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    7/11/2018 Press Release
    Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of the 2018 Building Brooklyn Awards

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

    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.