Brooklyn Navy Yard Visitors Center: Bldg 92

 Brooklyn, NY | 2011 | 32,000 SF

Built in 1858, BLDG 92 was originally the Marine Commandant's residence at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Following extensive structural stabilization, exterior restoration, and interior rehabilitation, the historic building has been transformed into a public education center. Because the windows were blocked off by exhibits, Tillett Lighting designed custom light boxes that transform the building into a warm presence along the heavily-trafficked street. The new atrium, connecting the historic building to a contemporary addition, is treated as a glowing lantern. Architecturally integrated and concealed fixtures illuminate the photographs and sculptural elements that span the atrium’s three-story facade as well. The project has LEED Platinum certification.


Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Beyer Blinder Belle, architect
Workshop/APD, collaborating architect
D.I.R.T., landscape architect

2012 Interior Design Magazine: Best of Year Awards, Honoree
2012 Society of American Registered Architects: Award of Honor
2012 The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce: Building Brooklyn Award
2012 World Interiors News Annual Awards: Public Sector Interiors

Photography: Courtesy of Chuck Choi