Sunday, November 30, 2008

It’s ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ For One DUMBO Architect

Architect Roy Leone has always thought being environmentally conscious was important. When he went to school at the University of Arizona to get his Bachelors of Architecture, “there was a strong commitment to the environment and being sustainable.” So it makes sense that he would bring these values to DUMBO.

Leone started Leone Design Studio seven years ago and moved it to DUMBO a year later. His projects are usually residential, and are renovations, not rebuilds, which is better for the environment. “We try to make [every project] more green than it was before,” Leone said.

One way to make a project greener is to reuse parts of a building in new ways. For example, in a brownstone Leone is renovating on Cranberry Street in Brooklyn Heights (right), he is using wood already in the house to make new stairs. This townhouse will also have ... read more

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