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Client: BASIS Independent Schools
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Building Size: 90,000 sq. ft.
Project Timeline: 78 weeks
Awards: First Place, Modular Building Institute Awards, 2016

It seems fitting that a private school emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math would combine onsite and off-site construction to overcome the complex challenges of a tight urban building site that is on both a brownfield and flood plain. The practicalities of execution are where the story starts, but the building’s legacy is in its good looks. The striking architectural design combines complex angles, exterior glass curtain walls, open concept interiors and an outdoor terrace overhung by cantilevered upper stories—plus views of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and New York Bay. Constructed almost 70 per cent in NRB’s Pennsylvania factory, BASIS Brooklyn demonstrates both the innovation that results from hybrid onsite and off-site construction, and the power of beautiful spaces to inspire learning.

"As President Roosevelt said in his first inaugural address, ‘Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.’ That describes the essence of BASIS Independent schools and the spirit you feel in our classrooms, hallways and playgrounds." Dr. Q Mark Reford, CEO, BASIS Independent Schools

Floor Plan

BASIS NRB Floor plan