Olmsted Center

Flushing, New York
United States

The renovation and expansion of the Olmsted Center provides an opportunity for the use of innovative sustainability strategies. The existing facility is a pre-engineered structure built for the 1964-65 World’s Fair as an administration center, which was later inherited by the Capital Projects Division of the City Department of Parks & Recreation.

The agency’s desire to remain at the current location — which sits four feet below the FEMA 100-year flood plain — coupled with its need for more program space and its target of LEED Gold certification, gave rise to ambitious efforts in addressing the issue of rising currents. With the sustainability goals in mind, HLB carefully executed lighting solutions that covered the exterior building, site lighting, corridors and circulation areas, conference rooms, offices and support areas, and lobby.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Sustainable Design
  • Corporate
  • Cultural
  • LEED Gold Certified
    9,350 sq.ft. | 869 sq.m.
    $4.8 M
  • BKSK Architects
  • Raimund Koch Photographer