While employed at WLA Engineers in New York City in 2009-10, Gavin was the project manager on 43 Bond Street. This is a pre-civil war era structural masonry building currently housing a machine shop at ground level and various artist live/work and fashion studios on the upper levels. This project involved liaising with the current owners, the New York Department of Buildings and the NYC Historic Preservation Commission. Work included period correct repairs to the face brick, mortar, terra cotta elements, and water tower. In addition, a new parapet was added to match the existing materials and conditions.
450 West 31st Street
While employed at WLA Engineers in New York City in 2009-10, Gavin was the project manager on 450 West 31st Street. This is an early 20th century masonry and iron building that once housed a garment factory. The building has since been converted into a mixed-use office and loft space. Work involved providing emergency repairs to the water tower and dunnage after storm damage. After the immediate upper level structure was reinforced, detailed leak examinations of the interior and the period shipping and receiving dock canopy were performed to assist the owner in preparing a repair assessment. Work was completed in 2010.
57 West 57th Street
57 West 57th Street is an Art Deco steel framed masonry veneer building currently housing retail, offices, and a penthouse. Work involved close-up examination of exterior masonry and terra cotta repairs made to the façade and the water tower and elevator machine room. The terra cotta features at the penthouse parapet walls were also repaired and/replaced with new to match period finishes. Work was completed in 2010