A developer embarking on his first project, purchased this property consisting of two adjoining buildings. The 13,200 square foot warehouse, located in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, will be converted from a warehouse to a ground floor retail and office space above. The change of use is looking to capitalize on a revitalization of the area which consists of a substantial amount of new restaurants, sports facilities, and independent business congregating to re-purposed warehouses. A core was created which incorporates the lobby, new elevator, fire stairs, and handicap accessible restrooms. Structural work includes removing a steel column and cutting an existing beam at the location of the new core, masonry work to repair previous damage, and excavating the cellar for stair access. The design of a raw industrial style was incorporated throughout, leaving original and new structural elements exposed. The design preserves utilitarian characteristics and materials while providing modern amenities.