project

New Pre-K Center

Queens, NY
  • New three-story school surrounded by mixed residential buildings.
  • Façade articulation and material pallet blends with surroundings.
  • Site development within landscape areas provide space for outdoor play.
  • Expansive glass surfaces with shade control permit significant natural light to interiors.
  • Using energy modeling design maximizes green school credits.
  • Glass enclosed main stair provides views to play areas and park.

The school provides 17 classrooms for 306 students and includes two multi-purpose rooms.
The building is a concrete structure with a highly efficient precast concrete, curtain wall and metal rainscreen envelope that exceeds energy code requirements.
The interiors use a variety of materials that tie together common and classroom spaces with a soft yet vibrant color palette.