Our project at Bronx Community College was all about helping to retrofit the building by providing AMBICO’s Recessed Panel Doors & Frames. Since 1959 the Bronx campus has stood proudly in New York City but after more than 50 years it was in need of some touching up. And it’s amazing what some new technology can do to revive an older building.
There is nothing AMBICO enjoys more than the challenge presented by an architect when restoring and renovating historically significant buildings. Retaining the historical integrity of these community icons while incorporating state-of-the-art and performance rated products contributes to a sense of satisfaction. Completed installations like the one at Bronx Community College exemplify AMBICO living up to its billing as a world-class manufacturer of “specialized” door and frame products.
The Bronx Community College of The City University of New York is a community college located in the University Heights neighborhood of The Bronx. It is part of the City University of New York system.
AMBICO was hired to assist with a retrofit of this educational facility, providing our Recessed Panel Doors and Frames. The building has stood proudly in New York City since 1957 but, after more than 50 years, it was in need of some touching up.
AMBICO supplied twelve 16-gauge, seamless edge, recessed panel doors and six 14-gauge double frames. Eight decorative doors were ordered with two panels and four decorative doors were ordered with four panels. In the photo you see here, there is a steel recessed panel transom. However, not all doors for this building were ordered with steel transoms, some were provided with glazing to match the panel design.
Each panel is individually manufactured and then recessed deeply into the door face to create a prominent “shadow” around the perimeter of each rectangular panel. In addition, the panel sizes have been customized in quantity and shape to meet the unique job requirements of this project. The wonderful thing about this decorative style is that it integrates an “old-world” recessed panel motif with modern security materials and up-to-date insulating products. It’s remarkable to see what a bit of new technology can do to revive an older structure.
Our Recessed Panel Doors offer a unique, modern solution to a timeworn problem. AMBICO thrives on helping buildings regain their former glory so that they can continue to stand proud for years to come!