Jamaica Armory Renovation

The Army National Guard Armory in Jamaica, Queens, has undergone a complete interior modernization and rehabilitation, along with repairs to an exterior masonry wall near Long Island Railroad tracks. CHA led the design effort to rehabilitate and expand the more than 180,000 SF multi-story facility including modifications for individuals with disabilities and anti-terrorism measures. With a $100 million construction budget, this fast-paced project was designed in under 18 months with bids that came in under budget.

The project includes a 41,000 SF Readiness Center addition and a 140,787 SF alteration of the National Guard Readiness Center and Vehicle Maintenance Shop that supports training, administrative, and logistical requirements. The Readiness Center includes a Vehicle Maintenance Facility supporting operational management, preventative maintenance, and scheduled repairs on all vehicles assigned to the facility. CHA provided program management, QA/QC, BIM coordination, permitting, utilities and railroad coordination, IT/security, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.

This armory plays an essential role in the readiness of the Army National Guard in the New York City metro region and is designed to meet industry standards, local, state, and federal building codes. Its useful life expectancy is a minimum of 50 years per the Department of Defense Unified Facility Code (UFC 1-200-02).

Project summary


$100 million construction budget.

50 yrs.

Building has a 50-year lifespan.

180K sf.

180,000 square feet of space.

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Frank Iuliano

Frank Iuliano
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Frank is a seasoned project manager with decades of experience in state, federal, municipal, and private industry projects, with a focus on security-related initiatives. He has successfully managed high-profile, multi-disciplinary building renovation projects for state agencies, skillfully leading diverse consultant teams to meet aggressive design and construction schedules. In his current role, Frank oversees mechanical and electrical staff.