NEW YORK Gene Kaufman Architect has been selected by the McSam Hotel Group as the architect for a 36-story, 270-room four-star hotel at 33 Beekman St. in Lower Manhattan. The project will feature exterior glass elevators that provide views of the plaza and the river, four floors of common facilities and amenities, including restaurants, meeting rooms, spa and fitness center. Gene Kaufman Architect P.C., 525 Broadway, New York City 10012; McSam Hotel Group, 13 Mayflower Pl., Floral Park 11001. DR #08-844030.
OHIO Modular Genetics has recently received job-creation tax credit and will go forward with plans to build a bio-refinery in Dublin. Phase one of a two-phase, $175.5-million project includes creating a pilot-scale biorefinery and phase two will involve construction of a full-scale biorefinery and acquisition of machinery and equipment. The project is expected to create 130 positions within three years of the initial operation of phase two. Modular Genetics Inc., 325 Vassar St., Cambridge, Mass. 02139.