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    © Lynch Eisinger Design Architects
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Image
    © Lynch Eisinger Design Architects
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Image
    © Lynch Eisinger Design Architects
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Image
    © Lynch Eisinger Design Architects

Brooklyn Navy Yard

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The proposed Sands Street Industrial Building comprises a total of 75,800 square feet on three floors, in a steel framed structure. The highly efficient layout yields two at-grade spaces of 10,000 net sf each, along with 22 smaller spaces on the upper floors, each with 1,500 to 1,800 net sf. All tenant spaces have regular rectangular floor plans with minimal columns (none in the upper level spaces) and natural daylight. The compact building volume offers a number of advantages: reduced surface area minimizes heat gain and loss through the building skin while decreasing the amount of facade and roof construction required, cutting initial cost. The smaller footprint results in minimal excavation and foundation cost, while leaving more of the site open for required vehicular traffic and plantings, including trees, rain gardens and bio-swales, to help with rainwater absorption. The regular structural grid ensures economical steel construction and the flexibility to combine or subdivide tenant spaces.

Project Team

  • Kristen Alexander
  • Chris Mascari, RA
  • Christopher Connock
  • Shusuke Inoue

Client

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Location

Brooklyn

Size

75800 sf

Date

2009

Consultants

  • Buro Happold

    Structural / MEPS Engineer

  • Vitacco Associates

    Code Consultant

  • Mathews / Nielsen

    Landscape Architect

  • New Civic Works

    Sustainability Consultant

  • Construction Specifications, Inc.

    Construction Specifications

  • Stuart - Lynn Company

    Cost Estimator

  • Barkow Leibinger Architects

    Associate Architect

  • ADS Engineers

    LEED / NYSERDA Consultant

Awards

2009 Infill Philadelphia Design Award

Publications

Infill Philadelphia Exhibit