THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM, THE MCKIM BUILDING
Owner: The Morgan Library & Museum
Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects
Location: New York, NY
Size: 16,000 SF
JFK&M performed an existing building survey of the electrical infrastructure at the landmark McKim Building at The Morgan Museum at Library, founded as the private library of J.P. Morgan including a review of the existing campus central facilities that serve the library.
The project scope covered a comprehensive condition assessment which noted any code violations and recommendations of remedial action; an assessment of the current condition of the existing electrical and lighting systems; and a review of the existing fire alarm system. The survey explored the existing capacity of the electrical infrastructure and its adequacy for the proposed programming options being developed. The team prepared several design solutions for the electrical systems based on the proposed programming options from the architect.
As a result of the study and to accommodate the replacement of all the lighting in the McKim building, JFK&M reconfigured the electrical infrastructure of the building. This infrastructure redesign and upgrade allowed for a new lighting scheme accenting the historic aspects of this landmark building, including all new lighting controls for optimum effect and energy conservation.