JMC was engaged to provide multi-disciplinary permitting, site design and construction administration services for Project Renew – a major renovation of the Pepsico Corporate Headquarters in the Town/Village of Harrison, New York. World-renowned for its mid-20th century modern design by Edward Durrell Stone and also for the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens, designed by E.D. Stone, Jr. and later expanded by famed garden designer M. Russell Page.
The project’s completion was timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the formation of PepsiCo. Not long after the 1965 merger of Pepsi and Frito-Lay, the new company relocated from New York City to the former site of the Blind Brook Polo Club in the hamlet of Purchase, NY.
JMC became involved in the project in the early stages of the Master Plan for the revitalization and future development of the property. Our services included: topographic and boundary survey of the entire 150-plus acre site and surrounds; assistance in the preparation of the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements; coordination of Site Plan, Steep Slopes and Wetland Permits in cooperation with the project’s long-time land use attorneys McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt; design and engineering for the renovation and expansion of parking facilities, grading, drainage and utilities upgrades.
Another major component of the project was the complete renovation of the central courtyard. Working with internationally acclaimed garden designer François Goffinet as consulting Landscape Architect, JMC designed the renovation and replacement of all paving, walks, steps, drainage and site features within the courtyard to meet current requirements while respecting the intent and vision of the original design.
JMC provided the following services: