Two SWA Projects Honored by ULI New York
Two Steven Winter Associates (SWA) projects, 51 Astor Place and Navy Green, have recently been honored with Awards for Excellence in Development by Urban Land Institute New York. According to the ULI website, “the Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding development projects in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors across New York State that best exemplify ULI’s commitment to responsible land use and creating sustainable, thriving communities. The Awards for Excellence recognize the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design.” The winning projects were chosen from seven categories: office development, housing development, mixed-use development, re-positioning or redevelopment, hotel development, institutional development, and civic space.
Navy Green, the winner of the housing development category, is a large-scale development project in Brooklyn, NY. Co-developed by Dunn Development Corp., L&M Development Partners Inc., and Pratt Area Community Council, the 2.36 acre development is just south of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and comprises approximately 482,000 square feet of new construction, including 433 dwelling units and ground floor retail and/or community facility space, all surrounding a central courtyard park. SWA helped the project team attain many sustainability goals, such as earning LEED® for New Construction (NC) 2009™ and LEED® for Neighborhood Development™ (ND) 2009 certification, as well as achieving the ENERGY STAR® label and complying with NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program (MPP).
In the office development category, 51 Astor Place, a $50 million 342,000 square foot commercial office and retail development, took the win. SWA worked with Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Fumihiko Maki, and his firm, Maki and Associates, on this project to target, and ultimately achieve LEED-NC Gold certification under the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Core + Shell, version 2.2. The overarching goals for green building strategies and materials were to achieve both a striking aesthetic design and to focus on the project’s environmental sensitivity.
Excellent projects are created through excellent teamwork, and SWA is proud to have been part of these innovative project teams.