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26 Firms Selected to Design New York City’s Public Buildings

12:00 - 19 October, 2016
26 Firms Selected to Design New York City’s Public Buildings, Courtesy of Snøhetta
Courtesy of Snøhetta

The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has selected 26 architecture firms to be pre-qualified to design new public projects throughout the city’s five boroughs. In effect until 2019, these firms will be given exclusive access to Request for Proposals (RFPs) for public works projects with an estimated budget of $50 million of less. These projects will include new constructions, additions and renovations of existing public buildings, parks and plazas.

The program, known as the Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 Program, was established in 2005 to increase the efficiency and quality of procuring design services. Recent successes of the program include the Times Square pedestrian plaza by Snohetta, Dattner and WXY’s Spring Street Salt Shed, Studio Gang’s Fire Rescue 2, and BIG’s 40th precinct police station in the Bronx.

Revitalizing Olmsted Center / BKSK

01:00 - 21 November, 2014
© Raimund Koch
© Raimund Koch
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parks Department, 156th, Bronx, NY 10455, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Joan Krevlin
  • Design Team

    Harpreet Dhaliwal, Jennifer Preston, Christian Eusebio, Ivan Chabra
  • Photographs

© Raimund Koch © Raimund Koch © Raimund Koch © Raimund Koch + 12

Fourteen Tower Proposals Unveiled for Controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park Development

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
Fourteen Tower Proposals Unveiled for Controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park Development, S9 Architecture's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
S9 Architecture's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

New York City have released images of fourteen tower proposals as part of a controversial scheme to bring affordable housing to the 85 acre Brooklyn Bridge Park, originally designed by Michael van Valkenburgh and realised in 2004. The schemes, designed to be located on “two coveted development sites” on Pier 6, have been actively met with strong opposition from local community members. The park and surrounding area has seen a number of interesting recent regeneration proposals, from an 11,000ft² beach beneath the Brooklyn Bridge to a triangular pier proposed by BIG. Read on to see the proposals in detail, including those by AsymptotePelli Clarke Pelli, Davis Brody Bond, and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

Asymptote Architecture´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper Pelli Clarke Pelli's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper BIG´s + Alloy Design's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper WASA Studio's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper + 42

Sephardic Community Center / BKSK

00:00 - 29 October, 2010
Sephardic Community Center / BKSK, © Jonathan Wallen
© Jonathan Wallen

© Jonathan Wallen © Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro + 16

  • Architects

    BKSK Architects
  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Partner In Charge

    Joan Krevlin, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Project Architect

    Julia Nelson, AIA, LEED AP
  • Interior Designer

    Stacey Jattuso
  • Project Managers

    David Kubik, AIA, LEED AP, Harpreet Dhaliwal, AIA, LEED AP
  • Structural Engineer

    Weidlinger Associates Inc.
  • Mep Engineer

    Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers
  • Civil Engineer

    Michael Wein Civil Engineer
  • Landscape Architect

    H.M. White Site Architects
  • Contractor

    E.W. Howell
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs