Larimer Crossing

Denver Performing Arts Complex

Vision for a New Midtown

H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture developed a plan for a new Midtown Manhattan as part of the Municipal Arts Society’s New Penn Station Design Challenge.

In pursuit of making rail the “mode of choice”, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture asserts that four inextricably linked interventions must be made to improve the City’s essential systems and better express its culture: 1) Public Space, Entertainment, and the Environment; 2) Transportation; 3) Education; and 4) Economic Development.

A relocation of Madison Square Garden to a 16-acre site on the west side waterfront provides an enhanced venue with a singular new identity and expanded tourist, hospitality, and entertainment opportunities.

The New Penn Station, including an eight-track high-speed rail expansion to the south, accommodates increased capacity and integrates community and traveler amenities, including a new 3 acre public park, retail complex, and 2 acre roof garden. Redevelopment of the Farley Post Office creates a centrally located Center for Education. And, perhaps most importantly, 24 million square feet of private development around Penn Station and up Seventh Avenue serves as an economic engine for improvements and a revived world-class commercial district.

CLIENT: Municipal Arts Society

Adelphi University Master Plan

After the recent completion of their strategic plan, Adelphi 2015, Adelphi University selected H3’s team to complete a facilities master plan update and pre-design services for a near-term, phase 1 addition of approximately 80,000 gsf to the campus core.

The project included a thorough needs assessment with regard to academic program and the campus’s facilities. We conducted a robust stakeholder outreach program with a kickoff meeting attended by each Dean and Director followed by 16 individual interview sessions and tours of their respective colleges and/or program facilities. We determined that the University will have a year 2020 shortfall of approximately 240,000 gsf and several existing buildings that are not suitable for their current uses. In addition to the need for new space we determined that of the 32,000 gsf of classroom and lab space on campus 24,000 gsf is of low quality with the remaining 8,000 gsf superior.

We then prioritized near, mid, and longer term needs in phased projects to be planned out to year 2030. A key challenge on the project was accommodating expansion on the Garden City Campus, as it rests on an underlying R-20 Residential Zoning District and is restricted to 20% lot coverage, a maximum floor-area-ratio (development capacity) of .5, and height limits of 3 to 4 levels.

The final phase of the project, completed in Fall 2011, included a pre-design package with a full building program, schematic levels plans, renderings, and total project cost estimates.

CLIENT: Adelphi University
SIZE: 75 Acres, 32 Buildings, 3.3 Million Square Feet

Penn Digital Garden

Washington University – Food Service Master Plan

Lower Manhattan Theater

Red Hook Bicycle Master Plan

Round Rock Cultural Arts Plan

On May 26th, 2011, H3’s Arts and Culture in Public Spaces Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide was unanimously adopted by the City of Round Rock Council with widespread community support. Implementation is fully underway with impressive attention from senior City staff and elected officials.Working closely with Webb Management Services we developed a comprehensive ten-year strategic plan and implementation guide to define the role of the City in cultivating arts and culture. Round Rock is located 15 miles north of Austin in the Central Texas Hill Country, and has a healthy commercial engine anchored by Dell Computer’s Headquarters and a vibrant higher education and healthcare sector.

However, until the adoption of the Plan, the rapidly growing City of 150,000 had no comprehensive strategic plan for supporting the arts. Ultimately the plan was developed to ensure the entire community is served by arts and attract the “creative class” as part of a broader economic development effort. The Plan’s foundation was the previous adopted Game On 2060 Strategic Plan, General Plan 2020 and Downtown Master Plan. A key element of this vision is the development of the area’s artistic and cultural environment to further enhance the quality of life in Round Rock. Community goals, cultural mapping, demand estimates, and best practices shaped the Plan and aided in developing recommendations for an arts and cultural vision. A menu of programs, events, public art, planning strategies, and facilities development were created that best support the vision.

CLIENT: City of Round Rock, Texas
SIZE: 26 Square Miles

Take Me To The River – West Harlem Cultural Plan