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.

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


  • Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)