Project data sheet

New York State Psychiatric Institute – Kolb Building, Emergency Power Upgrades

New York, NY



New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI)
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY

Dormitory Authority of New York (DASNY)
515 Broadway
Albany, NY

DiGeronimo PC prepared site planning studies and created the architectural designs for multiple site locations.  The project was to provide facilities for emergency power at New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYPSI) under contract with the Dormitory Authority of New York (DASNY.)


DiGeronimo prepared site planning studies at six locations.  The first proposed location was examined for street level and rejected because the building would intrude into zoning setbacks.  The final site location chosen was to the side and underneath the NYPI building, on top of rock by the access ramp from the West Side Highway to the George Washington Bridge.


DiGeronimo prepared architectural construction contract documents for the final design selected of a structure comprising four levels.  Building levels included:  switch gear, generator, radiator, and access.  DiGeronimo designed the buildings in metal frame with a masonry veneer.  In addition to the exterior design, DiGeronimo prepared interior layouts for the electrical room and all bus duct locations.