San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Anne Hellman and Michel Arnaud, authors of Design Brooklyn: Renovation, Restoration, Innovation, Industry (Abrams/STC, 2013) initiate a discussion between top architects and designers on the virtues and challenges of adaptive reuse. Panelists will represent the concept as it is applied to vast building projects like the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a Brooklyn Heights townhouse renovation, as well as industrial design objects made in the borough.
Morris Adjmi, MA Architects, architect of the Wythe Hotel
Daniella Romano, Vice President of Programs, Research, and Archive at Brooklyn Navy Yard's BLDG 92
Joseph Vance, Joseph Vance Architecture, Architect on renovation of Willow Street residence in Design Brooklyn
Bill Hilgendorf, Lead Designer at Uhuru Design
Michel Arnaud, photographer and co-author of Design Brooklyn
Adaptive Reuse in Brooklyn: Buildings, Rooms and Objects
Thursday, March 6th, 6:30pm
$5/Free for BHS Members
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Brooklyn Historical Society
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) functions as a library, museum, and urban education center dedicated to the people of Brooklyn, providing opportunities for civic dialogue and thoughtful engagement. Each year, 70,000 students and teachers use our innovative programs and resources to learn about American History and scholars conduct important academic research in our Library and Archives. Through partnerships with government and community groups, BHS reaches communities throughout New York City, serving as a hub for information and ideas about Brooklyn and its complex history.
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