Upper West Side canopy facade and amenity


Project Name: Upper West Side
Canopy Façade and Amenity
Date: 2016
Size: 5,625 SF

Steven Kratchman Architect P.C.
23 Warren Street, Store 9
New York, New York 10007

A Degree of Freedom
153 West 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Edwards and Zuck Consulting Engineering
315 Park Avenue South
College Point, New York 11356


Situated in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the 11-story Willard Hotel – originally designed by Ralph S. Townsend and built around 1902 – fell under the jurisdiction of the Landmarks Preservation Commission and had previously been converted into 60 rental apartments. SKAPC was tapped to refurbish the building’s one, two- and three-bedroom units; entrance lobby; gym; and business center. The project transformed the asset into a 52-unit luxury apartment building, rebranded as “The Willard.” Work involved the reinstallation of an historic exterior fencing which was meticulously re-constructed using carefully researched photographs of the original hotel. SKAPC maintained much of the asset’s original details throughout, and the project garnered the support of Manhattan Community Board 7 and several major historic preservation groups. The renovated lobby features a seating area and reception desk which leads to the newly designed modern amenities area comprising a gym, kitchen, and business lounge/center. Each luxury apartment was individually designed.

Photography provided by Stella Management Group.