New York City’s first newly-constructed theater building to attain LEED Gold
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) announced on Wednesday that its newest venue, the Richard B. Fisher Building, has been LEED¨ Gold certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first theater in New York City to receive such recognition in the New Construction category. The honor confirms BAM’s goal to create a unique, world-class arts facility while conserving resources and reducing its environmental impact.
The 40,000-square-foot, seven-story BAM Fisher is the institution’s first new construction in more than a century. It is designed to allow BAM—a global cultural organization—to expand its artistic vision and to deepen its community impact. A model 21st-century performing arts space, BAM Fisher was conceived to meet the standard of LEED Gold from the beginning. "Given the nature of theater, we knew the threshold was high when we started," said Keith Stubblefield, BAM CFO and Vice President of Finance and Administration. "But we really wanted to take that extra step to make the building as environmentally responsible as possible. I’m glad that USGBC has acknowledged our effort."