Awards Ceremony to be Held August 1 at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s winners of the 2018 Building Brooklyn Awards (BBA). Now, in its eighteenth year, the Building Brooklyn Awards recognizes recently completed construction and renovation projects that enrich Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods and economy. The eleven projects receiving honors represent a great combination of large and small, public and private domains that really run the gamut of how development shapes Brooklyn. This year’s award ceremony will take place on August 1 at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
“It’s great to see the variety of thoughtful projects making up this year’s mix of winners,” said Acting Chamber President Rick Russo. “From a free-standing Pre-K, to the unique 325 Kent at the Domino Sugar complex, to the tallest building in Brooklyn – residential high-rise the Hub – Brooklyn’s real estate landscape is truly a force in the world. These awards represent the very best of Brooklyn’s design and build community and we congratulate all the winners for their innovative and impactful work which adds to the quality of life for all Brooklynites.”
In addition to awarding 11 projects, BBA will recognize two leaders who have played an instrumental role in the renaissance of Brooklyn. Jeffrey E. Levine, Founder and Chairman of Douglaston Development LLC, has directed the new construction and rehabilitation of thousands of residential units, including both affordable and luxury housing, student housing, hotels, senior living, health care facilities and millions of square feet of commercial retail, office and institutional space. Kenneth D. Daly, Chief Operating Officer for National Grid’s US Electric business, leads the delivery of safe, reliable electricity service to 3.3 million customers across New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. For the past 7 years, Mr. Daly was the President & Chief Operating Officer of the New York business of National Grid. Both men have received numerous awards during their long careers and are active in numerous civic and educational activities.
The event which was attended by 500 guests last year, is made possible by presenting sponsors National Grid, for which the energy efficiency award is named; and Terra CRG, a real estate brokerage and advisory firm focused solely on Brooklyn commercial transactions.
2018 Building Brooklyn Award Winners:
Historic Restoration158 Clifton ResidenceOwner: Sawkill Lumber/ Alan SolomanArchitect: Paul A. Castrucci ArchitectBuilder: Blue Line ConstructionSustainability Consultant: Right Environments
EducationDistrict 20 Pre-K CenterOwner/ Developer:NYC School Construction AuthorityArchitect: Doban ArchitectureBuilder: Citnalta ConstructionStructural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLPMEP Engineer: IAQ SystemsCivil Engineer: Yu & AssociatesAcoustic Design: Longman LindseyFood Service Design: Romano GatlandElevator Consultant: Iros Elevator Design Services LLCCost Estimator: VJ Associates
Open SpaceBrooklyn Bridge Park Boat HouseOwner/ Developer: Brooklyn Bridge ParkArchitect: Architecture Research OfficeLandscape Architect:Michael Van Valkenburgh AssociatesBuilder: PJS GroupStructural Engineer:LERA Consulting Structural EngineersMEP Engineer: Altieri Sebor WieberCivil Engineer: Sherwood Design EngineersGeotechnical Engineer: Mueser RutledgeLighting Consultant: Tillett Lighting Design, Inc.Acoustical Consultant:Cerami & Associates, Inc.Envelope Consultant: Simpson Gumpertz & HegerLEED Consultant: YR&GCode Consultant: Jensen Hughes
RetailSupreme StoreOwner: SupremeArchitect: Neil Logan, ArchitectBuilder: John Petrocelli ConstructionDesigner: Studio Christian Wassmann
National Grid Award for Energy EfficiencyIl CentroOwner/Developer:Federation of Italian American OrganizationsArchitect: GenslerBuilder: D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Residential: Single FamilyPorcHouseOwner: Margarita McGrathArchitect: noroof architectsBuilder: Great Will 88 Contracting, Inc.Engineer: Celin Munoz Consulting EngineersMEP Engineer: D’Antonio Consulting Engineers
Residential: AffordableGreenpoint LandingDeveloper/Owner: Park Tower Group/ Greenpoint Landing Developers,L&M Development PartnersArchitect: Handel ArchitectsBuilder: L&M Builders Group
Residential: Mid-RiseThe Brooklyn GrandOwner/ Developer: Grand Street DevelopmentArchitect: Gene Kaufman Architect PCDesign Architect: Adam MeshbergBuilder: Hollister ConstructionManager: Kamson Corp.
Residential High-RiseHubOwner/Developer: Hub Associates, LLC, Steiner NYC, LLCArchitects: Dattner Architects, GHWA ArchitectsBuilder: New Line StructuresContributing Architect: GHWALandscape Architect: HMWhiteStructural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting EngineersMEP Engineer: Cosentini AssociatesCivil Engineer: AKRFInterior Design: Povero & Company, Mesh, E.G. ProjectsEnergy and LEED Consulting: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Iconic Design325 KentOwner: Two Trees Management Co.Architect: SHoP ArchitectsArchitect of Record: Ismael Leyva ArchitectsBuilder: 325 Kent Construction LLCFacade Consultant: VidarisFacade Fabricator: Hi-Tech MetalsFacade Installer: PG New YorkAmenity Design: Leeser ArchitectureLandscaping: Blondie’s Treehouse
Economic ImpactBuilding 77-Brooklyn Navy YardOwner/ Developer: Brooklyn Navy Yard Development CorporationArchitect: Marvel ArchitectsCore and Shell Architect: Beyer Blinder BelleBuilder: Plaza Construction
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 and to register for the event, visit buildingbrooklynawards.com.
About the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the largest and fastest-growing Chamber of Commerce in New York. It was named 2017 Chamber of the Year by The Business Council of New York State. The Chamber promotes economic development across the borough and serves as an advocate for its member businesses. Its mission is to promote a healthy and robust business environment throughout Brooklyn. This year marks the Brooklyn Chamber’s Centennial.