Surrogate Courthouse – New York, New York

Surrogate Courthouse

Client: New York City Department of Design and Construction

Laland Baptiste provided construction management services for a renovation project at the Surrogate Courthouse, a Beaux Arts style structure, an example of the early twentieth century City Beautiful Movement, and a designated New York City Landmark. During the 25-month construction period, a temporary roof was installed with a full-height scaffold, creating a working platform and providing full access to the underside of the laylights.

This project included:

  • A complete replacement of the central atrium skylight
  • Restoration of the atrium laylight ceiling and plaster lunettes
  • Complete renovation of the heating and ventilation systems of the interstitial space

As construction manager, Laland Baptiste provided supervision and inspection services, including management of the project schedule and cost. We oversaw the installation of all sheet metal work by the contractors’ laborers. We worked both days and nights, and often double-shifts, to ensure that the project progressed as planned.