Academy Place Apartments

Corning, NY

Corning Free Academy was originally constructed in the early 1900’s. Until June of 2013, Corning Free Academy was home to middle school students from the Corning Painted Post Central School District. Under a district implemented consolidation plan Corning Free Academy was to be closed at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. MSP Realty purchased the property and Purcell Construction converted the historic building into 58 apartments in a mix of one, two and three bedrooms apartments. Common areas for resident use include a clubhouse, a fitness center, gymnasium, and lounge space scattered throughout the building. Now known as Academy Place, this building is an iconic structure in Corning’s Downtown Restoration.

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Johnson-Schmidt & Associates, Architects

Korwek Family Dental

Expanded medical office building near Washington Street with a new suite including waiting area, reception area, children’s play area, and dental exam rooms.

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River Hospital, New MOB & Existing Building Renovations

Renovations for River Hospital, including a new Medical Office Building, renovations to the existing hospital, and site improvements, with funding from the NYS Department of Health.

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Watertown Savings Bank

The new Clayton Branch of Watertown Savings Bank, featuring a two-story building with drive-through teller lanes, offices, and a conference room, after demolishing the old branch.

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Purcell effectively managed this project with a dedicated team of professional leaders, managers and staff. From design to execution to completion, their work ethic, quality control and safety programs, management of subcontractors and meeting scheduled milestones is reflected in the overall success of the project.