RKTB Architects, P.C.

RKTB Architects, P.C.

New York, NY


In Brooklyn, RKTB Architects tops out at One Sullivan Place, completes 1425 Fulton

Mar 9, '22 8:24 PM EST

Since the 1970s, RKTB Architects has been synonymous with innovation in multifamily design and development in the New York Metro region and beyond. Today, recent news from two project sites in Brooklyn is reinforcing this reputation.

In Crown Heights, just a stone’s throw from Prospect Park, construction has topped out on One Sullivan Place, according to Peter Bafitis, AIA, managing principal of RKTB. This unique, 60,000 square-foot residential project features large steel trusses that cantilever the structure over portions of an adjacent building, an architectural solution that makes such a large development on the site possible. “It also capitalizes on the proximity to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, making sweeping views possible from the expanded upper floors,” says Bafitis. 

The design for One Sullivan Place features 52 apartment units (a mix of senior, affordable, and market-rate apartments) plus amenities like recreation rooms and rooftop terraces on the cantilevered portions. Construction is expected to be complete by November 2022.

Meanwhile, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, construction is complete and residents are moving in at 1425 Fulton Street. RKTB’s design for the nine-story mixed-income residence is turning heads with its striking frontage composed of brick masonry and full-height multi-paned windows that pay homage to the neighborhood’s industrial heritage.

“The real innovation at 1425 Fulton was in making it possible at all,” says Bafitis, a longtime co-Chair of the AIA New York Housing Committee, “accomplished through a complex and multi-faceted zoning feat that wrangled air rights and developable floor area from multiple adjacent sites.” He adds that eight of the 26 apartments are earmarked as affordable housing, and that all residents enjoy access to amenities such as the shared lounge, fitness room, laundry, and bike storage, plus a roof terrace with 360-degree views of Brooklyn and Manhattan. 

According to Bafitis, RKTB Architects has more multifamily project announcements in the offing, as well as news of the firm’s work on New York public school facilities to share.

Peter Bafitis, AIA