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Occupancy

2007, 2020

Location

43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY

Client

Queens Botanical Garden

Awards

Beverly Willis Foundation “Built x Women NYC”, Winning Site, 2014

Western Red Cedar Lumber Assoc., Architectural Design Honor Award, 2009

PM Engineer, Excellence in Design, 2009

AIA New York, Sustainable Design/Cultural Honor Award (Building Types Awards), 2008

AIA NYS, Award for Institutional Design, 2008

AIA NYS, Best in New York State, 2008

Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, 2008

AIA COTE, Top Green Projects, 2008

Queens Chamber of Commerce, Building Award, 2007

NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection / US EPA, Green Design Competition winner, 2004

Press

“Origins of Green,” Oculus, June 2018

“Currents in Sustainability in the USA: New York City,” A+U: Architecture & Urbanism (print), May 2010

“AIA/COTE Top 10 Projects for 2008,” Architect magazine, June 2008

“A Garden Blooms in Queens,” Metropolis magazine, February 2008

“Measuring Green,” The Architect's Newspaper, November 2007

“Greens In Queen’s Botanical Garden Composts In The City.,” New York magazine, October 2007

“Queen’s Botanical Garden,” New York Times, September 2007

“Green Building at Queen’s Botanical Garden,” Interior Design (Online), September 2007

“City’s “Greenest” Building Opens in Queens,” New York Times, September 2007

“Green Space,” The New Yorker, September 2007

“King Of Queens,” Surface, January 2007

“David Burney,” Metropolis Magazine, January 2006

“Big Apple Boosts Sustainable Tactics,” Oculus, March 2005

“A Queens Garden Gives Another Meaning To ‘Green’,” The New York Times, September 2004

Collaborators
NYC Department of Design & Construction – construction administration

 

"BKSK Architects used wit and seduction to advocate green architecture, rather than just demonstrate it. It will be a must-see among aficionados of green buildings. But by any definition, it is a terrific gift to the Queens community and all of New York City."

Scott Stefan, Queens Botanical Garden