March 26, 2015
Architizer's "7 Affordable Housing Projects That Show How Good Design Is for Everyone" puts RKTB Architects in good company with others who have ways to avoid gentrification.
February 09, 2015
East Clarke Place Court transforms two lots in the Bronx into quality affordable housing. Click here to read the article on the Affordable Housing Finance website
January 13, 2015
RKTB's sustainable project East Clarke Place Court was named New York Real Estate Journal's "Green Property of the Month." Click on the article to read the full online version and see more project photos.
December 15, 2014
RKTB's two-tower complex is one of the earliest projects to meet the criteria of the Enterprise Green Communities program that creates cost-effective, sustainable architecture for low-income families.
December 08, 2014
Bronx Times writer Steven Goodstein asks, "Who says affordable housing can't look unaffordable?" when describing RKTB's East Clarke Place Court.
November 10, 2014
Throughout our history, RKTB has been committed to providing housing for all New Yorkers, including those with limited incomes and special needs. Click through to read more about RKTB's contribution to affordable and supportive housing in New York City.
October 27, 2014
RKTB President Carmi Bee, FAIA, contributed to the design of one of Pittsburgh Corning's products, the Focus Pattern Block. He also provided the company with insight regarding various industry topics, including his greatest passion, affordable housing.
August 18, 2014
RKTB/Perkins Eastman's plan for a 200-acre healthcare complex in Abuja, Nigeria is featured in the July 2014 issue of Architect magazine.
August 12, 2014
RKTB's Msgr. Anthony J. Barretta Apartments housing project is mentioned in an article regarding alternative financing sources for affordable housing, particularly from religious institutions and other non-profits. This is one of five projects RKTB has completed to date based on an infill housing prototype that the firm developed in response to NYC's affordable housing crisis.
June 19, 2014
RKTB Principal, Peter Bafitis, AIA and Fernando Villa, AIA of Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC., were presented with the Vice President's Citation for Design Excellence at the 2014 AIANY Annual Meeting on June 17th for their work as co-chairs of the AIANY Housing Committee.
May 09, 2014
COSMOSIS, The Visionary Art of Al Johnson at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)...is a reminder that the architect and the artist embrace the common bond of respect for the integrity of space and form. The architect documents the environment, formulates a plan and with imagination executes it for all to engage. The artist uses its “anthropoligistic” eye, observing its surroundings and creating a treatment of expression in medium for all to inspire.
The exhibit is on view until May 31, 2014. For details, click on title above.
February 24, 2014
RKTB's most recent affordable housing project, Monsignor Anthony J. Barretta Apartments, was recently featured in a Gizmodo article titled "7 Smart New Affordable Housing Projects Making Cities Stronger."
February 10, 2014
Carmi Bee, FAIA, of RKTB Architects, Joseph Shein, AIA, of Perkins Eastman, and Sol Hecht of WSP attended a historic Healthcare Partnership Ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria. Click through to read the full article.
February 03, 2014
RKTB Principal Peter Bafitis, AIA, and MAP Associate Principal Fernando Villa, AIA, were recently featured in Real Estate Weekly. The two are newly appointed co-chairs of the AIANY Housing Committee and their focus will be on the pressing issues facing New Yorkers and to promote dialogue about housing design and city policy. Click through to view the article.
January 24, 2014
Monsignor Anthony J. Barretta Apartments could serve as a model to help solve the pressing need for affordable housing in New York City.
December 10, 2013
RKTB has been awarded the 2013 Building Award For Excellence in Design and Construction from the Queens & Bronx Building Association for the design of Monsignor Anthony J. Barretta Apartments in Brooklyn.
November 26, 2013
Celebrating 50 years of serving as architects in New York City, RKTB will plant trees in every borough to replace those lost by Superstorm Sandy and commemorate the firm's legacy and its future work with the city. Click on the title to view the full press release.
November 20, 2013
Monsignor Anthony J. Barretta Apartments, RKT&B's latest project using the Infill Housing Model, was recently featured in Real Estate Weekly. Click through to view the article.
November 05, 2013
The Fall 2013 edition of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate's Premises Magazine features the Msgr. Anthony J. Barretta Apartments, the latest project based on RKT&B's infill prototype, in an article on producing affordable housing in NYC. Please click above to access the article.
October 04, 2013
Carmi Bee, FAIA, joins Monsignor Alfred LoPinto of the Diocese of Brooklyn, members of the project team, and other officials at the Msgr. Anthony J. Barretta Apartments open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on September 26th. This is the latest project based on RKTB's affordable housing infill prototype.
June 27, 2013
Westbeth Artists' Housing, the largest live/work housing project in the country, recently named RKT&B's president Carmi Bee, FAIA, as the new president of its board of directors. Click on the title above for the full press release.
May 20, 2013
RKTB is pleased to announce that we have received the Excellence in Design award from the Queens Chamber of Commerce for the Sutphin Boulevard Arcade in Jamaica, Queens. As part of a continuing effort by the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation to improve the area near the Jamaica Transportation Hub, RKTB redesigned the eastern side of the Sutphin Avenue underpass and added new retail shops for an enhanced pedestrian experience.
March 14, 2013
An article written by Carmi Bee for "Multi-Housing News" in November 2010 on his "Smart Housing" infill prototype details the concept behind the development of several of the firm's most recently-completed projects.
January 10, 2013
RKTB is proud to share a new microhousing concept, inspired by the adAPT NYC competition issued last summer by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Click through to see images.
January 10, 2013
Curbed NY has a great feature about 455 Central Park West, including photos and a description of RKT&B's conversion of the old cancer hospital into luxury condominiums.
January 02, 2013
On October 25th, city officials broke ground on a new 60,000 foot addition to PS70 in Astoria, designed by RKTB.
January 01, 2013
RKTB’s offices have now reopened. If you were unable to contact us by phone or email last week, please try again as all of our systems are now working.
January 01, 2013
The New York Times recently printed a letter to the editor from RKTB senior partner Carmi Bee about a possible solution to the housing crisis following Hurricane Sandy.
August 01, 2012
Designed by RKT&B Architects, Putnam Madison Housing is a new 48-unit affordable housing development in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.
August 01, 2012
Real Estate Weekly highlighted RKT&B's latest completed project, Putnam Madison Housing.
July 30, 2012
The latest implementation of the Infill Housing Prototype developed by RKT&B and the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) is now complete.
January 03, 2012
The Maynard, located in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, marks another milestone for RKT&B Architects.
January 01, 2012
RKT&B Architect's project at 166 Montague Street continues the firm's tradition of adaptive reuse and restoration with the gut renovation of an 1891 Brooklyn gem.
April 27, 2011
Buildipedia points to RKT&B’s work on Turtle Bay Towers, 455 Central Park West, and the School for the Physical City as examples of excellence in adaptive reuse
October 06, 2010
80,000-Square-Foot HPD Infill Project Is Especially Notable for Unusual Facade
January 01, 2010
Hospital with Teaching/Research Facility and Hotel to be completed in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, in 2012
April 12, 2009
RKT&B (Rothzeid Kaiserman Thomson & Bee, P.C. Architects and Planners) is proud to announce the completion of the restoration/adaptive reuse of 455 Central Park West.