Project

Posted on:

NYC School Construction Authority: Mott Haven Campus

Perkins Eastman

Shared By

Xululabs

Location

Bronx,

NY

Client/Owner

New York City School Construction Authority

Consultants

  • Alexander Gorlin Architects
  • Mechanical Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
  • Electrical Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
  • Plumbing Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
  • Structural Engineer: Leslie E. Robertson Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
  • Landscape Architect: RGR Landscape
  • Romano Gatland Food Service Consultant
  • Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
  • General Contractor: The DeMatteis Organization
  • Chris Cooper

Project Status

Built

Size

286,651 sq. feet

Construction Cost

$157,820,000
View all (8) images

Project Description

Category: Grow
Honorable Mention

In New York, space is always at a premium. So when faced with high demand for classrooms, the New York City Department of Education turned to an old rail yard—17 to 30 feet below grade—for additional space. Perkins Eastman designed the $137 million Mott Haven Campus to accommodate four distinct schools on the brownfield site, clustered around a shared 600-seat performing arts space and sports field. Each school (all of which have grades 9–12, and one of which also has K–4 students) has its own identity, with a separate color scheme, entry, classrooms, and dining facilities.

The jury lauded the campus for creating a sense of place for the students, especially in light of “all the issues that come up with being in that kind of densely compacted area,” said juror Ted Landsmark, who also noted that projects like the Mott Haven Campus can create incentive for public authorities to follow the example. “Urbanistically it does some good things,” juror Raymund Ryan said. “it creates a kind of haven inside with this shared space.”
Advertisement
Add a Project
Publish Your Projects Show off and upload images, text, and video of your work. We pick the very best for our project newsletters. Upload

Join the Discussion

Please read our Content Guidelines before posting

Close X