Madsen Consulting Engineering

37 Lafayette Avenue

37 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

This ten-story, 120-foot tall mixed-use building is located across the street from the iconic Brooklyn Academy of Music, in Fort Greene. The building features retail space on the 18-foot high ground floor and a mezzanine level, followed by medical offices on the second and third floors and apartments on the upper floors. Amenities include a private residential storage space and a rooftop terrace. DHD Architecture Design is the architect of record.

Two structural systems were investigated during design: flat-plate cast-in-place concrete and structural steel before the client decided to go with cast-in-place concrete. The foundation is a reinforced concrete mat supported by deep piles. The building is in the immediate vicinity of the A/C tunnel below St. Felix Street and Q/B tunnel below Lafayette Avenue and it required approval from the NYC Transit Authority (MTA). The building was modeled and coordinated in Revit.