Brooklyn Chamber Building Awards

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Brooklyn Chamber Celebrates 2007 Building Brooklyn Awards In Lavish Brooklyn Style
Hundreds turn out to Fête Winners and Honorees


The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce held the 2007 Brooklyn Building Awards last night at Stage 6 at Steiner Studios. The event, in its seventh year, honored Joshua Muss, principal of Muss Development, LLC and Andrew Kimball, president & CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation for their work and celebrated 15 recently completed construction projects. The cocktail reception and ceremony held at Stage 6 at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard drew well over 350 people including leaders in the real estate and development community, government and local elected officials.


“These projects, our honorees and the people present at this evening’s event represent the leading edge of Brooklyn’s economic renaissance,” said Brooklyn Chamber Interim President and Chief Operating Officer Mark M. Kessler. “This year’s submissions represent the diversity, creativity and business savvy that are a major part of Brooklyn’s economy and culture.”


“The Building Brooklyn Awards emphasizes the design excellence that people have come to expect from Brooklyn. The intense real estate market has created many more well-funded opportunities for that excellence to be realized,” said the Chamber’s Director of Real Estate & Development Cheryl Gladstone. “Each in their own way, our honorees Andrew Kimball and Joshua Muss have paved the way for many of these opportunities.


The Building Brooklyn Awards (BBA) is the biggest event specifically showcasing Brooklyn real estate and development projects.  It has become a highly anticipated event for the real estate and development community from Brooklyn and beyond.   Prominent architect Robert A.M. Stern, one of this year’s winners and also the Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture, gave brief remarks at the event.


The Building Brooklyn Awards paid homage to a wide range of project types, budgets and neighborhoods.  The fifteen winning projects honored were: The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA), Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA,  Academic Village – Kingsborough Community College, Feil Hall – Brooklyn Law School, PS/IS 395, West Elm Corporate Offices, Brooklyn Supreme & Family Courthouse, South Slope Condominiums, 277 Gates Avenue (Gateway Housing),  The Imperial,  L3 Condominiums, One Girl Cookies, NY Marriott Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge, Twin Marquis Inc. and Red Hook Stores.


The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Muss Development, LLC; Two Trees Management; ELH Mgmt. LLC; Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation; Con Edison; The Clarett Group; Energy Concepts Engineering; First American Title Insurance Company of New York; KeySpan Corporation; Sovereign Bank; Susan Doban Architect, PC; YMCA of Greater New York.

The following are links to downloadable photos of 2007 Building Brooklyn Awards Winners. 




The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) (Arts & Culture):


New Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA (Community Facility):


Academic Village – Kingsborough Community College (Higher Education):


Feil Hall – Brooklyn Law School (Dormitory):


PS/IS 395 (Primary Education):


West Elm Corporate Offices (Office):


Brooklyn Supreme & Family Courthouse (Civic Works):


South Slope Condominiums (Residential – 1 to 5 Dwellings):


277 Gates Avenue (Residential – Affordable):


The Imperial (Residential – Affordable):


L3 Condominiums (Residential – Multi Family):


One Girl Cookies (Retail):



NY Marriott Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge (Economic Impact):


Twin Marquis Inc.  (Economic Impact):



Red Hook Stores (Mixed-Use):

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