East New York Avenue

Brooklyn, New York

Located in East New York, Brooklyn, this new 8-story building is a blend of high quality affordable and supportive housing, offering a mix of studios, one-, and two- bedroom units.

As a result of a recent rezoning of the area, the structure was the tallest on the block at the time of completion. The design team carefully studied the materials of the surroundings to design a building that is congruous with the residential neighborhood. The façade’s brick patterns reference the typical materials of the area and articulate the building’s mass. The main entry off East New York Avenue is recessed through a private court.

The focused of the design is on sustainability. A full array of solar panels on a steel pavilion has been installed on the 8th floor roof. ESKW/A and developer The Bridge coordinated with energy consultant Bright Power to develop a sustainable building model based on this building that can be the basis for future building developments.

Client: The Bridge

Agency: NYS Office of Mental Health

Structural: Silman

MEP: Abraham Joselow P.C., P.E.

Energy: Bright Power

Landscape: Abel, Bainnson, Butz

General Contractor: DP Group

Art Installation Welcomes Students to PS32K

Art Installation Welcomes Students to PS32K

As part of the NYC Department of Education’s (DOE) Public Art for Public Schools (PAPS) program, artist Letha Wilson was selected to create site-specific artwork for the new addition at PS32 Samuel Mills Sprole School in Brooklyn. Installation of the three pieces,...