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[July 18, 2006]         

SUNY Downstate Medical Center was among the winners honored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on July 18, 2006 in the Chamber's annual "Building Brooklyn Awards" competition, which recognizes construction projects that have had a positive impact on the borough's economy and quality of life.
"Brooklyn is booming with new residential, commercial and retail construction in almost every neighborhood. These awards remind us how much new investment is driving development all across the borough," said Brooklyn Chamber President Kenneth Adams. The event included a special presentation by Daniel L. Doctoroff, deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding for New York City.
A nine-member, independent panel of Brooklyn-based architects, planners, economic development experts and city officials selected the winning projects. Projects were judged on a list of criteria including overall aesthetic and design, positive economic impact, improving the quality of life, providing critical neighborhood services and amenities, demonstrating a commitment to quality design and pre-existing architectural character, and demonstrating an aesthetic sensitivity to the surrounding community.
SUNY Downstate won in the Industrial category for its Advanced Biotechnology Incubator, part of a plan to develop a Biotechnology Park adjacent to the campus and to develop biotech manufacturing in Brooklyn.