NECD - manufacturing brooklyn navy yard renovation industrial


After contemplating a move to NJ to beat their rising real estate costs, National Elevator Cab and Door (NECD), one of NYC’s leading manufacturers of elevator interiors, found a facility to relocate its Queens based 50,000sf manufacturing and office space among the bustling manufacturing community at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

The 47,000sf facility spans two buildings at BNY, allowing for 14,000sf of office space coupled with a 33,000sf manufacturing facility used to build some of the highest-end elevator interiors in the city. Through close collaboration with the client and consulting engineers, a design solution was proposed that allowed a streamlined flow of production, circulation, and communication.

The client’s priorities for their new facility were not primarily aesthetic, but rather to creatively overcome the financial constraints associated with building and working in the five boroughs, therefore maintaining their local presence. The design team proposed creative cost-saving solutions and materials which performed both pragmatically and aesthetically. Exposed concrete floors, a graphic install of linear lighting and an emphasis on organized infrastructure contribute to a clean, modern, industrial space. The result garners a sense of pride and accomplishment across the entire NECD organization and establishes a more cohesive, efficient, and safe home for the company’s staff to thrive for generations to come by helping NECD maintain its foothold within the vital manufacturing community of New York City.

National Elevator Cab and Door Corp.
47,000sf Offices and Manufacturing Facility
Spring 2020
Barkow Photo
Furniture Design
Randy Lott, NECD
View from inside the manufacturing plant where elevator interiors for NYC's Class A elevator cabs are built
White oak furniture contrasts the industrial architecture
Building 12b Equipment Plan
The factory floor