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The Rennie

The Rennie and The Abyssinian Church were adjacent projects located in Central Harlem. The Rennie is an 8-story mixed-use multi-residential building that sits where the old Harlem Renaissance Ballroom Theatre Building once stood. Brick details and arrangements, textures and specific colors intentionally recall the historic Renaissance Ballroom. The Rennie, surrounded by classic brownstones, sits across from Harlem’s historic Strivers Row and was designed to share an architectural language with its immediate neighborhood.

While striking a connection to the past, the Rennie was also designed to accommodate the modern Harlem community. The 134 residential unit building includes affordable housing units, 17,500 SF of retail space and 24,000 SF of community facility including conference, event, performance, educational, and wellness areas. The building is expected to receive LEED Silver certification.

The Abyssinian Church in the adjacent lot was completed with The Rennie and is a 5-story new construction building including a Fellowship Hall, offices, multipurpose classrooms, and a commercial kitchen.

A modern design references its historic roots

Location

2351 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard New York, NY

Project Details

Residential, Commercial, and Institutional

Status

Completed

Partner-In-Charge

Shay Alster AIA

Client

BRP Companies

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