Transforming existing buildings to serve new purposes is an integral part of design in densely populated urban areas. Headquartered in New York City since 1965, Gran Kriegel’s team is well versed in adaptive re-use projects.
Whether converting an old courthouse into two new high schools, a mechanic’s garage into a bright new charter school, or breathing new life into historic warehouses by transforming them into 80 new units of housing while maintaining the building’s historic facades, our architects are experts in realizing the full potential of an existing structure to meet new demands.
For the NY School Construction Authority Gran Kriegel led the charge on converting a former family courthouse in Brooklyn (pictured) into two brand new 500-seat public high schools. The interior of the 1951 building was demolished and completely reconfigured to accommodate the new program and a new multipurpose room was added atop the building for sports and assembly use.