Steiner Studios is building upon its Brooklyn Navy Yards empire with yet another lot in the neighborhood, The Real Deal first reported. The new, 178,800-square-foot space will eventually become home to six sound stages, a cafe, makeup rooms, and office space.
This time around, Steiner has hired Dattner Architects for the project. Dattner previously designed Steiner's conversion of 25 Washington Avenue, Navy weapons storage building, into production studios and the home for the Brooklyn Graduate School of Cinema, which let in its first class at the building in October.
Steiner owns an exhaustive list of properties in the Navy Yard totaling about 15 acres. Apart from the new purchase, Steiner runs 10 production studios, a 100-seat screening room, and 5.6 acres of backlots in the neighborhood. The company is also looking to transform the former Navy Hospital building into a 420,000-square-foot media center equipped with an underwater soundstage.