Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

Kohler Ronan, LLC

93 Lake Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Phone: 203-778-1017
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Contact: Caroline Russo

Kohler Ronan, LLC Consulting Engineers is a multi-disciplined firm dedicated to providing exceptional Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Technology engineering design services. From our offices in Danbury, CT and New York, NY, our team of 50+ professionals collaborate with prominent architectural firms on a wide array of regional and nationally recognized project assignments. Commissions include those for world renowned Museums, Fine and Performing Arts Centers, as well as prestigious Universities, state-of-the-art Educational facilities, Luxury Residences and Recreation establishments, and Corporate and Municipal buildings. Additionally, we have the privilege of designing specialty systems for Landmark sites and historically significant buildings across the country. We are proud to be a member firm of the CT Trust for Historic Preservation. Kohler Ronan is proud of its extensive expertise and innovative approach in the field of Sustainable Design and is a member of the US Green Building Council. Over a dozen of our engineers are LEED Accredited Professionals. Within our portfolio of completed projects are several LEED Certified facilities across all levels including LEED Gold and LEED Platinum. We also completed a net-zero educational facility an at CT independent school. Founded in 1998, the firm is owned and operated by four partners representing over 90 years of combined industry experience. In addition, our highly skilled design and technical teams are committed to delivering engineering excellence and creative solutions to each and every project across the major disciplines. A strong teamwork ethic empowers each member to achieve both individual and team objectives. At Kohler Ronan, “Engineering Excellence and Client Partnering” is our goal. To this end, the firm strives to not only meet, but exceed client expectations. We have a successful history of providing innovative, reliable and energy-efficient engineering and design services, combined with unsurpassed client service. In all projects, we attempt to minimize the engineering impact and maintain the integrity of architecture. By examining each project from the client‘s point of view, and via effective communication, we assist our clients in making informed project decisions. The result is a portfolio of successful projects and numerous long-term client relationships.

Kohler Ronan Historic Site Restoration and Renovation Experience includes the following: All Saints Church, Historic Church Restoration & Renovations, Dorchester, MA. This historic church dates back to 1892 and was the first church designed by notable architect Ralph Adams Cram. The project is 36 CFR 67. American Museum of Natural History, Multiple Projects, New York NY Hall of Human Origins, 77th Street Façade, Roosevelt Rotunda, Central Park West Entrance, Rose Center for Earth and Space Brown University, John Hay Library Renovations, Providence, RI The John Hay Library dates back to 1910 when it was built on the Providence Campus of Brown. Designed by Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge Architects and dating back to 1910, the facility was partially funded by Andrew Carnegie and was the library was the first dedicated library building on campus. Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Renovation to Historic Municipal Building, Washington, CT 3-story wood and masonry building in historic Washington, CT Century Association, Private Club Renovations, New York, NY The Century Association is housed in a landmark 1891 McKim, Mead & White Beaux-Arts building. Convent of the Sacred Heart School, James Burden & Otto Kahn Mansions, New York, NY Burden Mansion: Completed in 1905 to the designs of New York's Whitney Warren, it is perhaps the best example of the Beaux Arts in NYC. Kahn Mansion: Bought from Andrew Carnegie in 1914, it is attributed to architects J. Armstrong Stenhouse and C.P.H. Gilbert. The house was "modeled" after the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome. CT National Guard Military Working Dog Facility, Renovations to historic facility, Newtown, CT Fairfield University, Bellarmine Hall Museum, Fairfield, CT Conversion of 1920s basement into gallery space for artwork on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway Theater Study & Renovations, New York, NY Designed in 1912 by Ingalls & Hoffman and named in 1983 for the “First Lady of American Theater”. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Multiple Projects, New York, NY The Gothic Revival building was designed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Projects include: Costume Institute, Tisch and Cantor Galleries, Wrightsman Galleries, David H. Koch Plaza, Cloisters, Venetian Galleries, Instrument Storage, PBX Room, Members Lounge, ABC Skylights, Stairmelt. Watson Library, Long-term Feasibility Study, Infrastructure Master Plan and numerous other projects New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch & Historic Schwarzman Building Renovations, New York, NY Carrère & Hastings was selected to design and construct the new library, but before construction could begin, two years were spent dismantling the exiting reservoir and preparing the site. The cornerstone was finally laid in place on November 10, 1902. At the formal dedication in 1916, the building was regarded as the apex of Beaux-Arts design. Ridgefield Public Library, Renovations & Addition to historic library, Ridgefield, CT University of Virginia, Jefferson Rotunda Restoration, Charlottesville, VA Originally designed by Thomas Jefferson in the early 1850’s, the project is both SHPO & 36 CFR 67 compliant. Yale University, Multiple Projects, New Haven, CT Projects Include: President’s House, Gustave Stoeckel Hall, Norfolk Music Shed, Office of the Provost, Hill House, Yale Bowl Gustave Stoeckel Hall: The 1897 Venetian Gothic building, designed by Grosvenor Atterbury President’s House: The building, originally built in 1871 for Henry Farnam, was acquired by Yale in 1934 and three years later reconstructed in a Georgian Revival style with architects Kimball & Husted. It is a contributing structure within the Hillhouse Ave. National Historic District. Yale Bowl: Built in 1914, the Yale Bowl was the largest ampitheater built since the Roman Colosseum and is the nation’s second oldest stadium of its kind.

Kohler Ronan has a great appreciation for architecture, and whether historic or modern,we view our role of consulting engineers to provide the necessary engineering systems in a way which enhances rather than detracts from the space or its function. We particularly enjoy preservation projects because of the challenges that are inherent in such projects. Kohler Ronan's team is quite capable of designing sophisticated systems when part of the project team from day one and when systems space is generous, as are budgets. And we do just that on countless projects. But even more rewarding than that is to engage ourselves and roll up our sleeves when tackling how to best serve historic sites. How can we add value and deliver the best in engineering design when working within often limited spaces subject to additional rules and regulations applicable to historic or landmark buildings? Additionally, the historical significance of these landmark spaces is not lost on our team. We are intrigued by the building's history, its past and present occupants, as well as in how engineering systems were designed in the applicable period. Our team finds great reward in contributing services and expertise which result in the preservation of a building, facility, or site that can be enjoyed by future generations.