Conrad B. Duberstein U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse and General Post Office

The renovation and adaptive reuse of the General Post Office in downtown Brooklyn involved the renovation of 490,00 square feet of two adjacent historic structures — the original post office built in 1892 and an extension built in 1993 — and 85,000 square feet of new construction within the courtyard of the existing structure. The project included meticulous restoration of historic elements as well as new courtrooms and support spaces for the United States Bankruptcy Court and a new U.S. Postal Service facility.

Project responsibilities included construction administration, site visits, coordination with the general contractor, review of submittals and RFIs, and updating construction documents to reflect as-built conditions.


  • AIA National Committee on Architecture for Justice Citation
  • AIA New York City Committee on Architecture for Justice Certificate of Recognition
  • Building Brooklyn Awards Honorable Mention for Unique Adaptive Reuse
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
  • Preservation League of New York State Excellence in Historic Preservation Award
  • U.S. General Services Administration Design Award Citation
  • U.S. General Services Administration Design Award for Preservation

Completed while employed at Kliment – Halsband Architects, 2004
Project Principal: Michael 
Client: General Services Administration