Empire Outlets New York City

Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP); fire protection; information technology (IT); audiovisual; and security services for this new mixed-use development as part of the Staten Island redevelopment.


  • Size: 1,300,000 square feet
  • Client/Owner: BFC Partners, EWB Development, Casandra Properties
  • Architect: SHoP architects
  • Completion Date: 2019


The project includes 725,000 square feet of core and shell retail, 115,000 square feet of hotel, and 460,000 square feet of below-grade parking. The vast area of this project posed many challenges for the MEP design because systems needed to be distributed over long distances. As a result, the team used horizontally-based systems. The project also uses an above-ground electrical transformer station, rather than an installed vault beneath the sidewalk, which would have required a more unique MEP design.

Images courtesy of SHoP Architects