The Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 127

Client:: The Brooklyn Navy Yard Corporation

Architect:: S9 Architecture

Size: : 95,000

Completion Date:: 2021

Construction Cost:: $42 Million

A former shipbuilding factory, JFK&M provided full MEP/FP engineering for the rehabilitation and renovation of a 95,000-sf three-story historic complex requiring a core and shell reconstruction to serve future shipping/receiving, light manufacturing, and office tenants.  Building 127 was recognized by the 2021 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards, one of the highest honors for excellence in preservation.

The complete façade restoration including replacing more than 100, 11 by 14 windows and new bricks ensuring historic features were preserved. The project also included adding a new roof, repointing and rebuilding the rear wall and foundation, new copper gutters and cornice at the rear, a new roof hatch and two new skylights. With this design requirement, the team ensured seamless integration of all MEP/FP infrastructure and equipment, also to fit with the structure’s column-free floor plates and an open-truss ceiling. Due to the pitched roof, the project includes placing a multi-module chiller on the roof of the annex building and designing ductwork and distribution systems to serve the entire facility.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (“BNYDC”), a not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Brooklyn Navy Yard on behalf of its owner, the City of New York. The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. Their mission is to fuel New York City’s economic vitality by creating and preserving quality jobs, growing the City’s modern industrial sector and its businesses, and connecting the local community with the economic opportunity and resources of the Yard.