Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Tinkelman Architecture was chosen to lead the effort to relocate the Vassar College Bookstore to the former Juliet Theater, an off campus location in the heart of the Arlington Business District. The project required an adaptive redesign of the entire building including partially restoring its façade, updating its appearance, and reconfiguring utility services. TA developed a complete design solution, including lighting design using state of the art LED and lighting control systems, furniture and finish selection, coordination with the store fixtures and signage design. In addition to the design challenge, the project required an aggressive schedule for both design and construction. Tinkelman Architecture’s comprehensive role included assembling the design and construction team, validating the budget, schedule, and managing the approval process. This successful example of fast track, Integrated Project Delivery went from initial budget validation, through design to opening for business in 8 months.

©Vassar College/Karl Rabe