Chamber of Commerce Gears Up for 12th Annual Building Brooklyn Awards

January 25, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Nominations Being Accepted

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2012 Building Brooklyn Awards, its annual real estate industry event recognizing recently completed new and renovation projects in the borough.

This year’s award ceremony and cocktail reception is planned for Thursday, July 12. Nomination forms, which are due on Thursday, March 8, can be downloaded from  

“The awards highlight the best of Brooklyn architecture in a high-profile program that truly demonstrates the world-class destination Brooklyn has become,” said Peter Meyer, board chairperson. “We look forward to receiving this year’s pool of excellent and innovative projects for consideration.”

According to Meyer, nominations are welcome, in particular, for built projects that have a positive impact on the borough’s economy and quality of life, and will be judged on specific criteria including: design excellence and innovation, economic impact, sustainability, urban context/design, contribution to neighborhood, and, the most important but least definable quality — “Brooklyn-ness.”

Projects nominated last year that were not recognized with an award may be re-submitted for consideration. A panel comprised of architects, city planners, economic development experts and business leaders will select award recipients.

Last year, 13 construction projects from across the borough were feted at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The event attracted more than 400 attendees, including real estate, design and construction professionals, and government officials.

At the awards event, the Brooklyn Chamber also honors two individuals who have made significant contributions toward enhancing the building and economic climate of Brooklyn.

For more information, please contact Lori Raphael at [email protected].

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