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MBB’s Taylor Aikin speaks on “Adaptive Reuse of Sacred Spaces,” a discussion about how religious institutions in NYC can creatively leverage their real estate assets to advance their mission and serve the public good.

Brooklyn Trail: Adaptive Reuse of Sacred Spaces

Featuring Jason Labate, Taylor Aikin, and Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, with Amy Saul-Zerby

Lawyer Jason Labate and architect Taylor Aikin of MBB Architects join Rail Editor-at-Large Donna Schaper for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Amy Saul-Zerby.

Taylor Aikin is an Associate Partner at MBB Architects, a multidisciplinary architectural firm in Manhattan focused on serving mission-driven institutions. He serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Bricks & Mortals and is serving on the Mayor’s Working Group for Faith-Based Affordable Housing Development, creating policy proposals to support NYC houses of worship through changes to landmarking processes and air rights transfers. Among other large-scale projects, Taylor led the design of the 97,000-square-foot PS 19Q Marino Jeantet School addition in Queens, and the installation of a structural glass enclosure within a 48-foot-high stone arch as part of the renovation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan.

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