Greg Jackson Center for Brownsville
The Greg Jackson Center for Brownsville is an 18,000 SF community hub for an economically challenged but vital Brooklyn neighborhood. Occupying an existing medical center building and the adjacent parking lot, the project will house a new community center as well as offices for three community-based non-profits and a flexible workspace for local entrepreneurs.
The ground floor community center acts as the public heart of the building with a flexibly programmable space and support services for the neighborhood. New storefront on the facade of the building opens the previously opaque building to the sidewalk.
The building also houses the offices for the Brownsville Partnership, as well as flexible classroom and community space in the basement. Using a palette of cost-effective, yet fun and tasteful materials, a narrow floor plate with little natural light has been transformed into a clean and active collaborative work environment.
Meredith Kole, Alexandra Burr, Aaron Forrest, Mitchell Bonus
The ground floor community center acts as the public heart of the building with a flexibly programmable space and support services for the neighborhood.