Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of the 2014 Building Brooklyn Awards

May 6, 2014

Winning Projects Represent Wide Variety of Neighborhoods

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Carlo A. Scissura today announced the winners of the 2014 Building Brooklyn Awards. Now in its fourteenth year, the Building Brooklyn Awards recognizes recently completed construction and renovation projects that enrich Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods and economy. Thirteen projects in a variety of categories will receive awards this year in a ceremony that will take place on July 23 at Weylin B. Seymour’s in the beautifully restored Williamsburgh Savings Bank building in Williamsburg, which won one of this year’s awards. The announcement was made at the Only Brooklyn Real Estate Summit at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

“Brooklyn is a place where people want to try out new designs and new find inventive ways to face the unique challenges of building in an urban environment,” said Chamber President Carlo A. Scissura “Brooklyn’s reputation for creativity and design is one of the reasons that people want to come here to work, play and live. These awards represent the very best Brooklyn has to offer in a variety of disciplines and we congratulate all the winners for designing and building interesting projects that enhance the Brooklyn’s communities and quality of life.”

“The range in geography and building uses of this year’s winners reflect the diversity and vitality of Brooklyn,” said Denise Arbesu, Senior Vice President at Citibank and Chamber Board of Directors Chair . “We look forward to celebrating with them on July 23,” 

“These projects represent the complete partnership from a wide variety of individuals- from residents and neighbors to architects and engineers,” said Ofer Cohen, President of TerraCRG and Co-Chair of the Chamber’s Real Estate Committe. “The quality and integrity of the work that went into these projects is a reflection of the skill and ability of the development teams to not only create a viable economic paradigm but also the sensibility to balance the needs and desires of the entire community.” 

2014 Building Brooklyn Award Winners:

Arts and Culture

The Theater for a New Audience

Fort Greene

City of New York

Civic and Institutional

The Weeksville Heritage Center

Crown Heights

NYC Department of Design and Construction

Community Development

Coney Island Commons

Coney Island

Coney Island Commons LLC and The Kretchmer Companies LLC/ELM Mgmt.

Economic Development

Liberty View Industrial Plaza

Sunset Park

Salmar Properties LLC


Pave Academy Charter School

Red Hook

Civic Builders

Historic Preservation

Williamsburgh Savings Bank


Driggs Broadway, LLC/Weylin B. Seymour


Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

Sunset Park

City of New York and Sims Municipal Recycling

Landscape and Open Space

Coney Island Comfort Stations

Coney Island

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, NYC Department of Design and Construction

Neighborhood Commercial  

Upreal Gaston LLC


Upreal Gaston, LLC





Residential Affordable

CAMBA Gardens


CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc.

Residential Mutli-Family

Gair No, 2


Two Trees Management Co.

The National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency

Whole Foods Market


WFM Properties Brooklyn, LLC

The BBA judging committee – comprised of architects, planners, government officials, economic development experts and business leaders – convened earlier this spring to select the winners from the nominated projects. To see pictures of the projects, visit and go to the Building Brooklyn Awards section of the website.