Gateway Commons

Ithaca, NY

Ryan-Biggs provided the structural design for a new mixed-use, retail and housing project in downtown Ithaca. The building includes 25 units of housing and two retail units and is situated in an exceptional location between the downtown city and one of Ithaca’s gorges, Six Mile Creek. This six-story structure utilizes reinforced concrete masonry walls for gravity and lateral loads and precast hollow core concrete plank for the floor and roof structures. Steel framing was integrated with the masonry walls to support projected window seats, sunshades, and a curtain wall system. The project received a Silver LEED rating from the United States Green Building Council.