Pre-K Center K613

brooklyn, new york

Pre-K Center K613 is a new three-story school in a dense urban block surrounded by residential buildings. The school provides 14 classrooms for 252 students and includes a clerestory-lit multi- purpose room at the cellar level. The building is a concrete structure with a highly efficient precast concrete, curtain wall and metal rain screen 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.  Front and rear yard setbacks provide space for outdoor play areas. The design maximizes green school credits that equate to LEED Gold rating. The school opened in September of 2018 and is one of a growing number of Early Childhood facilities in the MDSA portfolio.