Yeshiva Ohr Hatorah
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Yeshiva Ohr Hatorah

780 Vassar Avenue

 Project Overview

Original Structure:

40,000 Sf open warehouse


Project Goal:

• two story school building, block and steel construction

• extensive site work

• new utility installation



"Can we add another floor?"

Halfway through the gut renovation, the clients approached Abe Auerbach with a somewhat bizarre request. They had found a potential tenant to lease the second floor of the new school building, which would be a financial boon. There was just one little hitch. The original plans only called for one story, and the project was halfway through.

Never one to turn down a challenge, Abe went back to the drawing board- quite literally- and had the architect update all the plans, including the addition of an elevator. Within days, the Regency team was operating  on the updated timetable, ordering additional materials and HVAC units, and reconfiguring utility lines.

Only one detail was left unchanged; the final deadline. New floor or not, school was scheduled to start in mid-August and the building would have to be ready. And it was, less than five months after tractor touched ground!