Brooklyn Navy Yard
Project Information


The proposed Sands Street Industrial Building comprises a total of 75,800 square feet on three floors, in a steel framed structure. The highly efficient layout yields two at-grade spaces of 10,000 net sf each, along with 22 smaller spaces on the upper floors, each with 1,500 to 1,800 net sf. All tenant spaces have regular rectangular floor plans with minimal columns (none in the upper level spaces) and natural daylight. The compact building volume offers a number of advantages: reduced surface area minimizes heat gain and loss through the building skin while decreasing the amount of façade and roof construction required, cutting initial cost. The smaller footprint results in minimal excavation and foundation cost, while leaving more of the site open for required vehicular traffic and plantings, including trees, rain gardens and bio-swales, to help with rainwater absorption. The regular structural grid ensures economical steel construction and the flexibility to combine or subdivide tenant spaces.<br />






Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation


Brooklyn, NY




75,800 sq ft

Project Team

Christopher Connock

Shusuke Inoue

Chris Mascari, RA

Kristen Alexander

Structural / MEPS Engineer

Buro Happold

Code Consultant

Vitacco Associates

Landscape Architect

Mathews / Nielsen

Sustainability Consultant

New Civic Works

Construction Specifications

Construction Specifications, Inc.

Cost Estimator

Stuart - Lynn Company

Associate Architect

Barkow Leibinger Architects

LEED / NYSERDA Consultant

ADS Engineers