Project DescriptionFROM THE AIA NEW YORK STATE:
We reimagined the character and function of the learning and play spaces for St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School as part of a comprehensive interior renovation. Design features set apart dedicated language classrooms, music rooms, art and shop studios, science and prep areas, evenplay and fitness spaces, each designed to contribute to a rich environment for discovery and exploration.
Underutilized rooftop spaces were reclaimed and in-filled with a highly flexible multipurpose room and a fully automated teaching greenhouse for soil and hydroponic plant propagation. An expanded playdeck was reimagined as a series of landscaped outdoor rooms with play structures and furniture. A cloud room creates a figurative landscape for play, a garden room with a living wall is an intimate zone for small group study and quiet play, and an activity room provides opportunities to climb and build, featuring an airplane cockpit and fuselage all within an enclosed park-like setting.