Creativity, attention to detail and a deep knowledge of the art of design and sustainability are hallmarks of our award winning design-build architectural team. Our LEED®-accredited architects design to meet not only the architectural and aesthetic needs of our clients, but constructability, scheduling and budgetary requirements as well. Our design-build roots have allowed us to develop expertise in the entire building process and in a wide variety of project types, resulting in a vast portfolio of commercial, academic, industrial, medical and retail space.

Projects typically begin with a preliminary agreement to provide schematic design, budgeting, design development and municipal approvals. The benefit to this is that at the conclusion, our client has a plan, a guaranteed price and an approved project. We handle all board presentations and meetings, relieving our clients of wasted evenings and needless frustration. Services provided during this early stage include: coordination of surveys, environmental audits, wetland determination, site design, drainage studies, environmental impact statements, code reviews, zoning analyses and traffic studies.

In keeping with our integrated approach, VIP architectural services include complete interior design assistance. Our staff coordinates the selection of finish materials, color schemes, furnishings and window treatments. From preliminary site concept to the wall hangings in the reception area, VIP architects provide a truly comprehensive package of services.

VIP Architectural Associates, PLLC is a Certified New York State Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

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Encompassing an entire block of Main Street, the VIP team revitalized this historic 19th Century factory into a mixed-use building offering 50 residential units and 41,000 SF of commercial and dedicated non-profit space.

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Pro Forma Analysis: Our architects modified the owner’s original floor plan to increase the number of residential units, thus generating greater rental income.

engineering

VIP’s team of engineers developed cost-effective systems that are efficient, easy to maintain and provide greater life-cycle cost value over time.

construction

VIP’s team utilized a “non-cookie-cutter” approach that kept construction costs minimized while being sensitive to the practicalities and costs of property management post-completion.

development

VIP’s team was instrumental in helping the developer obtain historic tax credits necessary for project award.

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Crescent Commons

Encompassing an entire block of Main Street, the VIP team revitalized this historic 19th Century factory into a mixed-use building ▶ Encompassing an entire block of Main Street, the VIP team revitalized this historic 19th Century factory into a mixed-use building offering 50 residential units and 41,000 SF of commercial and dedicated non-profit space.

architecture

Crescent Commons

Architecture

Pro Forma Analysis: Our architects modified the owner’s original floor plan to increase the number of residential units, thus generating greater rental income.

engineering

Crescent Commons

engineering

VIP’s team of engineers developed cost-effective systems that are efficient, easy to maintain and provide greater life-cycle cost value over time.

construction

Crescent Commons

construction

VIP’s team utilized a “non-cookie-cutter” approach that kept construction costs minimized while being sensitive to the practicalities and costs of property management post-completion.

development

Crescent Commons

development

VIP’s team was instrumental in helping the developer obtain historic tax credits necessary for project award.


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Project Details


Delivery Method:  Design-Build
Owner:  Yaman Realty | Housing Visions
Total Size:  150,000 SF

This adaptive re-use project brings new life to the historic Crescent Corset factory, a historic 1920’s brick building that encompasses an entire block of Main Street in Cortland. The renovated mixed-use facility features 50 market-rate and affordable residential units with amenities including a lounge, exercise room and private courtyard. The ground floor provides 41,000 SF of commercial space.

On this design-build project, VIP’s team collaborated together, working seamlessly to provide the clients with a high quality and efficient design within their construction budget. VIP’s team utilized a “non-cookie-cutter” approach that kept construction costs minimized while being sensitive to practicalities and costs of property management post completion.

VIP’s team was instrumental in helping secure grant funding for the developer in order to obtain historic tax credits necessary for project award. Crescent Commons is a partnership between a Cortland-based real estate developer and Housing Visions, a Syracuse-based nonprofit, with grant support from Empire State Development, National Grid and the City of Cortland.

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