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DF King

Designing the systems above the ceiling and behind the walls, with very little space to fit them

Slab-to-slab height can make a big difference in our design. On this project, we had lots of requirements for the ductwork, and very little space in which to work.

DF King’s space included a reception area, private offices, workstations, pantries, and a 1,000 sq. ft. data center, and new stairwell joining the three floors.

In order to fit all of the necessary equipment into the ceiling, we had to coordinate very closely with the architect in choosing locations for the lights, diffusers and ducts. We also had to be very thoughtful about the location of the existing and new sprinklers in the new staircase.

For the data center we designed two supplemental HVAC units, back-up power and a preaction system. All of these systems needed to fit in a limited space, but with a bit of creativity, we made it work.

Project Type
New York, NY
DCA Architects
Square Footage

Project Services

Electrical (Interiors)

Prepared electrical lighting drawings for fixture circuiting, specification and switching. Prepared power drawings with circuiting, panels, transformers, exit signs and emergency lighting.

Fire Alarm (Interiors)

Prepared drawings showing selections and locations for ADA compliant audible and visual fire alarm devices.

Fire Protection (Interiors)

Prepared drawings showing distribution piping and locations of sprinkler heads, preaction and/or FM 200 systems.

Mechanical (Interiors)

Designed HVAC systems including transfer fans, environmental requirements, controls and management systems.

Plumbing (Interiors)

Designed plumbing fixture locations and rough-in requirements.