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At Brooklyn’s historic Bush Terminal, we are renovating two industrial buildings – Building A and Building C – into a manufacturing campus for New York’s garment industry for the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The Bush Terminal Campus is part of a larger mayoral initiative aimed at retaining the city’s manufacturing industries and workers, known as Made in New York (MiNY).

The revitalization of the two former warehouses includes tenant spaces and business support for companies working in design, pattern making, cutting and sewing, and sample making. Appropriate to its context of Sunset Park, with its long history as a working class and immigrant neighborhood, the MiNY Campus supports those same communities, whose cut and sew skills are at risk of disappearing from the City. The project aims to activate the public realm with their work.

Our transformations of the two buildings engage multiple timeframes.

Client: NYC EDC (Economic Development Corporation)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Status: Under Construction (Completion in 2023)
Dates: 2018 – 2023
Sq Footage: 200,000sf (Bldg A) + partial reno. of 160,000sf (Bldg C)
Program: Manufacturing space for tenants, garment / fashion incubator space, event and NYC EDC facilities space.
Environmental: Flood zone compliance and resiliency strategies (dry flood-proofing).

Design Team: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang | Amanda Morgan | David Chessrown, Thomas Heltzel, David Mora | Paul Mok, Isabel Sarasa, Laura Lee, Joric Barber, Sarah Benard, Kyungmin Cho, Emily Po

Collaborators: Associate Architects: Perkins Eastman | MEP + FP / IT / SECURITY: Arup | Structural Engineering: Silman | Acoustics: Cerami | Lighting Design: Lumen Architecture | Geotechnical / Hazmat / Environmental / Stormwater / Resiliency / Parking: Langan | Vertical Transportation: Lerch Bates | Graphic Design: aFreeman | Envelope: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) | Code Consultant: Vidaris | Cost Estimator: Ellana, Inc. | Concrete Consultant: Reg Hough Associates | Civil Engineer: Dewberry | Landscape: W Architecture