Project Talk 3: Brooklyn Academy of Music

Jonathan Strauss of Bernard Seeber gave an interesting talk on the historic restoration and renovation of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) buildings. BAM is a forward thinking performance and visual arts organization, currently housed in two eclectic buildings with a third now under construction. Jonathan took us through the inspiring restoration, which used modern materials and technology to meticulously restore the building’s elaborate ornamentation and brickwork. He also took us through the design and construction of an undulating, 130 foot-long glass entrance canopy – including snow load testing, fabrication and installation over a busy Brooklyn sidewalk.