Casey and Porrello Funeral Parlor
Howard Beach, NY
Program: Commercial Renovation
Area: 1230 sf
Status: Design 2013
Casey & Porrello Funeral Parlor, a local family run business in Howard Beach, NY, was unfortunately flooded during Superstorm Sandy. Previously, the owners had hired Laura Heim to complete a zoning study for the property. After the business was flooded, the owner returned for consultations about possible new configurations of the interior; the entire ground floor needed to be rebuilt and furnished. After reviewing several options, the client decided to rebuild according to the original configuration. The finishes, lighting, and furniture layouts were studied in detail, and the final selections created a functional, clean and warm space for funeral services. The result is a welcoming and comfortable environment.