101 Spring Street


Judd Foundation

Square Footage
14,000 SF

Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Exterior Restoration Architect
Walter B. Melvin Architects, LLC

Donald Judd Home & Studio

Sciame was the Construction Manager responsible for the comprehensive and thorough restoration of 101 Spring Street, a 19th Century cast-iron building that is the residence of the late artist Donald Judd. The project is significant for the space it occupies in both the art and architecture worlds. It was here that Judd first developed his conceptions of permanently installed art. Similarly, as the only remaining single use building in SoHo, the 1871 building has often been referred to as the “crown-jewel” of New York’s cast iron architecture.

The restoration consisted of a meticulous removal of each of the 1,300 pieces of cast iron for off-site refurbishment at one of the few remaining cast iron specialists in North America. The entire structure was sequentially and temporarily braced while critical waterproofing elements were installed. Subsequently the refurbished cast iron pieces, along with new historically accurate windows, were installed then sealed and painted to match the iconic battleship grey color.

The interior preservation and renovation included new foundation walls and steel structure in the cellar to create the offices for the Judd Foundation. New structure was added throughout the project to stabilize existing conditions. Sciame worked collaboratively with the curators and conservators throughout the course of construction as new MEP/FP systems were carefully threaded through the historic interior. A chiller, generator, and emergency exhaust fans were added to the newly reinforced roof. The project was substantially completed in December 2012 and the original artifacts and artwork were reinstalled in the Spring of 2013.

Project Awards

April 25, 2019

Architizer A+Awards
Architecture +Art

April 24, 2019

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York
Engineering Excellence Gold Award – Building/Technology Systems

April 24, 2019

Chicago Athenaeum
American Architecture Award

April 24, 2019

The Preservation League of New York State
Excellence in Historic Preservation Award

April 24, 2019

AIANY Design Awards for Architecture
Honor Award

April 24, 2019

Municipal Art Society of New York
MASterworks Best Historical Restoration Award

April 24, 2019

ENR New York – Best of 2013
Specialty Contracting

April 24, 2019

New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center - Under Construction 🚧 October 2021 🏗 🚧

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September Update: 131 Duane Street. More progress over at 131 Duane Street - 🚧
Project Team:
Client: New York Residence Inc. Architect: @jonathanschlossarchitect 📹: @aaronthompsonphoto #nyc #underconstruction #jobsite #constructionworker #131Duane_sciame

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