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New Children’s Academy in NYC

September 11, 2019

Putting the finishing touches on our Children’s Academy project.

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Loci Awarded by BUILD Magazine

August 9, 2019

Build Magazine has awarded Loci Architecture “Most Creative Architecture Design Firm - New York Metropolitan Area & Best Commercial Building Restoration Project (New York)” for our Van Wyck Big Box project in Jamaica, Queens. Build's prestigious 2019 Architecture Awards recognize and acknowledge the outstanding works conducted by imaginative designers, engineers and visionaries, whose inspiring and memorable designs and structures enhance our horizons. Thank you Build for recognizing us in this category!

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Restoration Work Complete in SoHo

August 2, 2019

Loci has completed restoration work on the existing cast iron facade at 136-140 Grand Street. The 6-story Landmarked building is in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District Extension and was built in 1900.

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Loci at 156 Fifth Ave

July 25, 2019

Loci is adding value at 156 Fifth Avenue in the Ladies Mile Historic District, discretely adding “Rear Window-style" spans of glass at the roof to improve the penthouse office spaces and replacing a mid-20th century building entrance. The building was designed by American architect James B. Baker and built between 1891-1894 for the Presbyterian Church to house its missionary work. In 1938, it was home to the Presbyterian Book Store when the stretch along Fifth Avenue between 13th and 23rd Streets was dubbed “Paternoster Row,” after London’s well-known publishing district.

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ArchDaily Features Interview With David Briggs

July 18, 2019

This week’s @ArchDaily Newsletter features episode 58 of The @MidnightCharette Podcast interviewing David Briggs of Loci Architecture! Click here to listen!

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Loci Receives Azure’s People’s Choice Award

July 3, 2019

On Friday, June 21, @azuremagazine revealed the winners of the 2019 AZ Awards at @evergreen_brick_works in Toronto. Loci took home the "People’s Choice” Award for our collaborative design work with @gowanusbydesign for the Gowanus Atlas! The Atlas is a design project that maps the stories of a community undergoing massive change in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Thank you to all who voted and to Azure Magazine for recognizing our great efforts to help the Gowanus community!

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Composting In SoHo

June 28, 2019

Last year, Loci participated in the AIA NY's Zero Waste Challenge and increased our existing efforts to reduce the amount of paper, plastics, and trash we generate each day. One of the biggest challenges we faced during the campaign was finding a place to compost that was easily accessible from our office. Luckily for us, a @nycompostbox landed on Broadway at Spring Street as part of a pilot composting program for the SoHo Broadway community. The program is a collaboration between @commoncompost and @reclaimedorganics. Since its inception, the New York Compost Box has been an excellent way for small businesses in the #SoHo neighborhood to #compost regularly and has helped us reach a 95% diversion rate for our office’s waste.

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Loci’s New Team Member: Luciana Godinho

June 20, 2019

Loci welcomes our newest team member, Luciana Godinho! Luciana joined Loci in the Spring of 2019 after receiving her Master of Architecture, Urban and Regional Design, from the New York Institute of Technology. Her studies in climate science and urban design in the Netherlands, Brazil, and the U.S., have helped shape her approach to design in residential and commercial settings. Luciana’s international background also gives her the capacity to engage and explore the advantages of ethnic diversity, connecting and bridging different publics. Well versed in numerous digital design software applications, she is also a dedicated professional with strong leadership and collaborative skills.

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Loci at Eataly’s La Scoula

June 14, 2019

Team Loci visited @eatalyflatiron’s La Scoula for a hands-on panzerotti and neapolitan calzone cooking class! We learned about the history of the original margarita pizza, Puglia’s favorite street food and how to make the perfect pizza dough.

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Bike to the Beach 2019

June 7, 2019

Loci is proud to support and participate in this years 100 mile @biketothebeach fundraiser. Bike to the Beach is a 501(c)3 non-profit cycling organization that promotes cycling for fun and fitness while seeking to raise money and awareness for Autism through charity bike rides from urban areas to nearby beaches. Many thanks to the volunteers and Talisen Construction for organizing the ride!

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Loci Enters AIA Big Ideas for Small Lots Competition

May 24, 2019

Earlier this year, Loci entered the AIA Big Ideas for Small Lots Housing Design Competition @aianational and submitted our “Light-Court House” affordable housing design for consideration. The Light-Court House is a four-story multi-family affordable housing building embodying several key concepts. Our design maximizes daylight on the long, narrow site through a shared light court that penetrates down through the building’s center. It keeps building maintenance costs low by locating all shared circulation in non-conditioned, exterior space. Our design also allows for an increased number of as-of-right dwelling units by combining zoning lots with adjacent, publicly-owned sites.

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Loci Outing at Frost Theatre

May 17, 2019

Team Loci attended the Troubadour of Brooklyn event at Frost Theatre of the Arts in Brooklyn to see our Office Manager Layton Weedeman perform with Roberto Poveda and Loisel Machin Rodriguez for an evening of Cuban bolero and soul music.

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Loci Designs New Mixed-Use Development in the Bronx

May 2, 2019

Loci continues its push into multi-family housing design with this proposal for a mixed-use 100% affordable, energy-efficient apartment building in the Eastchester section of the Bronx. If the project is financed, we plan to integrate Passive House principles into its systems and construction detailing. The ground floor will be a day care center serving our client’s nearby worker housing complex spanning five city blocks. The upper floors include a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units.

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David Briggs Visits Auburn University’s Rural Studio

April 28, 2019

Toured Auburn University’s Rural Studio in Hale County yesterday on its 25th anniversary. Hard to put into words, but this is socially-conscious architecture at its best. Fellow NYCers Billie Tsien and Tod Williams gave the valediction speech.

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New School Facility Designed by Loci

April 25, 2019


@BrooklynProspect
opened a 35,000 sf custom-built, new school facility in November 2018 to 320 students and faculty. Loci designed the interior layout to meet the specific needs of the school: the six-story building features one story of retail space, a cafeteria with adjacent outdoor recreational area, three floors of classroom space, a full-sized gymnasium with locker rooms, administrative offices, and a designated ground floor entrance and lobby.

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Gowanus Atlas AZ Awards Finalist 2019

April 18, 2019

Loci recently worked with the @gowanusbydesign team to create the Gowanus Atlas, a design project that maps the stories of a community undergoing massive change. We submitted the Atlas for consideration in this year’s @azuremagazine’s AZ Awards, an international Architecture and Design Competition. Much to our delight, we were selected as a finalist! Now we ask for your help because we need your vote. Click the link in our bio to register on their website (I know, sorry) and vote for the Gowanus Atlas found in the “Social Good” category!

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Ribbon Cutting at Sid Jacobson

April 11, 2019

Last weekend, David Briggs attended the grand opening of the new @sidjacobsonjcc Annex, designed by Loci in East Hills, NY. The Annex’s 11,000 sf includes office spaces, conference and training rooms, and the JCC’s new community food bank. Loci is proud to work with the JCC and their outstanding community service work.

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David Briggs to Speak at Parsons School of Design

April 4, 2019

David Briggs, Executive Director of Gowanus By Design and Principal at Loci Architecture, will be speaking tonight at Parsons School of Design, along with a group of panelists consisting of designers, activists, environmental stewards, and politicians, to discuss the development and sustainability concerns that are happening in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood. As population displacement continues to push into parts of the city that have been scarred by 19th and 20th century industry, have insufficient infrastructure, and are at risk from environmental changes wrought by global warming, there needs to be proper planning set forth in order for sustainable development to happen and ensure continual growth. Tonight’s event is free and open to the public located at 2 West 13th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY in the Sky Room L1201.

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Ice Skating at Prospect Park

March 14, 2019

Team Loci visited the LeFrak Center designed by TWBTA at Lakeside in Prospect Park this week for an ice skating outing!

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Position Opening

March 7, 2019

We’re hiring! Loci is currently seeking to fulfill two positions at our studio in New York City. Head over to our Contact page for details.

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Loci Visits Kahn’s First Unitarian Church of Rochester

February 22, 2019

Louis Kahn’s First Unitarian Church of Rochester, seen on a recent site visit by Loci’s Rachel Padowicz to Rochester for a potential project. Kahn’s masterful use of light and materiality is evident throughout this breathtaking building.

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Loci Firm Culture

February 15, 2019

At Loci, we believe that a successful design practice creates a working environment that is relaxed and inspirational, yet focused on providing the best possible service to its clients. We are skilled designers, architects, and managers with diverse backgrounds who support a collaborative workplace. Each new team member is assigned a mentor who introduces them to the office culture and process. This relationship continues throughout the full term of employment and gives the entire staff insight, training, and a voice in the growth and success of our firm.

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Loci Essays

February 7, 2019

Science fiction writers don’t always get the respect they deserve, but their visions of the future often become very real. Although we haven’t yet reached the dystopia of Bladerunner’s 2019 Los Angeles, it is worth taking stock of what has come to pass and how we must respond to it as designers and citizens. Click here to read the full article.

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FISP Services at Pace

January 30, 2019

Continuing our work at Pace University, Loci has been engaged to provide FISP services at the exterior of 1 Pace Plaza, a 500,000 sf building and the campus center.

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Tim Keesee Loci’s New Team Member

January 23, 2019

Loci welcomes our newest team member, Tim Keesee! Tim earner his Master of Architecture degree from @ClemsonUniversity before moving to New York. Building on his background in woodworking, guitar construction, and digital fabrication, Tim contributes his rigor and attention to detail to Loci’s work. He often can be found exploring the ever-changing built environment of the city and admiring its historic buildings.

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Loci Architect-of-Record for BPL Main Branch

January 16, 2019

Loci Architecture is now the Architect-of-Record for the Brooklyn Public Library main branch at Grand Army Plaza, helping the institution meet occupancy and code requirements. The team will assess the existing conditions, provide code review, and assist in closing-out open DOB applications, as well as preparing filing drawings for some of the design work undertaken by Toshiko Mori Architects. Levien & Company is providing Owner’s Rep services.

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Loci 20: Week 14

December 27, 2018

Week 14 (and our final week) of Loci’s best projects over the past 20 years! This year we completed the transformation of a Jamaica, Queens warehouse with a big box retailer into a modern commercial property. The largest tenant is a kidney dialysis center that will serve patients from the nearby Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. The new, energy-saving facade system is carefully composed of EIFS, granite, architectural glass block, a porcelain tile-clad rainscreen, and metal panel canopies. Happy New Year!

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Loci 20: Week 13

December 18, 2018

Entering the final stretch in Week 13: Working with Gowanus by Design, we submitted a proposal earlier this year for transforming the DSNY’s Salt Lot into a new public park on the canal. The retention tank/headhouse and composting facility/greenhouse are clad in the same corrugated sheet steel that borders the edge of the waterway; they flank the Gowanus Field Station, a community center finished with deep timber boards, reminiscent of the materials once brought in by barge to build brownstone Brooklyn. Each building has a green roof and the entire west side of the lot is proposed as a public park, landscaped with sloping hills and wetlands that offer novel views to the canal and the neighborhood. This conceptual proposal is intended to spark a conversation on how the canal’s new infrastructure can support much needed public urban space.

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Loci 20: Week 12

December 12, 2018

Week 12 - another highlight from the past 20 years: Several years ago we restored the largest property in the GFP Real Estate portfolio (formerly Newmark Grubb Knight Frank) that consists of three connected buildings in the Garment District that reflect a range of early-20th century architectural styles. Our project team meticulously analyzed the original construction types and developed appropriate details for each building that stabilized or replaced severely deteriorated building components, such as the decorative terra cotta, copper gutters, parapets, skylights, and balconies.

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Loci 20: Week 11

December 6, 2018

Continuing our 20-year highlights in Week 11: Brooklyn Prospect Charter School asked Loci to design a new K-5 elementary school in 2013 on the top three floors of a parochial high school in Downtown Brooklyn. We created a master plan that was implemented as the school added new students each year. For its inaugural year we renovated the eighth floor, opening up an entry lobby and adding glass blocks in the glazed tile walls that bring daylight into the center space. In 2015 and 2016 we added classrooms, offices, a food prep area, and speech and physical therapy spaces on the ninth and tenth floors.

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Loci 20: Week 10

November 28, 2018

Week 10: In Soho’s historic district along lower Broadway, we renovated an existing dupl aex in 2011, adding a new penthouse to create a stunning four-bedroom triplex and roof terrace. Bluestone and a pergola built with sustainably-harvested ipé wrap the top floor. The lower terrace has an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and dining area and the upper terrace has a hot tub and sun deck with sweeping views of the downtown skyline.

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Loci 20: Week 9

November 20, 2018

Week 9 of our 20 year highlights: In 2012 we designed a Master Campus Plan for Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, which was moving into a former parochial elementary school. Our first project included renovating the classrooms and the gymnasium, creating a new library, and updating the entrance lobby. For subsequent projects we designed new science labs, a dance studio, a new black box theater, and converted part of the existing convent on the 4th Floor into classrooms and administrative spaces.

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Ford Foundation Center

November 20, 2018

Ford Foundation reinvents itself as the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, a beautiful public urban space in our city. Full article here.

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Loci 20: Week 8

November 16, 2018

In Week 8, we look back at one of our favorite residential projects: Loci designed the complete renovation of an East Village penthouse and created a new private roof terrace. Walnut and honed bluestone floors were installed with custom Danish cabinetry and furniture to create a restrained modern aesthetic. Large windows and a skylight above the stainless steel and glass stair allows daylight to illuminate the penthouse interior while creating a link to the terrace above.

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Loci Makes Pizza

November 10, 2018

Team Loci kicks back after work and learns to make pizza at @lepainquotidien

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Loci 20: Week 7

November 8, 2018

Week 7! Partnering with Gowanus by Design, the non-profit co-founded by David Briggs, we designed a new community park for the Gowanus Alliance under the elevated F & G subway line in the Gowanus neighborhood. We met with community representatives and conducted a visioning workshop that identified key elements of the park: passive and active recreation areas, a comfort station, a dog run, and an open area to support a weekend green market. One of the park’s key features is the installation of the iconic KENTILE letters that were removed from a nearby building in 2014. As part of a storm water management strategy throughout the Gowanus watershed, the project includes porous surfaces, rain gardens, and retention tanks to mitigate combined sewer overflow into the canal.

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Loci 20: Week 6

November 2, 2018

In 2007 Loci transformed this 500 sf one-bedroom apartment into an elegant and contemporary pied-á-terre residence. New sliding doors with a translucent acrylic resin help separate the living area from the kitchen and entry while not sacrificing floor space. With a muted palette throughout, the bold red backsplash in the kitchen brings energy to the apartment.⠀

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Happy Halloween 2018

October 31, 2018

Volunteer architects @bwoodarchitect of @dcm_arch and Ed Jose of Loci Architecture, with a group of enthusiastic parents, construct a haunted prism as part of a Halloween fundraiser at @Primary_Prep in Jersey City.

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Loci 20: Week 5

October 25, 2018

Continuing our 20-year highlights: our design for the new library at PS58, The Carroll School was part of a collaboration with the parents and school administrators who collectively participated in the project’s programming and fundraising from our then Council Member Bill de Blasio @ NYC Mayor's Office. The natural linoleum flooring and custom designed furniture is a playful juxtaposition of geometry, contrasting with the built-in bookshelves. Rolling furniture allows for larger school gatherings and dance classes, and a vibrant palette of materials reflects the spirit and warmth of a learning environment. Parents murals by @artandsigns & @derekstenborg

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Loci 20: Week 4

October 17, 2018

Week 4 of Loci’s top projects over the past 20 years. In 2006 we completed a new 3,000 sf duplex on West End Avenue. Using the details of a pre-war building as a backdrop, new natural and carbonized bamboo cabinetry was added to the kitchen and master bathroom. Our custom-designed furniture pieces were built from walnut, translucent ribbed glass, and stone. Cleft stone wall panels, herringbone oak floors, tinted plaster, and glass mosaic tile completed the apartment’s finishes. Lighting was designed by @tillotsondesign

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Loci 20: Week 3

October 10, 2018

Week 3: In 2007, we completed a new four-story 5,400 sf apartment building on a city-owned vacant lot. With a very modest construction budget of under $250/sf, we planned well proportioned living spaces and designed an exterior with zinc rain screen panels, bluestone trim, stucco, and brick that complement the neighborhood’s rich texture. The completed project resourcefully integrated design features commonly found in more expensive developments with Harlem’s need for mixed income housing.

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Loci 20: Week 2

October 4, 2018

In week 2 of highlights from Loci’s first 20 years, we are showcasing our work for this award-winning project. Our design was inspired by the building’s mid-20th century heritage; using the original building elements as cues, aluminum cladding was stripped off the marquee and replaced with stainless steel panels in brushed and sandblasted finishes. Awarded the 2007 Murray Hill Architectural Award for Excellence in Preservation and Design.

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Loci Celebrates 20 Years

September 28, 2018

Loci is celebrating its 20th year and will be posting past projects over the next few months as we prepare for a celebration. One of our early design successes in 1998 was this loft for two scientists located in a former industrial building in Greenwich Village.

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Construction Nears Completion In Clinton Hill

September 19, 2018

With about a month of construction left at 1100 Fulton Street, the new site of Brooklyn Prospect Charter School in Clinton Hill is really taking shape. Depicted here is Loci’s rendering of the school’s lobby and front desk design to be implemented soon.⠀

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Loci Provides Consulting Services in Greenwich Village

September 14, 2018

Originally erected in 1868 as the James McCreery Dry Goods Store, the Cast Iron Building in Greenwich Village is now a co-op residential building. We are providing consulting services on the ground floor retail spaces and bringing the building’s fire safety system into compliance.⠀

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Voting Polls at BPCS

September 14, 2018

Our 2012 project for Brooklyn Prospect Charter School is a polling place for the NYS Primary. Cast your vote for a better democracy!

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Unity Prep’s New Building Opens Its Doors Next Week

August 31, 2018

Unity Prep Charter High School starts classes next week in their newly renovated building in Williamsburg. The building’s interior transformation is even more dramatic - we guided the four-story former college building through an extensive interior renovation over the past 2 months to get it ready for classes, including installation of new partitions to create twelve classrooms, a fully-equipped science lab, locker rooms, and administrative support spaces.

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Exterior Renovation in Queens Nears Completion

August 23, 2018

The transformation of this former warehouse in Jamaica, Queens is nearing completion. The new, energy-saving facade system incorporates EIFS, architectural glass block, a porcelain tile-clad rainscreen, and metal panel canopies designed to minimize thermal bridging. The building will serve the local community as a retail and commercial office complex.

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Loci Visits Moynihan Train Hall

August 15, 2018

Thanks to Susan Shoemaker and the Moynihan Train Hall Project Team for giving us a tour of the new train station currently under construction! The new concourse will link the future Moynihan Train Hall to Penn Station and is anticipated to open in 2020. SOM is the architect, our friends at Severud Associates are the structural engineers, and FXCollaborative is designing Amtrak’s new facilities.

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From Alaska To Asbury

July 25, 2018

Loci vacation photos summer 2018! From Alaska to Asbury, we enjoyed the nice weather, beautiful scenery and a BIG catch!

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Loci Welcomes New Summer Intern

July 19, 2018

Loci welcomes our newest team member, Jake Lefeber from the Rhode Island School of Design, as our summer intern. As a rising senior at RISD, Jake has explored a range of topics from small scale community-based projects to large scale urban planning. Enthusiastic to gain insight on unfamiliar aspects of architecture, Jake joined Loci determined to contribute the skills he has acquired through his education and get involved in the processes integral to designing a better city.

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Loci Selected to Design New Unity Prep School

July 11, 2018

Ed surveys the new site for Unity Prep Charter High School - a building formerly occupied by Boricua College in Williamsburg. The pedal is to the metal for this one - occupancy is late August 2018.

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Loci Enters AIA Zero Waste Challenge

July 5, 2018

Great exhibit about the new Zero Waste Guidelines at the Center for Architecture, created by our colleague, Clare Miflin. From the New York Times: "Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City," at the Center for Architecture in New York, focuses on making it easier to recycle.

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Loci Designs Renovations at SJJCC in Long Island

July 4, 2018

We are designing a significant renovation to a JCC on Long Island’s North Shore to improve community-based services at their 100,000 square foot campus. The work includes a reimagined lobby, more fitness instruction spaces, and a new culinary teaching kitchen to support their social programs for all ages.

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World Cup 2018

June 28, 2018

At Loci, we break for soccer.⠀
Emojis courtesy of Sai Hu

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Cast Iron Exterior Restoration Nears Completion

June 21, 2018

Work is almost complete on the exterior restoration of this century-old cast iron beauty located in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District near Madison Square Park.

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Exterior Renovation Underway In Jamaica Queens

June 14, 2018

Exterior Renovation of existing masonry building currently under construction in Jamaica, Queens. The new facade system consists of EIFS, new windows, storefronts and architectural glass block. It will be quite the transformation when it is complete!⠀

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David Briggs Featured on Midnight Charette Podcast

June 7, 2018

David Briggs is interviewed on the Midnight Charette podcast for three hours (!) about architecture, the Gowanus Canal, painting, and life.

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Gowanus By Design Publishes Salt Lot Park Design

May 31, 2018

Designed by Paul Coughlin, Kenneth Miraski, Jennifer Leone, and David Briggs, Dave’s non-profit Gowanus by Design publishes the Gowanus Salt Lot Public Park. The proposal includes a new retention tank/headhouse facility, the Gowanus Field Station, a composting/greenhouse facility, and a passive recreation area surrounded by wetlands.

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Construction at Molloy College Dance Studio Complete

May 10, 2018

Construction is complete for Molloy College’s 16,500 sf Dance and Theater Studios on lower Broadway.

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David Briggs Critique’s NC State University Thesis Projects

May 8, 2018

Dave is a guest critic at NC State’s final thesis project review in Raleigh, NC. The graduate architect and landscape architect students tackled a myriad of resiliency and planning challenges around the Gowanus Canal Superfund site.

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David Briggs Invited to City Tech Design Presentation

May 2, 2018

Loci starts working on the first phase of implementing the master plan for the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center in East Hills, Long Island.

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Loci Begins Phase One of the SJJCC in Forest Hills

April 2018

Loci starts working on the first phase of implementing the master plan for the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center in East Hills, Long Island.

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Loci Selected to Restore Cast Iron Building in SoHo

December 2017

Loci is selected to restore the existing cast iron façade at 136-140 Grand Street. The building is in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District Extension and was built in 1900.

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Loci To Restore and Renovate Historic Building on Broadway

September 2017

Loci’s project at 817 Broadway for Taconic Investment Partners, TH Real Estate, and Squire Associates commenced construction in September. We are excited to work with a terrific team, including Studios Architecture, Stantec, and GMS Engineers, to completely renovate and restore the historic building to support new single floor office tenancies.

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Loci Brownstone Project Featured in 6sqft

September 2017

From a historical perspective, one of Loci’s more interesting projects: our renovation of a Brooklyn brownstone once occupied by the former queen of Sikkim published at 6sqft.
6sqft

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Second Phase Construction Complete at TEP

September 2017

Construction is complete for the second phase of the 18,000 sf Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade TEP Charter School in Washington Heights.

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Loci Proposes Development on the Harlem River Waterfront District

July 2017

Loci proposes a 28-story mixed-use development as the first project of a Lower Grand Concourse Master Plan in the Special Harlem River Waterfront District in the Bronx.

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Loci Presents Design Concepts to Molloy College

May 2017

Loci presents its initial design concepts for Molloy College’s CAP21 Theatre Arts training and performance space on lower Broadway. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2018.

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New Design Proposal in the Bronx

April 2017

Loci’s design proposal for a new affordable housing development in the Bronx.

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Loci’s Kentile Park Design Makes Headlines

January 2017

Our design for the Kentile Park in Brooklyn is back in the news! Local blogs and online news organizations tell the history and story behind resurrecting the park under the tracks and incorporating the iconic Kentile letters.
Brooklyner, DNAInfo, 6sqft, and the Brooklyn Paper.

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Loci Upgrades Interiors of Columbia University

December 2016

Working with the leadership at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, we upgraded the interiors at the historic Pulitzer Hall.

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Aurum Condos in Harlem Near Completion

December 2016

In 2013 we took over management of a portfolio of projects that was closing its doors. The first project, the 115-unit Aurum Condominiums in Harlem, nears completion.

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Loci Enjoys Harbor Sail Outing

October 2016

For the second straight year, we are blessed with beautiful weather on our Harbor Sail. Joined by our families, clients, and colleagues on the Schooner America 2.0 yacht we sailed around New York Harbor and watched the sunset behind the Statue of Liberty.

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Loci Completes Design Work at TEP Charter School

September 2016

Brooklyn Prospect Charter’s K-5 elementary school is complete after four years of phased renovations designed by Loci.

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Loci Begins Second Phase at Pace University

April 2016

Loci starts the 2nd Phase for obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy at 1 Pace Plaza, reviewing code compliance at Maria’s Tower dormitory and filing a second set of documents with the Department of Buildings.

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Loci To Design Retail and Medical Center in Queens

March 2016

Loci starts work on designing the conversion of a 55,000 SF warehouse in Queens to a retail and medical center.

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Gowanus By Design Opens Competition Exhibit

February 2016

Gowanus by Design opens its exhibit for the Axis Civitas competition at Site:Brooklyn, a gallery in the Gowanus arts district.

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Loci Completes Restoration Work on Lincoln Amsterdam Apt Tower

October 2015

Loci completes the $1.7 million exterior restoration of the Lincoln Amsterdam Apartment Tower, a 25-story Mitchell Lama housing development west of Lincoln Center.

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GbD Annouce ‘Axis Civitas’ Winners

October 2015

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle announces the winners of Gowanus by Design’s competition, ‘Axis Civitas.’
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David Briggs Selected As GbD’s Executive Director

July 2015

David Briggs is selected as Gowanus by Design’s first Executive Director, a non-profit researching urban strategies in the neighborhood around the Gowanus Canal, an EPA Superfund site.

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Loci Completes Restoration Work at Eastchester Heights Complex

June 2015

Loci completes the $11 million, 250,000 SF roof and parapet restoration project at the Eastchester Heights complex, a community of 114 residential buildings spread across five city blocks in the Bronx.

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Loci Teams Up With Gowanus By Design for New Park Design

January 2015

Loci starts working with Gowanus by Design and the Gowanus Alliance on the design of a new community park under the elevated F & G subway line in the Gowanus neighborhood. One of the park’s key features is the installation of the iconic KENTILE letters that were removed from a nearby building in 2014.

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Loci Begins New Project with BPCS

December 2014

Loci starts the next project at Brooklyn Prospect’s elementary school in Downtown Brooklyn, which includes new classrooms, a food service area, and a rooftop playground.

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Loci Selected by Pace University

December 2014

Loci is selected by Pace University to start a 10-year facilities compliance project to obtain the first Certificate of Occupancy for 1 Pace Plaza, a 500,000 SF mixed use building at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Gowanus By Design Launches New Competition

September 2014

Gowanus by Design launches its third international competition, ‘Axis Civitas,’ a challenge to map unique conditions in the Gowanus Canal watershed and present them as the Gowanus Atlas in an Urban Field Station.

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BPCS Renovation Complete

September 2014

At Brooklyn Prospect’s middle and high school in Windsor Terrace, construction is completed for a new black box theater, a library renovation, and the conversion of part of the existing convent into new classrooms and offices.

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Signs of Life at Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn

June 2014

David Briggs, Loci’s Principal and Executive Director of the non-profit Gowanus by Design, got together in June with Wall Street Journal’s Ralph Gardner to tour the Gowanus Canal and discuss the condition of the Superfund site. Read the article here.

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Historic Carroll Gardens Renovation Complete

November 2013

After eight months of construction, the renovation of a landmarked 1878 brownstone in the Carroll Gardens Historic District in Brooklyn is complete. Aside from an interior restoration and new extension, the cellar was lowered three feet in a complex shoring and underpinning process on the shared party walls.

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Loci Completes Two BPCS Projects

September 2013

Loci completes two projects for Brooklyn Prospect Charter School: new science labs and a dance studio at its middle and high school campus in Windsor Terrace, and the first phase for its new elementary school in downtown Brooklyn.

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Gowanus By Design Announce Winners


June 2013

Gowanus by Design hosts an exhibit of the winners and selected entries of the Water Works Competition.

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Loci To Renovate Carroll Gardens Brownstone


April 2013

Construction commences at a landmarked 1878 brownstone in the Carroll Gardens Historic District in Brooklyn. Loci’s design includes a new extension and complete interior renovation.

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Loci Announces Design Competition

March 2013

Loci announces the completion of a stunning residential triplex and private roof terrace in a downtown historic district. More information on the project can be found here.

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Water Works Design Competition

January 2013

Gowanus by Design receives 125 entries from around the world for its Water Works Competition.

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BPCS Selects Loci for Design Renovations

January 2013

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School selects Loci to design the next phase of its renovations at its middle and high school in Windsor Terrace. The project includes new science labs and a dance studio. Construction is scheduled for completion by August 2013.

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The Hot Seat: David Briggs and Anthony Deen

October 19, 2012

Interview on brownstoner.com with Gowanus by Design Co-founders, David Briggs and Anthony Deen, discussing the Gowanus Canal and surrounding neighborhoods and their thoughts and concerns on the development of the area. Full article: here.

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Diving Into The Gowanus

September 9, 2011

Interview with David Briggs and Anthony Deen, co-founders of Gowanus by Design on the public radio program, “Cityscape,” discussing urban planning issues at the Gowanus Canal. Read article: here.

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Gowanus Lowline: Connections

August 24, 2011

Gowanus by Design Competition featured in Urban Omnibus article: “Gowanus Lowline: Connections.” Full article: here.

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Create Your Own Canal

August 4, 2011

Gowanus by Design Competition featured in Carroll Gardens Patch “Create Your Own Canal”. Full article: here.

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In Gowanus, Big Development Can Wait

July 29, 2011

David Briggs interview in the New York Times “In Gowanus, Big Development Can Wait”. Full article: here.

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Loci Project Featured in Green Building and Design Magazine

October 1, 2010

Carroll School Library featured in Green Building and Design Magazine article.

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Carroll School Library Receives SchoolDesigner.com Award

September 1, 2009

Carroll School Library received Bronze Award in SchoolDesigner.com’s Collabetition and Silver Citation in American School & University’s Educational Interiors Showcase.

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Loci Project Featured on ABC News

May 1, 2008

Harlem Townhouse Development featured on World Business Report, ABC News, and CBS News.

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Murray Hill Architectural Award

October 1, 2007

288 Lexington receives the 2007 Murray Hill Architectural Award for Excellence in Preservation and Design.