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k-12 school design - major adaptive reuse remodel by Gran Kriegel Architects in NYC

Courthouse Conversion Into Two High Schools

Located in downtown Brooklyn, the symmetrical plan of this 140,000 s.f. building with a central core facilitated conversion of this vintage 1951 courthouse into two 500-seat high schools. The interior of the building was completely demolished and reconfigured to accommodate the new program. A rooftop addition provides a multi-purpose room for sports and assembly. The steel-framed, long-span joist addition was separat
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public school designers in nyc - architecture work by gran kriegel architects

High School Restructuring

Gran Kriegel provided planning, design, and administration for the reorganization of five large, underperforming high schools into smaller academies. Part of New York City’s “small school initiative”, the schools included: Erasmus Park West Seward Park Wingate Prospect Heights This endeavor required time-sensitive planning, design, and construction monitoring in response to multiple phased constructions. Six addition
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school design by gran kriegel architects in nyc ps 109 auditorium

PS / IS 109

Community School District 22 in Brooklyn required this new school to accommodate its growing population. The 140,000 s.f. new construction serves 1,100 students. A central core includes an auditorium, gymnasium, kitchen and dining spaces. Two classroom wings, one serving elementary grades and the second for intermediate grades, are linked to the central facilities core. Traditional school construction materials, bric
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high school lab and classroom design and architecture project by gran kriegel architects in nyc

High School Science Lab Upgrades

Working as the architectural subconsultant to Dagher Engineering on a term contract, Gran Kriegel contributed  to the existing conditions study / scope report and designs renovations for state-of-the-art science labs for high schools throughout New York City. Client: New York City School Construction Authority Location: New York, NY Back to K-12 Schools
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special needs school remodeling in nyc - design by gran kriegel architects

PS 233Q, Queens, NY

PS 233 is the first school specifically for severely handicapped children to be built in New York City. Comprising 17,000 square feet, this mini-school’s small scale and residential character blend with the surrounding neighborhood. To meet the client’s short timetable, the project was designed to permit simple, lightweight and fast construction. Colorful, familiar forms are used to stimulate and reassure
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public school designers in nyc - architecture project by gran kriegel architects

PS / IS 14, Queens, NY

Community School District 22 in Brooklyn required this new school to accommodate its growing population. The 140,000 s.f. new construction serves 1,100 students. A central core includes an auditorium, gymnasium, kitchen and dining spaces. Two classroom wings, one serving elementary grades and the second for intermediate grades, are linked to the central facilities core. Traditional school construction materials, bric
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school design and building addition by gran kriegel architects in nyc

Early Childhood Center 361 at PS 94X

This new early childhood center is located on a through-block site and attached to PS 94X. Serving pre-k through grade 3, the 515-seat facility includes 24 classrooms, a multi-purpose room, cafeteria, library, and typical school support and administrative spaces. It is among the first projects designed under the NYC’s “Green Schools Guide” initiative for sustainable design with the equivalent of a LEED silver r
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school design in nyc by gran kriegel architects

PS / IS 78Q: Robert F. Wagner School

This new, 650-seat pre-K through 8th grade school in Long Island City opened in 2013. The 98,569 s.f building features a 300-seat auditorium, gymnasium, administrative offices, and five instructional stories above grade with classrooms and science labs. An accessible entrance and glazed gallery space open onto a 3,400 s.f. play-yard facing a new park to the south. Occupied for the 2013/2014 school year, 78Q is our se
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