48: Stained-Glass | Trinity Church Wall Street

58m 15s |
In this episode, Cherise is joined by Jeffrey Murphy, Partner and Zach Poole, Senior Associate from Murphy Burnham & Buttrick, or MBB, Architects in New York City.

Jeff and Zach share their insights into restoring and renovating Trinity Church Wall Street at 89 Broadway, New York. The church is a designated historic landmark, built in 1846. This was the first large-scale renovation of the church in 60 years.

MBB’s mandate was to enhance and refocus the church’s role as a house of worship and a performing arts space. MBB balanced historic preservation techniques with modern infrastructure and accessibility requirements.

This project had unique challenges and opportunities:
Integrating modern infrastructure and technology into the historic context,
discovering hidden architectural elements during demo,
meticulous coordination with an extensive consultant team,
and much more!

Trinity Church Wall Street Project Team:
Trinity Church Wall Street (Client)
Design Team
MBB architects
Building Conservation Associates (Restoration Consultant)
AKF Engineers – (MEP & FA Engineers)
Silman (Structural Engineer)
Liberty Stained Glass Conservation, LLC (Stained Glass Restoration Consultant)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Stained Glass Expert)
Melanie Freundlich Lighting Design LLC (Lighting Designer)
Auerbach Pollock Friedlander (Theatrical Lighting Consultant)
Threshold Acoustics LLC (Acoustic Consultant)
Organ Consultant – Johnathon Ambrosino (Organ Design Consultant)
Orgelbau Glatter-Götz - GGO Orgelbau GmbH (Organ Designer and Fabricator)
Richards, Fowkes & CO (Organ Designer and Fabricator)
Kirkegaard Acoustic Design LLC (Organ Acoustical Consultant)
Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC (AV/IT Consultant)
Langan (Civil, Geotechnical Consultant)
Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C. (Landscape Architect)
Joan H. Geismar, Ph.D. (Site Archaeologist Consultant)
Eckersley O’Callaghan & Ptrs, LLC (Structural Glass Design Consultants)
Marrion Fire & Risk Consulting PE, LLC (Fire Risk / Safety Consultant)
William Dailey and Associates (Code and Zoning Consultant)

Contractor Team
Sciame Construction, LLC (Construction Manager)
B&G Electric (Electrical Contractor)
ICC, Integrated Conservation Contracting (Masonry Restoration Contractors)
Evergreene Architectural Arts (Historic Artwork Conservation Contractors)
Strauss-Creative Finishes, Inc. /Craftekt(Historic Millwork Restoration Contractor)
Rugo Stone (Stone Restoration Contractor)
Vespa Stone (Stone and Tile Contractor)
Rambusch (Custom Lighting Contractor)
Femenella & Associates (Stained Glass Installation Contractors)
Clagnan Stained Glass Studio (Stained Glass Restoration Contractor)
Northeast Stained Glass (Stained Glass Restoration Contractor)
Tom Denny Stained Glass (Stained Glass Designer)
Stained Glass Bronze Frame Fabricator- Keith Barley
Serpentino Stained Glass (Stained Glass Restoration Contractor)
Zepsa Industries (New Millwork Contractor)
Keck Group (Pew Restoration Contractor)
Seele (Glass Awning Fabricator)
John Canning & Co. (Historic Paint Conservation Contractor)
John Tiedemann Inc. (Plaster and Paint Restoration Contractor)
Long Island Concrete (Concrete Contractor)
Maspeth (Steel Contractor)
Robinson Iron (Cast Iron Restoration Contractor)
Tatti Art Conservation (Metal Conservation Contractor)
Alpine construction & landscaping (Landscape Contractor)


Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT  image
Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT
Senior Spec Writer | RDH Building Science
Jeff Murphy, FAIA, LEED AP image
Jeff Murphy, FAIA, LEED AP
Partner | Murphy Burnham & Buttrick
Zach Poole, AIA image
Zach Poole, AIA
Senior Associate | Murphy Burnham & Buttrick