88 on Elm Street Transformation

88 on Elm Street Transformation

Rochester, New York
United States
88 Elm

TYLin provided a full suite of design and structural engineering services to transform a vacant 14-story office building into a high-end mixed-use development in Rochester, New York.

TYLin helped guide the project from its inception, providing conceptual studies, renderings, elevations, and floor plans for project approval from the City of Rochester. Following the property transfer, TYLin provided complete design services, including architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil/site, and code compliance. 

The 88 on Elm Street Transformation resulted in a sleek, contemporary structure that overlooks Rochester’s new Midtown public plaza. The development includes luxury apartments, retail space, and two floors of commercial office space on the penthouse levels, with a roof deck as a building-wide social amenity. 

Project Highlights: 

  • TYLin’s design replaced the brick façade and narrow windows on the west and south sides with a full-height glass curtain wall to provide dramatic views. 
  • A new tunnel connection provides an interior pedestrian connection between the basement and the adjacent Midtown Parking Garage. 
  • Energy-efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems were designed, along with new plumbing and electrical infrastructure and life-safety systems.


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