March 26, 2015

7 Affordable Housing Projects That Show How Good Design Is For Everyone

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 Featured in Affordable Housing Finance

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

East Clarke Place Court Named NYREJ's "Green Property of the Month"

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

Affordable Bronx Project a Cut Above the Rest

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

New Affordable Housing Complex Surpasses the Norm

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

RKTB's Commitment to Affordable and Supportive Housing

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, Designs Glass Block for Pittsburgh Corning, Gives Insight on Affordable Housing

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's Design of a Healthcare Complex in Nigeria is Featured in Architect Magazine

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

Churches and Non-Profits as Funding Sources for Affordable Housing

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 Receives Vice President's Citation for Design Excellence at the 2014 AIANY Annual Meeting

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

Exhibit at SOPAC Fuses the Art of Al Johnson and the Architecture of RKTB Architects, P.C.

COSMOSIS, The Visionary Art of Al Johnson at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) 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 Recent Affordable Housing Project Featured in Gizmodo

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, Represents RKTB Architects at the Healthcare Partnership Ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria

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, Featured in Real Estate Weekly

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

RKTB's Most Recent Affordable Housing Project, Monsignor Anthony J. Barretta Apartments, was Featured in the Architect's Newspaper

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 Receives a 2013 Building Award for the Design of Msgr. Anthony J. Barretta Apartments

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

RKTB Donates 50 Trees to Celebrate 50 Years as Architects in New York City

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

RKTB's Latest Infill Housing Model was Featured in REAL ESTATE WEEKLY

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

RKTB's Design of Msgr. Anthony J. Barretta Apartments is Featured in NYU's Premises Magazine

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

RKTB Celebrates Grand Opening of Msgr. Anthony J. Barretta Apartments

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

Carmi Bee, FAIA, Named President of Board of Directors of Westbeth Artists’ Housing

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 Wins Excellence in Design Award for Sutphin Boulevard Arcade

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

How to Design Affordable Small-Lot Housing in Urban Areas, by Carmi Bee

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

Microhousing Concept from RKTB

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

"Haunted Castle on Central Park Now Luxury Condominiums" -- Curbed NY feature on 455 CPW!

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

PS70 Queens Groundbreaking Ceremony

On October 25th, city officials broke ground on a new 60,000 foot addition to PS70 in Astoria, designed by RKTB.

January 01, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Recovery

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

Housing for Storm Victims: Carmi Bee's Letter to the Editor

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

Putnam Madison Housing Featured in New York Nonprofit Press

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

Carmi Bee, RKT&B's Senior Partner, Featured in Real Estate Weekly

Real Estate Weekly highlighted RKT&B's latest completed project, Putnam Madison Housing.

July 30, 2012

Press Release Celebrates the Completion of Putnam Madison Housing, Designed by RKT&B Architects

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 Is Latest Incarnation of RKT&B and CPC's Infill Housing Prototype

The Maynard, located in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, marks another milestone for RKT&B Architects.

January 01, 2012

Landmark Brooklyn Building Converted to Condos by RKT&B

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

RKT&B Architects Featured on

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

Construction of 1465 & 1473 Fifth Avenue, A Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) project in Harlem, is complete

80,000-Square-Foot HPD Infill Project Is Especially Notable for Unusual Facade

January 01, 2010

New State-of-the-Art Hospital to be Built in Abuja, Nigeria

Hospital with Teaching/Research Facility and Hotel to be completed in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, in 2012

April 12, 2009

RKT&B Triumphs Over 25 Years of Obstacles to Complete Restoration of 455 Central Park West New York, NY

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.