Sustainable Transformation: Public-Private Partnership Leads the Way

A mid-century office building isn't normally associated with eye-opening innovation. In this case, it is.


Hear the stories behind the transformative journey of one downtown Brooklyn office building into a hub for science and creative arts. You'll learn about the process of addressing the limitations of mid-century buildings; the latest science on energy, sustainability, and building reuse; and challenges and strategies for reuse. 

Plus, explore what it took to get a LEED Platinum renovation, the partnership between university and city, and how design balanced the client's desire for flexibility with the creation of a sense of place open to the community.

Learning objectives

  • Hear firsthand from city and university leaders about the advantages of their partnership strategy and gain a better understanding of the complexities associated with this type of delivery model.
  • Explore how the adaptive reuse of an abandoned mid-century building can contribute to the revitalization of a neighborhood and help nurture the community's ambitions for the future.
  • Discover groundbreaking sustainability initiatives and practical strategies for flexible future change that can bring abandoned structures back to life.
  • Assess the challenges common to many aging mid-century building renovations and how to strategically overcome these challenges.
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