A 19-century munitions warehouse on Governors Island in New York Harbor has opened its doors as the city’s newest venue for the arts. Spearheaded by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), the project is the latest piece in the ongoing transformation of a former military base into a vibrant cultural destination.
New York-based Deborah Berke Partners has elevated eight long-time principals at the firm to the level of partner. The new partners—Noah Biklen, Stephen Brockman, Kiki Dennis, Ameet Hiremath, Rhoda Kennedy, Arthi Krishnamoorthy, Terrence Schroeder, and Caroline Wharton Ewing—have been instrumental in realizing the firm’s most significant projects and in leading the steady growth of the practice since its founding more than 30 years ago.
In the heart of the cultural district in Brooklyn, New York, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) South tower enlivens an underused section of the district and draws people into the vibrant civic space. The 32-story, mixed-use building uses a porous design and features an expansive, terraced plaza.