new building poses design challenges in terms of zoning, size, street access, existing utilities and drainage. The school facilities will include special education classrooms for intermediate and high school students as well as physical therapy, occupational therapy and medical suites; cafeteria and physical education/assembly rooms; and administrative offices. The school is scheduled for completion in 2020. It is being designed under the SCA Green Schools Program which parallels the LEED requirements for new NYC structures.

Our recent design for PS 339Q, a primary school in Woodside, Queens, was completed under the SCA Green Schools Building program and was one of the few to achieve Green School certification which we received 12 months after completion of construction. R089 for is being designed under the same program and is anticipated to achieve certification.


Corrections

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LHPA is designing a new standalone Staff Facility for the NYC Department of Corrections’ Halleck Street Facility, the Vernon C. Bain Center in the Bronx. It is a 15,000 SF structure within the new FEMA 100-year flood plain regulations so it will be elevated as per those requirements and designed both architecturally and structurally for the combination of seismic and flood regulations. The building will also be designed as a LEED certified structure to attain the silver rating as per NYC requirements for new publicly funded buildings. The building will contain all staff facilities such as lockers, exercise room, lounges and kitchen for the uniformed employees working at this facility and a limited amount of civilian facilities.