Liberty Island Pavilion

Acheson Doyle Partners provided Conceptual Design through Construction Administration services for the retail pavilion on Liberty Island, the first new construction on the island since it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Featuring a naturally lit retail space at the eastern end of outdoor dining terrace, restrooms and administrative offices, the pavilion provides a strong reference point for the 3 million visitors who come to the island each year, while still deferring to the Statue of Liberty as the island’s focal point. The building achieved LEED Platinum Certification by incorporating features such as a high-performance building envelope, low-E insulating windows and glass, and a reflective roof surface for cooling. A geothermal well is used for ground source heating and cooling. Rainwater harvesting, occupancy sensors and low-flow faucets and toilets contribute to the sustainability of the pavilion. The client was Liberty Island’s Concessionaire; design approval by the National Park Service and the NY State Historic Preservation Office was required. JGA was the client’s Retail Design consultant.


New York, NY


6,500 sf




Featured, Commercial