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February 18, 2016

BKSK featured at 2016 New York New Design

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Four of BKSK’s projects; 529 Broadway, Lambaye Learning Center, Sacred Heart Athletics & Wellness Center and Olmsted Center are currently being featured at the 2016 New York New Design exhibit at the Center for Architecture. The exhibit celebrates projects of all scales and types, giving a snapshot into the quality of work being shaped by AIA members across the five boroughs.

The exhibition runs until May 28 and is free and open to the public.

July 31, 2015

Making news by making place in two New York parks and beyond

The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy’s Summer Solstice Sunset Soirée.

The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy’s Summer Solstice Sunset Soirée.

Earlier this summer, BKSK gathered with friends and fellow landscape enthusiasts to honor Stephen Byrns, the recipient of this year’s Place Maker Award from the Foundation for Landscape Studies. FLS is dedicated to fostering an active understanding of the importance of place in people’s lives, a notion that BKSK fully embraces. Read more

July 15, 2015

Joan Krevlin to discuss “The World of Tomorrow, Today”

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On Wednesday July 22nd, join us for a gallery talk by Joan Krevlin entitled “The World of Tomorrow, Today: New projects on three New York World’s Fair Sites.” Presented as part of the Godwin-Ternbach Museum’s exhibition “PERSUASIVE IMAGES: Architecture of the 1939–40 & 1964–65 New York World’s Fairs,” Joan’s talk will explore how a series of new civic projects in Flushing Meadows Corona Park is continuing the legacy of design innovation spurred by the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fairs.

The gallery talk is free and open to the public. Learn more online or on Facebook.

January 20, 2015

Olmsted Center up for ArchDaily’s Building of the Year award

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ArchDaily’s annual Building of the Year competition has officially kicked off, and the BKSK-designed Olmsted Center is a contender! Help us ensure that the project continues into the next round of voting by nominating Olmsted today. The stage one nomination process continues through next Tuesday, the 27th.

Learn more about our Olmsted Center’s recently completed 10,000 square foot addition, and our plans for the resilient renovation of the entire site, here.

September 25, 2014

Flushing Meadow-Corona Park: An incubator of innovation

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The Unisphere, with the New York State Pavilion in the background. Photographed by Gerry Ende.

Flushing Meadow-Corona Park is world renowned from a variety of World’s Fair images from 50 years ago. The Unisphere, as a key example, remains instantly recognizable but rarely visited by the majority of today’s New Yorkers. As the park becomes more visible, and as interest in Queens’ many diverse neighborhoods grows, that trend seems to be changing. Read more

August 12, 2014

Drawing connections to the 1964/65 World’s Fair site

The new 10,000 s.f. annex to NYC Parks Department's Olmsted Center in Flushing Meadows. The building is targeting LEED Gold certification.

The new 10,000 s.f. annex to NYC Parks Department’s Olmsted Center in Flushing Meadows. The building is targeting LEED Gold certification.

Our team is currently putting the finishing touches on the new 10,000 square foot annex to Olmsted Center at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. The milestone marks the close of the first of two phases on this project, which includes the renovation and expansion of the home for the  Capital Projects Division of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. Timing-wise, there is also another reason to celebrate: this year is the 50th anniversary of the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair, for which Olmsted Center was originally built, in order to support fair operations. In pausing to admire our team’s work, we can’t help but notice some interesting parallels between the design goals of today and those of half a century ago. Read more