LaBella Associates in partnership with the UB Regional Institute Regional Institute created redevelopment concepts for the Niagara Falls Opportunity Area (also referred to as the Brownfield Opportunity Area, NOA, Buffalo Avenue Industrial Corridor, and/or Corridor) - the historic heart of manufacturing in the city.
The draft master plan recommended the development, redevelopment and repurposing of property at sites throughout the corridor including the intersection of Hyde Park and Buffalo Avenue; the Adams Transformer Plant; Niagara Falls Boulevard; and the upper Niagara River waterfront. The vision for the project is to take the currently vacant and underutilized parcels and create places for people to live, work and play.
My role was to lead the design team for developing the approved sketches of the masterplan and the program into final 2d masterplan layout as well as 3d ariel perspective rendering for major target areas.
Early Childhood Center
The client hired us to do a typical small interior modification, but this turned into an interesting remodeling, new addition, and facade's improvements. my task was to prepare the design concept, including the 3d rendering, negotiation with the client and the contractor, as well as the construction documents for permit and construction. Even though the project was small but these small projects taught me that no matter how small a project is, I always enjoy and feel passionate about the work I do, because every project comes with its own challenges and lessons.
Senior Living Facility
Lydon Architecture provided architectural services, for the renovation and facade Improvement of Our Mother of Good Counsel Apartments in Blasdell, New York. Our Mother of Good Counsel Apartments is a 3-Story existing senior living facility which was built in 1987. The project involved the renovation and improvement of the front facade, while still maintaining essential utilities and the protection of the existing occupants for the 39 units. The work consisted of demolition, windows replacement with new energy efficient windows and insulation, and façade enhancement. In addition to this, Lydon Architecture renovated the main entrance and canopy with a new cladding and door replacement.
My role was to conduct an in-field survey and document all existing conditions, provide the front elevation with optional color scheme solutions and proposals for the main entrance using 2d and 3d rendering. In addition to this, I was involved in the owner’s review and discussion, preparing the construction documents and responding to contractor's queries.
Rehabilitation & Renewal
The Design for the new head quarter of Universal Shipping Company was awarded to Addar Alibia consulting office in 2010. The project is located on the eastern coastal road of Tripoli City. The client demanded a flexible, independent office block to house and meet the need of working spaces for various of the company departments and also parts of the projects areas can be used to rent to other companies, The building varies from 2 floors to 3 floors- with basement. The conceptual idea of the design was based on the combination of three building blocks to house various office space integrated together with a central open courtyard , and communicated with central stairs, lefts and a central entrance hall. The context was highly respected in the formation of the site plan. The building facades can be seen as a modern expression with traditional identity.
My role: Participation and presentation of Architectural program, conceptual design report and drawing presented to client . Modification during design process accordions to client demands and program. Leading the preparation of final architectural design stage.
Prototype Police Stations
Addar Alibia consulting office was commissioned to design three Prototype Police Stations building (City, Urban and Rural type) which will be placed in 22 locations all over Libya. Client gave a small brief & simple layouts for the plans. Addar Alibia developed detailed project programming with report for each type and pursued by architecture design proposals to achieve meets the three different types of these police stations. The overall form of these buildingbeside it's inspiration from local architectural languagewas afforded through a luxurious marble and granitefacades one concrete block, with a symmetric order in the main facade to respond to the Law and order of the institution but in the same time was integrated with the neighborhood as the institution serving the community.
This project was contracted with the Antiquity department, Ministry of Tourism of Libya. The project includes all stages; from site selection, facility programming, conceptual design ideas of the museum to the final architectural & engineering drawings and documents. The museum site is located in the archeological city of Cyrene (Shahat)in the green mountain and houses all archeological materials of the classical period of Greek and Roman time. the gross area of the project is
My role in this project was in the preliminary and detailed architecture design stages and to lead all stages including the preparation of construction documents.