Marlboro Agricultural Education Center includes roof top greenhouse

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New York Construction Report staff writer

Construction has started on the new Marlboro Agricultural Education Center in Brooklyn. The facility was designed by Studio Gang and Consigli Construction is the builder.

“We’re proud to have partnered with the City of New York to design a building that empowers and provides for its neighborhood through urban agriculture,” said Studio Gang founding partner Jeanne Gang. “I am hopeful that the Marlborough Agricultural Education Center will serve as a model for how our cities can address food insecurity, promote access to healthy food, and ultimately increase equity.”

A design-build project delivery method is being employed to accelerate construction, expected to be completed by mid-2025.

The 9,900 square foot building will feature a rooftop greenhouse, indoor market, teaching kitchen and a multipurpose room.

“The new Marlboro Agricultural Education Center will provide Brooklyn residents and the New York City Housing Authority with a sustainable greenhouse and innovative educational facility, and we are proud to partner with the Adams administration and the City of New York to deliver this critically important resource,” said Consigli Construction NYC Metro regional director Laura Bush.

The building will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards and will be elevated to mitigate flood risks, enhance natural lighting, and provide scenic views.

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