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. 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 home to working-class and immigrant communities, the MiNY Campus supports opportunities for skilled laborers that 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: New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Status: Under construction (completion in 2023)
Dates: 2018 – 2023
Sq Footage: 200,000sf (Bldg A) + partial renovation 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