After years of flooding, the owners of this 1920s yacht club decided to lift the structure and repair the existing foundations and first floor structure. During design, Superstorm Sandy occurred and further damaged the existing structure. The design was subsequently revised to lift the structure up and out of the new FEMA flood elevation.
Steel was threaded through the 110 foot by 65 foot historic building to support the structure as it was lifted, moved off its foundations, and temporarily relocated on the site. New pile foundations were installed and the existing building was lifted up over 10 feet to exceed the new FEMA flood elevation requirements and moved back to its original location.
Silman also worked with other members of the design and construction team on renovations within the existing structure and a new adjacent addition.