Plumber’s Union Local 1 Headquarters
The Plumbers Union, in Long Island City, NY, is a perfect example of how ENV fulfilled all aspects of their client’s vision for a new headquarters. Starting by repurposing the former Continental Looseleaf Building into a space for meetings, private offices, negotiations and union assemblies, the original building needed to be stripped down to its original steel skeleton structure before it could be repurposed for this nonprofit’s new home.
Drawing upon the timeless qualities of water as design inspiration, this LEED Certified building was designed and created using the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, which allowed for enhanced coordination when it came to architectural design, engineering, project management and interior design.
The interior features a sculpted timeline depicting historical events and significant members and contributions in plumbing. In addition, ENV designed a green roof for the structure which is now a blueberry farm.