NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation – Maintenance Building
C&S designed a new, centralized maintenance facility that will house all the disparate functions of the maintenance forces across the park. The site will also be designed to house a new state police headquarters.
The building is an approximately 15,000-square-foot, pre-engineered metal building that has an exterior aesthetic matching the existing context of the park with stone piers and insulated metal panel siding and trim of contextually appropriate colors. The building consists of a segregated, “clean” office area that houses the administrative and public access functions. Offices and a shared training and break room are allocated for maintenance employees as well as toilet and shower facilities.
The maintenance and storage of the facility is toward the rear of the footprint and includes all functions necessary for the day-to-day operations of the park. Storage areas are allocated for chemicals, bulk storage of mattresses and picnic tables, flammable storage, and storage for grounds equipment. The design takes advantage of the additional headroom of the PEMB with loft storage spaces for seldom used materials. Repair bays for vehicle and ground equipment make up the main areas of maintenance area. These are programmed in a manner that afford the most efficient operation and ease of access.
The project is designed with New York State’s carbon goals in mind and features a fully electrified NetZero ready design. Heating and cooling is provided by geothermal heat pumps. In addition, efficient LED lighting and a well-insulated thermal envelope contribute to this highly efficient building.