Van Cortlandt Library

VVA was hired by the developer Enclave for NYPL to serve as the Owner Representative/project manager for the complex and complicated repositioning of a 6,500 SF vacant building, transforming it into a public library.

The repositioning included full structural reinforcement, fa├žade replacement, MEPS overhaul, and a new roof structure and membrane which was raised to create a public reading room. The interior was designed, constructed, and finished to serve various needs of the community with meeting spaces and programming. The conversion efforts also required remedying existing complicated DOB classification and filing issues which VVA championed, avoiding schedule impact. Despite challenges, VVA successfully managed an aggressive schedule and complex budget using multiple funding streams and delivered the project on time and budget. VVA also managed construction logistics to mitigate impact on area residents and community.

VVA Scope of Services

Project Management


Cost Management





Not For Profit


New York


Van Cortlandt Library