Our staff designed P.S. 69, a six-hundred-student pre-kindergarten through fifth grade school in Brooklyn, New York.
The four-story facility comprises two wings linked by an open, light-filled atrium featuring a monumental stair. One wing contains the main public spaces: lobby, gymnasium, library, auditorium, and cafeteria. The second wing houses classrooms. Each wing has its own entry niche, complete with sitting area, display case, and bulletin-board wall.
P.S. 69 was the first public school in New York City to boast an entirely wireless computer network, obviating the need for computer workstations. This gave teachers the flexibility to configure classrooms in ways that best met their needs; it also gave them the ability to conduct classes outdoors and in informal indoor gathering spaces.
CLIENT: New York City School Construction Authority
SIZE: 100,000 square feet
COST: $35 million