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The Brooklyn Detention Center

Brooklyn, NY United States

1100 Architect / Ricci Greene Associates Joint Venture


Project Description

The 1100 Architect / RicciGreene Associates Joint Venture proposed renovation and expansion of the Brooklyn Detention Center (BDC) would transform the aging jail into a state-of-the-art, 21st-century civic landmark. The design is informed by five key factors: creating a building of design excellence and high performance energy efficiency; replacing an artifact from another era with a new paradigm in Brooklyn’s civic and commercial center; addressing key concerns of the neighboring community; introducing best practices to provide humane, normative environments for detainees; and providing a safe and secure environment, both inside the building and within the urban context. The design is a carefully balanced composition, juxtaposing the lightness of the glass curtain wall with the mass of perforated concrete volumes to provide maximum light, air, and security throughout the building.


Project Details

The Brooklyn Detention Center
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Project Team:
    Design Team at 1100 Architect: David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal-in-charge; Juergen Riehm, FAIA, BDA, Principal; Carl Shenton, RIBA, Project Architect/Senior Associate; Texer Nam, AIA, LEED AP, Architect; Christopher Johnson, AIA, Architect; Julia Schleppe, Designer; Ryan Townsend, Designer; Patrick Koch, Designer; Terrence Seah, Designer
  • Landscape Architect: Mathews Nielsen 
  • Civil Engineer: Matrix New World 
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates 
  • MEP Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz 
  • Sustainability Consultant: Atelier Ten 
  • Facade Consultant: RA Heintges & Associates 
  • EIS & Parking Consultant: Philip Habib & Associates 
  • Elevator Consultant: Van Deusen & Associates 
  • Fire Life Safety Consultant: Schirmer Engineering Corp. 
  • Security Consultant: Professional Systems Engineering 
  • Lighting Designer: Horton Lees Brogden 
  • Food Service Consultant: Hopkins Foodservice Specialists 
  • Code Consultant: William Vitacco Associates 
  • Cost Estimator: Ellana 
  • Building Surveyor: ArchiData Inc. 
  • Renderings: Vize 
  • Model: Radii Inc. 
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Project Size:
    518,000 sq ft


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