AIA GOLD MEDAL Award WINNER: The Seamen's Church Institute
While Clawson Architects is best known for residential work, we will also consider institutional work. Seamen's Church Institute was an extremely successful project, garnering the attention of our peers. To learn more about Clawson Architects' other institutional work, please contact us.
Each year, some 60,000 mariners, truckers, port workers and visitors utilize the Seamen's Church Institute International Seafarers Center in the Port of Newark, New Jersey. The original building, built in 1960, received an addition in 1989. In 2005 Clawson Architects was retained to design a complete gut renovation and addition. Our relationship with 'SCI' continues to this day. We have designed their new headquarters at Trinity Place and assisted with other design challenges and have been retained again to work on a feasibility study for a new project they are considering.
This project demonstrated our ability to navigate complex organizations: the Port Authority of Newark and New York, the City of Newark, the Department of Homeland Security and others. It was presented at the NYC AIA Speed Presentations for Projects for Non-for-Profit Organizations, and was the recipient of an AIA Gold Medal for Design. To learn more about Clawson Architects' other institutional work, please contact us.
A center of spiritual solace or a welcoming refuge for seamen and truckers who at times are many miles or months away from home, the new facility allows visitors to enjoy the comforts of SCI's newly renovated 18,000 square-foot International Seafarers' Center. The new center has many of the old favorite spaces and a few new ones, including its chapel, health club, conference rooms, internet lounge, recreation lounge, communication center, soccer fields and showers.
Clawson Architects was selected by the New York City American Institute of Architects to present their work with the Seamen's Church Institute in a meeting on projects Not-For-Profit clients.
We continue to work with SCI on this building as well as their headquarters at Trinity Place and other design challenges and space planning challenges that arise. Most recently, we have been retained to work with them again on a feasibility study for a new project they are considering.
Our relationship with 'SCI' continues to this day. We have designed their new headquarters at Trinity Place in New York City a few years back and assisted with other design and space planning issues as they come up. Recently, we have been retained again to work on a feasibility study for a new project they are considering for 2018.
To learn more about Clawson Architects' other institutional work, please contact us.
Please visit The Seamen’s Church Institute website for information about both the Port Newark Seafarer’s Center and their broader mission.