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BKSK Architects, LLP

BKSK Architects, LLP

New York, NY

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photo by Raimund Koch
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2 Lafayette

The formerly remote divisions of the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the Department for the Aging (DFTA) have moved into newly renovated offices at 2 Lafayette Street, in the civic core of the five boroughs. BKSK’s design breathes fresh air into 110,000 square feet across 7 floors of the historic city-owned Court Square Building, which now features dynamic connecting stairs, commanding city views in both individual and common spaces, bold graphics that celebrate each agency’s mission, and increased thermal, visual, and ergonomic comfort. Through a design approach that went above and beyond requirements put forth by Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and the Design Excellence program of the Department of Design and Construction (DDC), BKSK delivered a community-centered workplace of exceptional quality that promotes holistic wellbeing for employees and the public alike. The project received LEED Gold certification.

 
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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
Additional Credits: Weidlinger Associates – structural; OLA Consulting Engineers – MEP; James Gainfort Consulting Architects – exterior envelope; Poulin & Morris – graphic design & wayfinding; Horton Lees Brogden – lighting design; Cerami & Associates – a/v & security

 
photo by Raimund Koch
photo by Raimund Koch
photo by Raimund Koch
photo by Raimund Koch
photo by Jeffrey Totaro
photo by Jeffrey Totaro
photo by Jeffrey Totaro
photo by Jeffrey Totaro