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Benim Hikayem 44 - TRT Turk

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55 Greene Street Facade Restoration Completed

After an award-winning restoration in 1995, the Gunther building facade was restored to its former glory.

54 Greene Street Facade Restoration is in Progress

The Neo-Classical style cast iron and brick masonry building was designed and constructed circa 1873 by architect J.F. Duckworth. We are proud to be the architects for this first historically accurate restoration of the facade.

The Ground Below - Far Rock Competition

The rising waters make us realize the importance of preserving the ground below. We are proposing the restoration of the barrier island edge, approx.1500 affordable and mixed income housing unit, 80 acres of dune and nature preserve as well as commercial/recreational facilities.  A new transportation hub in Atlantic Avenue is proposed to make this area more accesible with a new high-speed train. 

The Water Mile - Detroit

Detroit waterfront is the gateway to the world's greatest source of fresh water. We propose a new wetland in the hearth of the city to purify the storm water run off and air pollution cause by the Detroit Windsdor Tunnel with a photo-bio-reactor.

Gowanus Waterworks Community Center

The Gowanus watershed has the potential to become the heart of five flourishing neighborhoods in Brooklyn. This new net-zero carbon footprint building is designed to provide a park, swimming and sports facilities as well as a state of the art water treatment facility for the region.

Brussels Courthouse - Une Vie Plus Ouverte et Verte!

The monumental plinth of the palace of justice has been transformed to give access to pedestrians and to connect the bottom of the hill to Pl. Polaert. The Plaza is re-designed with carefully definied public spaces and parks. The new reduced program for the court house allows the use of well-proportioned interior spaces of the palace by the public.

A New Book - Living in New York

We have been published in Living in New York by Alessandra Coppa. Edited by Motta Architectura and published by 24 ORE Cultur a srl, Milano, 2010.

This is a book showcasing the work of 19 architects including Deborah Berke, Ayhan Ozan, Desai/Chia, Roger Ferris, Gwathmey Siegei, Hari & Hariri, David Hotson, aul Latham, Diane Lewis, LOT-EK, Gates Merkulova, MOneo Brock, Valerie PAsquiou, Resolution:4, Annabell Selldrf, Sheldon Mindel and Enrique Norten who built New York residences during the last decade.

We are proud to be part of this group.

Beyhan's Book: The Ground Below

Would you like a copy of The Ground Below: Buildings and Projects by Beyhan Karahan, Architect?

Please send us your address and we will mail it to you.

Kitchen of Morgan/Cary Residence on Boffi Website and in Kitchenology Book


The Morgan/Cary Residence, a townhouse in the neighborhood of Chelsea in New York City, was renovated by BKAA in 2006. The kitchen of this residence is displayed under completed projects of the Boffi-Soho website:

Thank you Kathy, Janet and Mary!

'Transformation: Basic Principals and Methodology of Design' by Roland Knauer was given to Mann Library as a gift in the honor of Beyhan Karahan and Associates, Architects by Kathy Chiang, Janet McCue and Mary Ochs.

We are grateful to be part of such great architectural transformation of the Mann Library.

BKAA received the 2008 AIA New York State Award of Excellence

On September 26th, BKAA was presented with the AIA NYS Award of Excellence for the Chocolate Factory, a mixed use development at 325-329 West Broadway in NYC. The Project consists of a new 9 story residential building with commercial spaces at the ground level and restoration of two circa 1900 building facades on Wooster Street. A central courtyard will link the buildings and provide a simple garden for contemplation. The jury announced: "This is an elegant design that expresses its context in the industrial past of Soho, especially the sophisticated facade with interesting panel details."

Our Office in the News!

Hurriyet is a Turkish daily newspaper with an international distribution of over 500,000 copies each week. This article on our office has recently been published and can be viewed at