July 12, 2018
Connections to Civic Life: Welcoming Entrances in Action
The Center for Active Design recently released Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines—a groundbreaking playbook for creating well-designed and well-maintained public spaces as a force for building trust and healing divisions in local communities. Sephardic Community Center was featured under the category “Make Public Spaces Welcoming” and BKSK was noted for the renovation and expansions’ successful plaza design which invites residents to make use of the space at the building’s entrance.
September 19, 2016
2 Lafayette honored for Active Design Excellence
We are excited to announce that 2 Lafayette Street was selected as one of 12 projects worldwide to receive a 2016 Excellence Award from the Center for Active Design. The awards program recognizes research and design projects that promote healthy living through physical activity, mental health, and civic engagement.
The offices at 2 Lafayette Street house the formerly remote divisions of New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and Department for the Aging (DFTA). BKSK’s design breathes fresh air into 110,000 square feet across 7 floors of the historic city-owned Court Square Building, which now features dynamic connecting stairs, commanding city views in both individual and common spaces, bold graphics that celebrate each agency’s mission, and increased thermal, visual, and ergonomic comfort. Congratulations to our team and consultants for the great work, and to all of the other award winners.
For details the Center for Active Design Excellence awards, click here.
For more information and images of 2 Lafayette, click here.
May 21, 2014
Celebrating Active Design and a healthier built environment
This past Tuesday night, the team behind our Sephardic Community Center attended a hopping party in celebration of active design. The project, located on Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn, is one of four recipients of this year’s Active Design Award—and the only one located in New York City. Read More