HOK COMPLETES DESIGN FOR BP MUSIC CENTER
NEW YORK CITY — The New York office of HOK has completed the pro-bono redesign of the former Engine Company 204 Firehouse, also known as the Degraw Street Firehouse, located in Brooklyn, New York City. The space will be converted into The BP Music Center, which will be used by the Brooklyn Philharmonic music ensemble, as well as Create!, a non-profit children’s arts education and training organization. Renovations will include the creation of a multi-purpose space for performances, meetings, lectures and other uses on the ground floor; offices for the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Create! on the second floor; and a music rehearsal room. Additionally, HOK will restore the building’s brick façade and design an all-glass entrance with a marquee. The construction timetable was not released.