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Winners of 2013 Building Brooklyn Awards

The Barclays Center was one of the biggest winners. 

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 12 winners of the 2013 Building Brooklyn Awards, which recognizes recently completed construction and renovation projects that enrich Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods and economy.

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will host its 13th annual Building Brooklyn Awards on July 10 at The Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook. The Building Brooklyn Awards salutes a wide range of project types, budgets and neighborhoods. Here are the list of winning projects and their respective categories:

Adaptive Reuse
Wythe Hotel- TWO TREES MANAGEMENT CO. LLC
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Arts and Culture
BAM Fisher- BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC
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Civic and Institutional
Kensington Library - BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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Community Health
Gilbert Rivera- PAVILION/MAIMONIDES BREAST CANCER CENTER , MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER
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Economic Development
Barclays Center- FOREST CITY RATNER COMPANIES
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Historic Preservation and Community Development
Pitkin Theatre Center- POKO PARTNERS LLC
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Landscape and Open Space
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5- BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK CORPORATION
* * *

National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitors Center- BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN 
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Retail
City Point- ALBEE DEVELOPMENT LLC 
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Residential — Affordable Housing
The Hegeman- COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY HDFC, INC.
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Residential — Low Rise
Subtractive House- ALBERT AND SONIA MISAK
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Residential — Multi-Family
205 Water Street- TOLL BROTHERS CITY LIVING

“We have a wonderful list of winners this year. They represent a variety of projects hailing from all parts of the borough,” said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. “Brooklyn is home to a lot of great architecture, from civic institutions to recreational facilities to retail spaces, and this year’s winners represent some of the best the borough has to offer. I want to extend my congratulations to all of them and look forward to honoring them all on July 10 at Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook.” 

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.

The Chamber will also honor two people for their immense contributions to Brooklyn at the July 10 event.

• Anthony W. Crowell is Dean and President of New York Law School. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Public Library, the nation’s fifth largest library system, serving as its Chair since 2009. Crowell previously served as Counselor to New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. In this role, he served as counsel and senior management and policy advisor as well as general counsel to the Office of the Mayor. He also chaired the city’s Panel on Regulatory Review, and sat on various boards dealing with pensions, procurement, and franchises and concessions. In addition, he served either as an executive director, counsel, or commissioner with six city charter revision commissions.

• Erminia Rivera is the owner of Park Avenue Building Supplies LLC. She also serves as Chair of The Gilbert Rivera Charitable Foundation, which was established to continue the legacy of charitable giving that her husband Gilbert Rivera began as a
leader in business and in his community. The foundation, established by his family, focuses on areas of importance to Gilbert and causes that he was committed to during his life such as children, education, community, and health.

To learn more about this year’s “Building Brooklyn Awards,” sponsorships and ticket information, visit www.building brooklynawards.com or contact Lori Raphael, Director of Real Estate & Development at 718-875-1000 ext. 140 or lraphael@brooklynchamber.com.

City Point

The Wythe Hotel

BAM Fisher

205 Water Street

Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Maimonides Breast Cancer Center

Pitkin Theatre Center

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

Kensington Library

The Hegeman

May 30, 2013 - 10:30am


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