Happy Holidays

Our holiday “snowflakes” celebrate the unique architectural details of our recently completed projects. Click on any project to learn more, and thank YOU for inspiring our work in 2018!   Brooke Charter High School Pendant lighting fixtures throughout the Brooke Charter High School augment ample natural light, and the building is wrapped in copper standing seam metal striping, creating a…

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Brooklyn Boulders Chicago Wins 2016 Chicago Design Award

We are proud to announce Arrowstreet’s Brooklyn Boulders Chicago project was a 2016 Gold Winner at the [City] Design Awards in Chicago last month. An adaptive reuse of two adjacent church buildings, the design reflects the client—a company steeped in the urban traditions of Brooklyn—and represents the subtle sophistication of the climbing community by seamlessly blending adventure, creativity, and performance; large…

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One Concept for Three Locations

Arrowstreet has designed three unique climbing gyms for client, Brooklyn Boulders (BKB), since they began expanding from their namesake location in Brooklyn, New York. Our first two collaborations were adaptive reuse designs: the Somerville location is a converted warehouse, while the Chicago gym combined two adjacent church buildings. The company’s latest gym in Long Island City is located in the lower levels…

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Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, NY Opens

Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) has opened their fourth location in Queensbridge, New York, joining the other locations in Brooklyn, NY; Chicago, IL; and Somerville, MA. Queensbridge has Brooklyn Boulders traditional climbing and bouldering walls, personal training facilities, and Active Collaborative Workspace, but takes things one step further as the first to be located in a luxury, high-rise apartment building. At BKB…

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The Photos Are In for BKB Chicago

Brooklyn has arrived in Chicago!  Earlier this year, the newest Brooklyn Boulders Rock Climbing Gym debuted in Chicago’s West Loop—the professional photos are in, and we wanted to share them with you. What was once a meatpacking district, the West Loop is now a haven for tech companies, amazing restaurants, art galleries, and now, BKB Chicago.  At 25,000 square feet,…

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TedxSomerville: Movement

Recently in Somerville, TED’s “Ideas Worth Spreading,” were in full motion, with a local twist! Located at the Arrowstreet-designed Brooklyn Boulders rock climbing gym, TEDxSomerville’s Movement-themed event was a 6-hour long series of talks and performances by local community members. Aptly located, the event centered around the theme of “motion” – from physical to mental and individual to communal.

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Brooklyn Boulders in Fast Company

Congratulations to our friends at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville! Their innovative merger of a rock climbing gym and collaborative workspace has landed in the pages of Fast Company. Brooklyn Boulders has inspired us with their unique vision and tenacious drive, and we celebrate their continued success!

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