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March 15, 2017

Vote for A+ Award Finalist Tammany Hall


Our contemporary glass dome addition to Tammany Hall is an Architizer A+Award Finalist – and you can help us become a winner! Architizer is the world’s largest and fastest growing website for architecture, and their 5th Annual A+ Awards program celebrates the best of the year’s architectural products and projects. Public Voting for the Popular Choice awards runs March 14th through March 30th.

Vote for Tammany Hall in the Architizer A+ Awards Unbuilt Commercial category here!


March 15, 2017

S is for Stewardship

Untermeyer Park, Yonkers NY

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) announced the winners of the 2017 Arthur Ross Awards for Excellence in the Classical Tradition, and BKSK Partner Emeritus Stephen Byrns received the Stewardship Award for his dedication to and restoration of Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, NY. In 2011, Stephen founded the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, of which he became full-time President in 2016. The restoration of this former 1920s private garden of great beauty and historical significance, once called “America’s Most Spectacular Garden,” has indeed been a labor of love, and has breathed new life into this public park. We are delighted  – though not at all surprised – that Stephen has received this honor, and extend our heartfelt congratulations!

Read more about the Arthur Ross Award winners here.

March 14, 2017

A+ for One Great Jones Alley and Tammany


Two of BKSK’s current projects in construction were honored as part of the 2017 Architizer A+ Awards program. One Great Jones Alley received a Special Mention in the Unbuilt – Multi-Unit Housing (L >10 Floors) category, and Tammany Hall is a Finalist in the Unbuilt Commercial category. Now in its fifth year, the A+ Awards program receives submissions from over 100 countries, and represents the best of architecture and product design worldwide. Congratulations to both project teams!

One A+Award Finalist in every category will win a Popular Choice Award based on the number of public votes they receive. Public Voting for the Popular Choice awards starts March 14th and only remains open until March 30th. We encourage you to vote for Tammany Hall here!

A full list of Typology Finalists and Special Mentions can be viewed here.

March 9, 2017

Harry Kendall honored in TriBeCa

ChurchStGala_post_revThe Church Street School for Music and Art honored BKSK co-founder Harry Kendall for his and BKSK’s many contributions to the Tribeca community during their annual benefit, The Event, on March 8th at the Tribeca Rooftop. A long-time resident of the neighborhood, Harry moved to Tribeca in 1983 and founded BKSK in 1985. In many ways, Harry, the firm, and the neighborhood grew up together. Though he is known for his thoughtful work in historic districts throughout New York City, BKSK’s proving ground was in his own neighborhood.  Read more