December 4, 2019
Center for Fiction Wins 2019 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Award
The Architect’s Newspaper has announced its 2019 Best of Design Awardees, and the Center for Fiction received an Honorable Mention in the Institutional Interiors category.
We are so proud of the project team, led by BKSK partner Julie Nelson and Director of Interior Design, Gerry Ende. The Center for Fiction, founded in 1820 as the Mercantile Library, is the only organization in the United States devoted solely to the art of fiction. Its new headquarters, relocated from Manhattan to the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, offers 17,000 sf of resource-rich space to literary professionals and enthusiasts. Programming for the space accounts for housing a circulating collection of more than 100,000 fiction titles, a bookstore, auditorium space for educational programming, a writer’s studio, rooms for discussion groups, and administrative support space.
Read more on this year’s winners.
Photo by Michelle Rose Studio.
April 5, 2017
Facade Feature for One Madison Gatehouse
“How do you design something that is as much about being a gateway as it is about being a building unto itself?” Partners Joan Krevlin and Harry Kendall both posed that question and provide insight into the answer, as they described the design of the Gatehouse to One Madison in this month’s Facades Issue of The Architect’s Newspaper (print edition). This BKSK-designed 5-story building and custom glazed terra-cotta rain screen facade on 22nd Street acts as an intimate gateway entrance for the tenants and visitors of CetraRuddy’s One Madison Park residential tower. To learn more about our modern intervention in the historic Flatiron District, pick up a copy and turn to page 62.
July 23, 2015
The Architect’s Newspaper features 2 Lafayette Street
In the latest issue of The Architect’s Newspaper, Managing Editor Nicole Anderson takes a close look at BKSK’s recently completed design for 2 Lafayette Street. The offices serve “two very critical, yet different New York City agencies,” and despite the inherent complexities of having a variety of stakeholders, our team was able to breathe much-needed fresh air into seven floors of the historic city-owned building.
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 are just a few of the features that make this an appealing, community-centered workplace. In Anderson’s words: “with the building’s views of Manhattan’s stately Civic Center and an interesting floor plan, the firm saw opportunity to transform the bleak interiors into a light-infused workspace that facilitated collaboration and connectivity.”
Read the full story online or in the June 3rd print edition of The Architect’s Newspaper. Learn more about the project right here on our website.