Far Rockaway, NY
Project Size: 42,000 square feet
An existing school building was in need of an expansion project to add classrooms, a gymnasium and an internal play area. Special consideration was needed due to the concerns of the surrounding residential neighborhood. As a result, a two-story gymnasium was recessed into the cellar level to create a moderate appearance from the exterior without impeding internal function. In addition, a rooftop playground was created which is accessible through the second floor of the building. A two story glass and aluminum lobby was built to connect the original building area with the new addition, while providing unobstructed views for the administrative offices on the other side of the building.