SGI-USA BUDDHIST CENTER

Brooklyn, New York

Client

Soka Gakkai International USA (SGI-USA)

Project Team

Rollmann Architecture, Architect
Romines Architecture, Consulting Architect
Thornton Tomasetti, Structural Engineer
Cosentini Associates, MEP Engineer

Awards

Winner, Invited Competition

Project Description

This 13,000sf ground-up community facility in Boerum Hill was designed for SGI-USA, a Buddhist organization dedicated to a mission of promoting the value of peace, culture and education. The project incorporates a number of flexible multi-use spaces (designed for worship, lectures and other cultural events), as well as a bookstore, offices, pantries, bathrooms and multiple outdoor terraces. The modern exterior design for this new four-story brick-clad structure integrates the new building within the context of its residential neighborhood. Construction is currently underway on the project.