BIA Receives “One Brooklyn Community Partner” Award

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This June, Baxt Ingui Architects was awarded the “One Brooklyn Community Partner” award for providing pro-bono design and support for the construction of the new Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) Coney Island Community Service Center. The center was designed to provide community services following the tragedy of Superstorm Sandy, a base for BCS case management, and for its wide range of supportive services. Visit our post documenting the design phase of this project that called for a scaled model. The convertible stations were made of off-the-shelf doors cut and reassembled in interesting shapes that pivot to form private cubicles, or to the side to conceal the dark tops, in favor of an unobstructed space for community meetings, workshops, movies and performances by youth groups. The simple yet inventive design of the space also allows for workers to “pack away” their work stations above the Sandy flood level. The construction labor was donated by assorted New York Union members, and construction management by Citnalta Construction.