INSTITUTIONAL + CULTURAL

As historic preservationists and members of our community Murray Engineering has been involved in various religious and cultural projects ranging from the design of a private gallery in Connecticut to completing initial studies for the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Murray Engineering has also worked with startup churches in Poughkeepsie. We great pride in helping to further enhance the rich diversity of New York.

THE GRANARY - Sharon, Connecticut

The Granary is a new building located on a rural estate in Litchfield County. The 14,000 square foot structure includes two large primary galleries, an art handling area, and large storage room.

The project consists of solid stone volume of the main gallery flanked by two lighter wood boxes clad in stained cedar with several openings to bring in natural light. The secondary spaces act as additional exhibition rooms and can also be used as support space. The exterior stone terrace provides ample space for sculpture and outdoor receptions.

The building is framed with concrete walls and steel beams. The main gallery is a double height space bordered by concrete walls enclosing a vast 80 foot by 38 foot open bay without a single column to obstruct views. The roof is framed in steel allowing for three large skylights.

Client: Private Client
Architect: Steve Lerner Studio

HAUSER & WIRTH GALLERY - New York, NY

After completing our initial structural scope of repurposing a roller disco into a Chelsea art gallery we were tasked with insuring the safe installation and support of Paul McCarthy’s wooden sculptures. The exhibition consists of 6 sculptures with a total weight of over 15 tons placed in nonsymmetrical locations. Murray Engineering analyzed the original 1919 steel framing, modeled the new loads and ensured that not only would the final locations be safe but also the sequence and path of installation not compromise building stability.

Client: Hauser & Wirth
Architect: Selldorf Architects

 

CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PATRICK - New York, NY

Murray Engineering was consulted directly by the Archdiocese of New York to provide evaluation of the existing façade and roof conditions in preparation for the most recent restoration work on the exterior envelope. Creative scaffolding, sequencing and restoration recommendations enabled the Archdiocese to move forward with a full design and planning program to maintain and repair this historic building.  A $175M, 5-year remediation program is now in progress.

Client: The Archdiocese of New York

El MUSEO DEL BARRIO - New York, NY

Murray Engineering provided engineering services for the design and analysis of a new architectural metal and glass front entry for the café expansion at the El Museo de Barrio in New York.

The steel and glass entry was integrated with the site for public use and serves as exterior space for patrons of the museum and café. Designed for lateral loads from wind, the glass front offers additional shelter from weather and transitions between exterior and interior space of the museum.

Non Profit: El Museo del Barrio
Architect: AMG Design