We are honored to announce that CUNY Brooklyn College Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema received a Special Citation in the 2018 SCUP Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions or Adaptive Reuse Awards. The design teams’ innovative approach to adapting a historic Navy Building and transforming it into a state-of-the-art film school began through a private-public partnership. The top two floors of the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s 25 Washington Avenue embrace the culture of a contemporary movie lot and creates a micro-campus for this new program. With full production and post-production facilities, this unique higher education program links cinema studies with a working film studio.
This year the jury selected eight Honor, eight Merit, five Honorable Mention, and three Special Citation entries from across the country. Take a closer look at all the winners in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Planning categories on SCUP’s website.
The award ceremony was held during the 2018 SCUP Annual Conference, on July 14-17 in Nashville, Tennessee. During the conference, award jurors shared trends and observations during a special session titled, “Observed Themes in Higher Education Planning and Design.” Most specifically, jurors distinguished Brooklyn College Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema for being a “really ambitious program for a heavily subsidized school.” Through a highly collaborative design process, the team was able to create New York City’s first public graduate film school.