Credit: John Bartelstone

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77

BBB designed the conversion of a WWII-era storage facility and former warehouse into a state-of-the-art commercial and light manufacturing building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Built in 1942 for the United States Navy’s operations during WWII, Building 77 is the largest structure – at 970,000 SF and 18 stories – on the Navy Yard’s 300-acre campus. Used almost exclusively for warehouse functions until 2010, the building has been transformed into a commercial and light industrial hub, positioned to support the Yard’s ongoing redevelopment as an urban manufacturing complex and catalyst for economic development.

During the first phase of the project, the team conducted a complete, multi-disciplinary evaluation of existing building conditions. Each system was assessed for its compliance to code and general condition, and recommendations for improvements were priced and prioritized to allow for a phased series of renovations.

The second phase entailed a comprehensive core-and-shell upgrade. A new window wall system inserted into the reinforced concrete envelope frame provides abundant daylight to the formerly unwindowed warehouse floors. Entries, lobbies, and lighting have been refreshed, and BBB-designed exterior and interior environmental graphics create a contemporary identity for Building 77. MEP and life safety systems are entirely updated to form the backbone for tenant fit-outs, enabling either full-floor or multi-tenant occupancies, and supporting a ground floor marketplace designed by Marvel Architects.

As part of the third phase, several floors of multi-tenant suites were designed for light industrial use and a single floor dedicated to tenant services.

 

Client

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Size

970,000 SF

Completed

2010 (Phase 1); 2017 (Phase 2 & 3)

Construction Cost

$185 million

Certification

Targeted LEED Silver

People

AIA, LEED AP
Partner
Partner-in-Charge
AIA, LEED AP
Associate Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate
Senior Associate, Director of Graphic Design
LEED AP
Associate, Environmental Graphics
Associate