Adaptive reuse of the historic Hutton brickyards site in Kingston, NY, for the update iteration of Smorgasburg, the popular food and craft market founded in Williamsburg.

Atlas was selected by the founders of Smorgasburg and the owner of Hutton Brickyards to help guide the design vision for the conversion of the site from vacant industrial complex to open air market.  The goal was to preserve the site’s industrial heritage, while making the necessary upgrades that would allow the hosting of thousands of vendors and guests of the market.   The project involved repurposing and restoring 4 of the 9 brickyard structures, as well as ongoing development of a master plan for the future use of the remaining buildings.

Enhancing the industrial architectural assets of the site, while maximizing the experience of its one-of-a-kind location, within arms length of the Hudson River, was a unique challenge - part restoration, part creative design thinking about how to quickly transform a group of structures, vacant and vandalized for decades, into a market for thousands.  Atlas collaborated directly with the founders of Smorgasburg, the Hutton Brickyard property owner, as well as a team of civil and structural engineers, architect and landscape architect, and a wide range of contractors and subcontractors, on the design of everything from a caretaker’s residence to logo design. Special thanks to Berg + Moss Architects and Pat Nunnari Graphic & Brand Design for their involvement.

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The Hutton Brickyards logo, designed by Atlas.