The Poppenhusen Institute was built in 1868 during the Victorian era in an Italianate style. The Institute is a community facility providing activities and various programs for the community of College Point, Queens, NY. VBA accessed the buildings’ existing conditions and created a plan for rehabilitating the building in different phases. The interior finishes, exterior envelope, ADA compliance, infrastructure, and public safety issues were all surveyed and evaluated. The scope of work was prioritized and cost estimates were provided for each item. VBA was also commissioned to design an ADA upgrade for the historic building, integrating an ADA elevator, exterior ADA entrance, ADA bathroom, period style lighting, and Auditorium egress into the historic fabric.