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VJ Associates provided cost consulting services, including estimating and scheduling, for the First Street metro entrance at Union Station as part of the concourse improvement project. The new entrance would provide guests with additional fare gates and a new staircase to the entrance. The full article can be found here: [+]
VJ Associates, as part of the design team, provided cost estimating services for the new Caleb Dustin Hunking School which celebrated its grand opening in June. Full article click here [+]
VJ Associates, as part of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP team, is excited to share that the West End Concourse in Moynihan Train Hall officially opened on June 19, 2017 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The full press release is available here [+]
VJ Associates, as a member of Studio G Architects, Inc. team, is excited to share that the project team was awarded the 2017 Preservation Massachusetts' Paul & Niki Tsongas Award Best Use: Community & Social Service award for their work on the Taunton State Hospital Chambers Building Women’s Recovery and Addition Program. VJ Associates provided cost estimating services and reconciliation for this project. The full article can be found here. [+]
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) awarded a project achievement award for Cost Estimating to VJ Associates, as a member of the Klieinfelder’s team, for the Massport Coastal Flooding Resiliency Project in Boston, MA. [+]
VJ Associates provided cost estimating for the revitalization in Westbury as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. More details about the unveiling with the project were posted in The Westbury Times, full article here. [+]
VJ Associates provided cost estimating services for the renovation of the SUNY New Paltz Wooster Hall Science Building which is featured on the College Planning and Management website, the full article is available here [+]
VJ Associates provided cost estimating and scheduling services for this project that involves raising the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge 65 feet to a clearance of 215 feet to allow for larger ships to pass into Port Newark, Howland Hook and Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminals. The scope of work includes replacement of the main span deck and the NY and NJ approach structures and access ramps. The project will provide standard 12-foot lanes, median safety barrier and shoulders, a bikeway and a future transit corridor. [+]
VJ Associates is honored to have been part of the design team for the $95 million redevelopment of Springfield Union Station. Set to open in June 2017, the renovated 1926 terminal building was restored to its former grandeur and will soon welcome passengers for regional rail service as well as regional PVTA and intercity bus operations for the first time in over forty years. Improvements to the intermodal transit facility also included a 377-space parking garage, the creation of retail locations, and 62,000 sf of office space. [+]
Pace University is planning a large campus renovation. VJ Associates provided cost estimating on the New York City Campus Master Plan in support of this project. We are currently providing estimating on campus for the Student Landscape at 41 Park Row. The Full article can be read on Crain’s New York here (sign in may be required). [+]
VJ Associates is proud to be part of the team for the Second Avenue Subway. The long awaited first phase opened this week. VJA provided cost controls, change order support, and cost estimating for work orders. This new subway line along 2nd Ave from 125th Street to the Financial District is meant to alleviate overcrowding and delays on the Lexington Avenue subway line. It will include a connection from 2nd Ave to the 63rd St tunnel to existing service to NY's West Side and Brooklyn. This is a four phase project and stations will have escalators, stairs, and elevator connections to street level [+]
The first phase of construction for the Reading Viaduct project is underway. VJ Associates provided schematic cost estimating for this project which evaluated the potential for public space and future development. The full article is available on by clicking here [+]
VJ Associates provided cost estimating services for a new 6,000 sf Visitor Center that provides visitors a place to learn about the legacy of Walden Pond State Reservation and the conservation efforts to protect it. We attended the opening which included Don Henley of the Eagles and Massachusetts state officials. Full Article Here [+]
VJ Associates provided cost estimating services for the UMass Amherst for the Business Innovation Hub Building to be added to the existing buildings of the Isenberg School of Management. Full article here. [+]
VJ Associates is honored to be a team member for one of the finalists for the new Port Authority bus terminal design. Read the full article here [+]
VJ Associates, a member of the James Corner Field Operations team, and Newark officials gathered on June 14, 2016 to announce a mile-long addition to the city’s Riverfront Park. The full article can be read here: [+]
VJ Associates is proud to be part of the design team - KGP Design Studio, Grimshaw Architect and ARUP - to relieve the cramped space and overcrowding at Union Station. [+]
VJ Associates is proud to be part of the team for Hunters Point South Phase II. Hunters Point South The groundbreaking took place on November 24, 2015. This will be the largest affordable housing development in New York City since the 1970s. The Full article can be read here [+]
VJ Associates is proud to be part of the Fulton Center project which was named ENR New York Project of the Year. Full article here [+]
VJ Associates provided cost estimating for this new 3-story, 23,948 SF education pavilion and performing arts center at Susan E. Wagner High School. This project has been featured in the September / October issue of School Construction News, full article [+]
The 34th Street - Hudson Yards station on the #7 line opened on the west side and it is the first addition to the subway system since 1989. VJ Associates was proud to be a part of both the design and construction phases. We provided cost estimating, value engineering, life cycle cost analysis, and cost controls services for the tunnel construction, the 34th Street station, gross passages, and service and ventilation building. Full article here [+]
VJ Associates provided cost estimating services for the Lexington Community Center Renovation. The project includes construction of administrative offices, meeting spaces, multi-purpose fitness, wellness, and cardio rooms, game rooms, a dining room expansion, a renovated reception area, and a warming kitchen for the Meals On Wheels Program. The full article can be found here. [+]
VJ Associates provided cost estimating services for the interior fit-out of a new, 300,000 SF ambulatory care center, which will be one building constructed on the UCHC Farmington campus, and will include a parking structure. The new ACC building will house existing clinical programs and support services, as well as retail space. This project is targeting a LEED silver certification. More information about the project can be found here. [+]
VJ Associates provided cost estimating services for the Idlewild Park Nature Center project in Queens, NY. We are so excited to share that the Idlewild Park Nature Center received an Annual Award for Excellence in Design from the Public Design Commission of the City of New York. Full Article here. [+]
VJ Associates provided value engineering services for the Metropolitan Avenue/Fresh Pond Road Bridge over the Long Island Railroad project. We are excited to announce that the City of New York Department of Transportation, Division of Bridges, has been selected to receive the Gordon Frank Award for Outstanding VM Projects & Programs from SAVE International for the Metropolitan Avenue/Fresh Pond Road Bridge over the Long Island Railroad project. The award will be presented at the 2015 SAVE Value Summit. [+]
VJ Associates provided cost estimating services for the Caleb Dustin Hunking School in Haverhill, MA. The groundbreaking ceremony was held last week. [+]
BIG|Bjarke Ingels Group recently earned two awards for the Smithsonian Institution South Campus Master Plan from the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) and AIA New York. VJ Associates is serving as cost estimator on this prestigious project, which re-envisions a core section of Washington DC’s iconic Mall. [+]
VJ Associates is proud to announce that Chongba Sherpa was recently certified as a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI). The CCM designation is awarded to those who have met the professional standards and have demonstrated a commitment to and interest in providing the highest quality professional Construction Management services available. [+]
VJ Associates will start providing change order management services on the rebuilding of MTA’s Cortlandt Street Subway Station which has been shut down since 9/11, click the plus sign for a link to the full article. [+]
Collaborating with the Smithsonian, VJ Associates served on Bjarke Ingels Group|BIG’s team as cost estimator to conceive a master plan for the South Mall Campus in Washington, DC. To resolve the contradictions between old and new, and to find freedom within the boundaries of strict regulation and historical preservation, BIG chose to carefully reinterpret the elements that are already present in the campus. The proposed master plan will be implemented over a 10-to-20–year period beginning in 2016. Continue reading [+]
VJ Associates provided cost consulting services for the new Fulton Center. The new redesigned facility is less congested, ADA accessible, easily identifiable at street level and is a leading example of the future of transportation. The new station is a central transit hub for nine subway lines in Lower Manhattan with reconfigured mezzanines, 350 ft. long passageways to connect to the new path hub and the World Trade Center, improved passenger circulations and reduced train loading times. There are also retail spaces on the Street to the 3rd floor. The Fulton Center is one of the very few transit stations in NYC that is fully climate controlled. Continue reading [+]
VJ Associates is proud to be a part of the design team for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Monmouth, NJ, full article [+]
UMass Amherst opens new Football Performance Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Homecoming. VJ Associates is proud to be a part of the design team for this 55,000 sf state-of-the-art facility, full article here [+]
VJ Associates provided the final cost estimate for BIG|Bjarke Ingels Group’s MAZE at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Soaring approximately 18 feet high and measuring 60 feet by 60 feet, the maple plywood structure boast a series of twists and turns for visitors to weave through and explore. The BIG Maze opened July 4, 2014 and will close on Labor Day. Inspired by ancient labyrinths, garden and hedge mazes of 17th and 18th-century Europe, and modern American corn mazes, this contemporary maze is located in the West Court of the museum's historic Great Hall. In addition to viewing the maze from the ground floor, visitors can get an unexpected aerial perspective from the Museum’s second- and third-floor balconies. [+]
The Pinnacle Award is given in celebration of outstanding service and dedication for SMPS' mission of education, advocacy, and mentorship. A true leader, Sharyn has served in the chapter for over twenty years, and in every capacity from Committee Member to President to Director-at-Large. She has been instrumental in the growth of the chapter. (credit: SMPS-NY [+]
As the design team member providing the cost consulting services, we are excited to share the groundbreaking for the Stony Brook Medicine’s MART building [+]
VJ Associates provided cost estimating services for PS 133K in Brooklyn, NY for SBLM Architects. An exhibit showcasing this new school project is on display at the New York City School Construction Authority. [+]
Adithya Gunda, VJ Associates, received a token of appreciation for the Bayonne and Outerbridge Repaving Project [+]
We are proud to be part of the Port Authority Bus Terminal Master Plan team! [+]
We are honored to be part of the team that was selected to receive a 2012 Award for Excellence in Design by the Public Design Commission for the Ocean Wonders: Sharks project at the NY Aquarium in Coney Island. [+]
Ms. Elizabeth Tuico is the Director of Business Development for the Washington, D.C. region. Elizabeth brings over 20 years of marketing and business development experience working for architects and general contractors as well as extensive knowledge of D.C.’s commercial real estate community to VJ Associates. She has led all aspects of project pursuits – from lead generation to the proposal process. Elizabeth is active in the Washington Building Congress and served on CREW DC’s Board of Directors. At VJ Associates, Ms. Tuico will enforce our dedication to the invaluable relationships which we have developed throughout our long and distinguished history. [+]
VJ Associates is currently providing cost estimating and scheduling services for Boston's South Station Expansion Study. [+]
As cost estimators for New York City's famed High Line, VJ Associates helped Friends of the Rail Park complete a plan to transform a section of Philadelphia's railroad into a park. [+]
VJ Associates is providing Cost Estimating services for the high profile Smithsonian Institution Masterplan in Washington DC for the renowned architect, Bjarke Ingels Group. [+]
VJ Associates is pleased to announce the continued growth of our firm with the addition of Sharyn Yorio as the Director of Client Development for the New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania regions. [+]
The Race Street Pier and Connector project in Philadelphia, PA is part of a larger initiative to revitalize the Philadelphia waterfront. The transformation of this under-utilized space into a vibrant community location has been fast-tracked for design and construction in an effort to generate public excitement for the overall development of the Central Delaware area. [+]
The Peter W. Rodino Federal Building Modernization project in Newark, NJ is a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) project drawing $146 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment act. The goal of this project is to create a more energy efficient and comfortable interior environment, while strengthening blast resistance and improving the exterior appearance. [+]
VJ Associates has contributed to the success of many notable projects over the past 27 years. Recently two of these projects have been highlighted in industry news headlines. We are proud to share this news about The New York Aquarium: Oceans Wonder exhibit and Hudson Square Streetscape Improvement. [+]
VJ Associates offers overall project cost planning and sustainable solutions, such as Life Cycle Cost Analysis, for projects during the design phase. Life Cycle Cost Analysis is used to evaluate the long term financial impact of a project based on today's dollar value. This study analyzes several project planning scenarios to help make high level decisions. Life Cycle Cost Analysis is a comprehensive look at the entire project from both the cost of initial investment and the cost of operating the facility over its lifetime. Willets Point Sustainable Water Management is an example highlighting this service. [+]
VJ Associates has provided cost modeling services for many projects during the past 26 years. Cost modeling is a pre-conceptual comparison of projects similar in size, location, and scope. This process establishes an educated approach to creating a project budget at an early stage. In addition, it provides the reasoning to support financial planning decisions before and during pre-construction phases. SUNY Potsdam Facilities Master Plan is one of our most recent projects including cost modeling. [+]
VJ Associates of New Jersey, Inc. has expanded its base of operation to include an office in Philadelphia. This new office is a more convenient option for our clients located in the Philadelphia market. [+]
VJ Associates was selected to provide cost estimating services for the construction of a new school located in Queens, NY. We recently completed a feasibility study estimate in the conceptual phase of the project. [+]
VJ Associates was selected by Stantec to provide a feasibility study estimate for the West Bathhouse at Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY. [+]
VJ Associates was recently honored by Anchin, Block and Anchin, and New York Construction Magazine, in cooperation with the New York Building Congress as one of the Fastest Growing MWBE Firms for 2010. Congratulations to the team at VJ Associates! [+]
VJ Associates provided project scheduling for the new construction of a 70,000 sq ft school located in Bronx, NY. This school is scheduled to open in Fall 2010. [+]
VJ Associates provided Value Engineering services for the renovation of the historical Wave Hill House, located in the Bronx, NY. One of our experienced Associate Value Specialist (AVS) representatives was part of a team that provided cost help for value engineering, saving $890,000 on this project. [+]
The Battery Park City Community Center is one of the final projects in the Battery Park City Authority's plan to create a green community. VJ Associates provided cost estimating services for this Platinum LEED project. [+]
The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is expanding it's New York City campus with the addition of a new green building. VJ Associates is providing cost estimating service for this Gold LEED certified project. [+]
Demolition and clearing has begun on the residential and retail side of Hunters Point South, a 30-acre plot of land located along the East River in Long Island City, NY. VJ Associates was selected to provide cost estimating services for the development of this project. [+]
VJ Associates recently provided cost estimating services for the Advanced Science Research Center at CUNY City College in New York. This project was recently mentioned in The New York Times in an article discussing the new CUNY mission toward science. [+]
Tony Bennett, the renowned singer, took part in the opening of the new Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a 640-student high school in Astoria, New York. He also performed at the Class of 2009's commencement in the aptly named Tony Bennett Concert Hall. [+]
A new 6-acre portion of Gantry Plaza State Park, Phase 1 of the Queens West Stage 2 project, was officially opened. It features a waterfront promenade along the East River, an open lawn, new athletic field and reconstructed cove and wetlands. [+]
VJ Associates celebrated its 25th Anniversary in New York City with a gala for staff and clients. Vijay Desai, President, attributed the company's success to his dedicated and tireless staff. [+]
The Public Theater in New York City was redesigned by Polshek Partnership Architects. Polshek chose VJ Associates to provide the cost estimating services for this New York City Landmark building, incorporating architectural renovations, upgrading of mechanical systems, new lighting and security systems. [+]
New York Construction's "Best of 2008" Award for Best Transit Project went to the Myrtle-Wyckoff Complex Rehabilitation in Brooklyn, NY. [+]
A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale, NY plans to replace the existing facility with a brand new building as seen in this rendering courtesy of NK Architects. NK Architects selected VJ Associates to estimate the cost of this innovative project. [+]
VJ Associates completed a rigorous, high-tech project for HDR Architecture - Brookhaven National Lab's new National Synchrotron Light Source II. We performed cost estimating and value engineering services, and reconciled the estimate with the Construction Manager. [+]
New York Construction's "Best of 2008" Award of Merit for Best Green Project went to the National Audubon Society Home Office in New York, NY. [+]
New Orlean's Charity Hospital has been the forefront of healthcare since 1939. Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, it was determined that this historic hospital should be shuttered and abandoned as a medical facility. [+]

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