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The Award-Winning Adaptive Reuse of the Historic Tobacco Warehouse into St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn

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The New York Landmarks Conservancy, in partnership with The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York, cordially invites you to:

The Award-Winning Adaptive Reuse of the Historic Tobacco Warehouse into St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn
With Lissa So, AIA, Marvel Founding Partner and Zachary Griffin, AIA, Marvel Associate

St. Ann’s Warehouse built its new theater in an 1860 Tobacco Warehouse adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This new theater was designed by Marvel who were tasked with creating a space that paid homage to both the history of the Tobacco Warehouse and St. Ann’s Warehouse’s past spaces, including its namesake church where it started. This award-winning state-of-the-art theater has gained international recognition.

Two of the Marvel design team, Lissa So, AIA, Marvel Founding Partner and Zachary Griffin, AIA, Marvel Associate will describe their experiences working on this stunning adaptive reuse project.

Lissa So, AIA, is a Founding Partner of Marvel with over 20 years of experience. Ms. So honed her expertise in theatre design renovating St. Ann’s Warehouse, a project that brought multiple awards to the Marvel office. She is leading the design team for TheatreSquared, a new regional theater in Fayetteville, AR. She also completed the Lyric Theatre, the Broadway home of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. In addition, Ms. So is currently spearheading 1 Clinton, a 36-story residential tower that will also house the new Brooklyn Public Library and the new Northeast Bronx YMCA. She attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she studied architecture

Zachary Griffin, AIA is an associate at Marvel. Notable projects he has worked on include: TheatreSquared, Fayetteville, AR; St. Ann’s Warehouse – Associate/ Project Architect; Playwright’s Horizons; Roosevelt Tower, Queens; and the Harvard Club.

For more information on Marvel, please visit www.marveldesigns.com.

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