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Brooklyn Mass Timber–Custom Single Family Home

Brooklyn, NY
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

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Brooklyn Mass Timber House is an adaptive reuse project focused on sustainable and speedy construction methodologies utilizing mass timber. The 3,500SF single-family home will feature a three-story Douglas Fir laminated stair and bridge, along with divine views out onto one of New York City’s few Gothic Revival style cathedrals. A moment synonymous with Paris in the heart of Brooklyn.

The existing structure, initially a carriage house, dates back to 1873. Although, the front façade has been altered over the years as usages have changed. Our approach includes refurbishing the frontage in cooperation with The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, with the interest of maintaining the structure’s historic integrity.

This adaptive reuse project focuses on sustainable and speedy construction methodologies utilizing mass timber, an alternate construction approach using prefabricated, solid-wood panels. Mass timber is a process which involves the lamination and compression of multiple layers to create solid panels of wood.

We estimate this delivery methodology will save approximately 35.8% of time over standard site-built construction methods and reduce labor hours required to complete the structure. Possessing an understanding of the lifecycle of construction materials and products is vital to altering the widespread economic and environmental impact of our industry.

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  • Building Type:

    Custom Innovative Residential

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)

Companies Involved:
  • Schiller Projects


  • Bensonwood

Individuals Involved:
2023 Call for WDA Nominations