RKTB Architects Share Socially Conscious Mission in Short Film

433 Broadway, Location: New York NY, Architect: RKT&B Architects. Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto, courtesy RKTB

A mainstay in New York City’s building and design community, acclaimed practice RKTB Architects has operated nationally for over half a century with an estimable social mission.

This month the partners and principals, led by president Carmi Bee, FAIA, released a short film about the firm. The purpose of making the film, currently available to view online, is to communicate more broadly RKTB’s mission: creating built environments that serve human needs and develop a sense of historic continuity, while respecting the context.

Regarded highly for its diverse portfolio in housing, academic, cultural, civic, and healthcare, and with project scopes that include planning, new construction, renovation and adaptive reuse, RKTB integrates exceptional design with a clear social conscience. Working to “help neighborhoods prosper and to promote equity in society,”  the growing firm’s focus on making a positive impact in the communities it touches has led to the development of long-term relationships with public agencies and nonprofits addressing homelessness, availability of early childhood education, supportive housing, and affordable healthcare and living options.

Watch the video here.

455 Central Park West. Photo: John Bartelstone, courtesy RKTB
Public School 70Q, Location: Queens NY, Architect: RKT&B Architects. Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto, courtesy RKTB
One Sullivan Place. Rendering: RKTB