Red Hook Library

Brooklyn, NY
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Ecological Design
  • Garden
  • Mixed-use
  • Plaza / Streetscape
  • NYC Public Design Commission Award for Excellence in Design (2020)

Located at the intersection of Dwight and Wolcott Street, the Red Hook branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is undergoing a complete renovation by Levenbetts with a new landscape designed by SCAPE.

Levenbetts and SCAPE’s design creates a direct relationship between new indoor spaces and the green spaces ringing the structure, including a re-design of the west garden as an experiential learning garden open to the surrounding community. Given the building’s location in the 1% FEMA floodplain, SCAPE will integrate stormwater performance into these areas through rain garden planters and bioswales planted with salt-tolerant species. As part of the renovation, the library’s front gates will be removed to create a more welcoming entrance, and portions of the streetscape will feature public seating. Construction is expected to start in Fall 2020 and last until Spring 2022.

Find more information and project updates on the Brooklyn Public Library website here.


  • Brooklyn Public Library