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Project: RKTB Readies Three New Buildings in Brooklyn

The projects highlight the commitment of RKTB to improving cities through social equity and design excellence.

February 05, 2021 comm ARCH
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Reflecting inventive approaches that speed construction, increase the buildable area of sites, and create safer and more inclusive neighborhoods, RKTB Architects has announced three new projects taking shape in deserving Brooklyn locations.

Image Credits: RKTB Architects

 

Long known for its commitment to improving cities through social equity and design excellence, RKTB's innovative housing at One Sullivan Place in the Crown Heights district maximizes floor area by cantilevering the structure over portions of an adjacent building, increasing available space for senior, affordable, and market-rate apartments. RKTB is also architect for 1425 Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a mixed-income housing development replete with varied tenant amenities and a first-floor gym and café.
 

P.S. 730K 

With the year 2021 marking 28 years since RKTB began working with the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) on capital improvement projects and new buildings, the firm is now monitoring the construction of the stand-alone school building for P.S. 730K, which began recently.

Image Credits: RKTB Architects

Where is this happening?

8th Avenue, Brooklyn.
Project involves monitoring the stand-alone school building.

Who are involved?
Architect: RKTB Architects 
Construction: New York City School Construction Authority 

When is this happening?
Project completion is expected in 2023.
 
Why is this important?
After completion, the school will serve 328 students in grades three to five with specialized classrooms for music, reading, speech, special education, science and art, in addition to administration facilities, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium.
 
Key aspects?
Stand-alone, five-story school building
Three to five with specialized classrooms for music, reading, speech, special education, science and art, in addition to administration facilities, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium.
 
Project specs?
Five-story, stand-alone building.
Three to five rooms.


1425 FULTON STREET CONSTRUCTION

This year will mark the completion of RKTB’s vision for 1425 Fulton Street, a new, nine-story mixed-use development in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The building nods to the borough’s diverse industrial heritage with a steel structure, masonry veneer, and sleek metal-and-glass facade. 

 

Image Credits: RKTB Architects

Where is this happening?

1425 Fulton Street.
The construction of affordable and market-rate rental apartments for the large Brooklyn community.

Who are involved?
Architect: RKTB Architects 
Developer: United Management Corp.

When is this happening?
Project is expected to end by 2021.
 
Why is this important?

The 32,730 square-foot development is bringing a total of 26 new affordable and market-rate rental apartments to this burgeoning Brooklyn neighborhood.
 
Key aspects?
26 new affordable and market-rate rental apartments..
The building nods to the borough’s diverse industrial heritage with a steel structure, masonry veneer, and sleek metal-and-glass facade.
Retail commercial space in the form of a gym and cafe occupy the first floor, while floors two through nine consist of tenant amenities and residences including studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom rental apartments. 

Project specs?
32,730 square-foot building
Nine-story development.

 

ONE SULLIVAN PLACE

RKTB has long pioneered unique solutions to meet society’s increasingly demanding housing needs. The architecture firm's latest innovative project is One Sullivan Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn 


Image Credits: RKTB Architects

Where is this happening?

One Sullivan Palace, Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
The construction aims to provide unique solutions for increasing housing needs in the area.

Who are involved?
Architect: RKTB Architects 
Developer: Sullivan Residences LLC.

When is this happening?
Project completion expected in 2022.
 
Why is this important?
The unique, 60,000 square-foot project features a total of 52 units that are a mix of senior, affordable, and market-rate apartments to answer to the housing needs of the area.

Key aspects?
52 new affordable and market-rate rental apartments..
One Sullivan Place maximizes the amount of floor area by employing large steel trusses that allow the structure to cantilever over portions of an adjacent building.
Building amenities include recreation rooms and rooftop terraces on the cantilevered portions.

Project specs?
60,000 square-foot building
52 units.


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