Crye Precision Turns Brooklyn Navy Yard Warehouse into Gorgeous New HQ
The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s resurgence continues, even and especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dezeen magazine’s feature on the transformation of a former ship-building factory into a sprawling headquarters for American combat apparel company Crye Precision fills our hearts with pride for the bustling, waterfront business community we call home.
Previously in disuse, the nearly 33,000-square-foot facility now houses a sleek, modern workspace complete with open pods, offices, meeting rooms, design labs and a “primordial forest”—all while preserving the building’s history, structure and character.
"More than reverence, new architectural elements build upon the logic of the existing, echoing the materiality, detailing, rhythm and spirit of the original,” architect MN DPC told Dezeen. “Great efforts were made to blur the line between old and new."
The approach is similar to that of the late Baldev Duggal, one of the original visionaries of the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s rebirth and founder of the Duggal Greenhouse, the sustainable Brooklyn venue built in a separate former ship-building facility in the Navy Yard. At the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak in New York, Duggal Visual Solutions, Crye Precision and many other Brooklyn Navy Yard-based companies shifted their production to personal protective equipment (PPE) for the city’s first responders and medical personnel. Read more: