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The focal point of this project was a highly customized rainscreen system consisting of custom redwood and GFRC panels in a staggered vertical orientation. EDA also provided single skin wall panels with corrugated panels in the back and flush panels as an architectural window surround in the front.
Services Used:
Project Size

13,600 sqft


Brooklyn, NY

General Contractor
Westerman Construction

Brooklyn Public Library


Marble Fairbanks


Evan Eisman, Concreteworks East, Petersen, Morin

Evan Eisman Custom Sandblasted 2x12 Heart Redwood, GFRC Custom Molded Panels, Peterson Corrugated Aluminum Panels
AVB, Roofing, Green Roof Systems, Wall Panels

Award-Winning Project

The Greenpoint Library and Environment Education System masterfully transforms the Brooklyn Public Library's  Carnegie-era building to create a hub for public programs. The building includes a first-floor Streetscape Plaza, second-floor Reading Garden, and third-floor Demonstration Garden. This project has been recognized with numerous awards including: 

  • AIA TriState: Silver Medal - Regional and Urban Design (2021)
  • ASLA-NY: Merit Award - General Design (2021
  • AIA-NYS: Merit Award - Institutional (2021)
  • Fast Company: Innovation By Design Award Finalist - Spaces and Places (2021)
  • NYCxDesign: Greater Good Award - Social and Environmental Impact (2021)
  • NYC Public Design Commission: Award for Excellence in Design (2017)