ALEXIS BITTAR INC, INDUSTRY CITY
Founded in 1988, Alexis Bittar INC. is the leading premium designer jewelry brand with a reputation for quality, craftsmanship and innovation. Described as “one of the most innovative jewelry designers of the 21st Century”, Alexis Bittar’s designs act as cult favorites of A-List celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston; as well as influential fashion icons Iris Apfel and Karl Lagerfeld. In 2004, Alexis Bittar won the accessories council’s “Rising Star” award and became a member of the council of fashion designers of America. Alexis Bittar jewelry is featured in Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s. The Company also operates seven Alexis Bittar boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.
Industry City (originally known as Bush Terminal) is a 16-building, 6 million square foot industrial complex in Sunset Park, Brooklyn that was founded in 1895 by Irving T. Bush. The twelve manufacturing buildings had been completed by 1918 and housed about 300 companies. For over eighty years, the complex served as one of the largest integrated cargo and manufacturing sites in the word. At its peak during the industrial height of the early 20th Century, nearly 25,000 workers went to work at the complex every day. Until 1974 Bush Terminal was an active port facility. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Bush Terminal housed the highest concentration of garment manufacturers in New York City outside of Manhattan. Today the complex is home to a wide range of tenants including 3-D printer maker Makerbot and the Brooklyn Nets.
MOROZOV was retained to provide engineering design and consulting services for Alexis Bittar’s new facility. Morozov’s team was brought in at an early stage of the process, during lease negotiations, to assist the architect and the client in formulating and developing a strategy that meets current and growing production needs.
The project involved a full floor gut renovation. The design incorporates mechanical ventilation system for jewelry making process and robust power distribution to all production work stations.
SCOPE Assisted client with negotiation of commercial lease term, provided full MEP design and construction administration services, carried out NYC Special and Progress Inspections
Alexis Bittar – 88 35th Street, Brooklyn
Building 4, 6th Floor Industry City, Brooklyn