Adaptive Reuse

Sutton Street

Project Manager/Designer: Eugene Drubestskoy

Completion Date: December 2000

Location: Green Point


The great challenge of making a space feel flexible and open was successfully met in this conversion of a factory building and subdivision of a large open space into loft apartments. Removing years of built up paint on both the interior and exterior revealed a strong, stable structure that could be the backdrop for the new apartment interiors. By placing the interior wall grid on a forty-five degree angle, unique interior spaces were created that provided the flexibility required by their artistic tenants, who signed up for units during construction as it became apparent by the demand that this Greenpoint loft building was a special place to live and work. In what quickly became an exercise in conservation, the green design of the building includes all those items which would award an LEED certification to the project.