Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of the 2018 Building Brooklyn Awards

July 11, 2018

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 Restoration
158 Clifton Residence
Owner: Sawkill Lumber/ Alan Soloman
Architect: Paul A. Castrucci Architect
Builder: Blue Line Construction
Sustainability Consultant: Right Environments

District 20 Pre-K Center
Owner/ Developer:
NYC School Construction Authority
Architect: Doban Architecture
Builder: Citnalta Construction
Structural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP
MEP Engineer: IAQ Systems
Civil Engineer: Yu & Associates
Acoustic Design: Longman Lindsey
Food Service Design: Romano Gatland
Elevator Consultant: Iros Elevator Design Services LLC
Cost Estimator: VJ Associates

Open Space
Brooklyn Bridge Park Boat House
Owner/ Developer: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Architect: Architecture Research Office
Landscape Architect:
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Builder: PJS Group
Structural Engineer:
LERA Consulting Structural Engineers
MEP Engineer: Altieri Sebor Wieber
Civil Engineer: Sherwood Design Engineers
Geotechnical Engineer: Mueser Rutledge
Lighting Consultant: Tillett Lighting Design, Inc.
Acoustical Consultant:
Cerami & Associates, Inc.
Envelope Consultant: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
LEED Consultant: YR&G
Code Consultant: Jensen Hughes

Supreme Store
Owner: Supreme
Architect: Neil Logan, Architect
Builder: John Petrocelli Construction
Designer: Studio Christian Wassmann

National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency
Il Centro
Federation of Italian American Organizations
Architect: Gensler
Builder: D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.

Residential: Single Family
Owner: Margarita McGrath
Architect: noroof architects
Builder: Great Will 88 Contracting, Inc.
Engineer: Celin Munoz Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: D’Antonio Consulting Engineers

Residential: Affordable
Greenpoint Landing
Developer/Owner: Park Tower Group/ Greenpoint Landing Developers,
L&M Development Partners
Architect: Handel Architects
Builder: L&M Builders Group

Residential: Mid-Rise
The Brooklyn Grand
Owner/ Developer: Grand Street Development
Architect: Gene Kaufman Architect PC
Design Architect: Adam Meshberg
Builder: Hollister Construction
Manager: Kamson Corp.

Residential High-Rise
Owner/Developer: Hub Associates, LLC, Steiner NYC, LLC
Architects: Dattner Architects, GHWA Architects
Builder: New Line Structures
Contributing Architect: GHWA
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associates
Civil Engineer: AKRF
Interior Design: Povero & Company, Mesh, E.G. Projects
Energy and LEED Consulting: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Iconic Design
325 Kent
Owner: Two Trees Management Co.
Architect: SHoP Architects
Architect of Record: Ismael Leyva Architects
Builder: 325 Kent Construction LLC
Facade Consultant: Vidaris
Facade Fabricator: Hi-Tech Metals
Facade Installer: PG New York
Amenity Design: Leeser Architecture
Landscaping: Blondie’s Treehouse

Economic Impact
Building 77-Brooklyn Navy Yard
Owner/ Developer: Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
Architect: Marvel Architects
Core and Shell Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle
Builder: 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

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.