INSTITUTIONAL DESIGN & INTERIOR RENOVATION (TERM CONTRACT)
500 19th STREET, BROOKLYN, NY
Bishop Ford High School is a four-story Catholic high school built in 1962 to the design of George & Robert Stickle. It is of structural masonry construction, with brick façade tied into concrete block backup.
The project was the redesign of existing rooms on the cellar and first floors of the building from existing high school classrooms to UPK classrooms for a total of 17 new classrooms plus a warming pantry and storage space. Project work included spray fireproofing of all existing open web steel joists, new dropped acoustic ceilings, new lighting, new VCT flooring, the conversion of blackboards to white boards, new window shades and new paint finishes. Lobby renovations were performed and included new lighting and built-in decorative tack boards. New drinking fountain/water bottle fillers at corridors were installed with custom-designed tile backsplashes. This project was part of the UPK projects of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initiative. As a result, it was designed and completed on an accelerated schedule in order to open for the 2015 – 2016 school year. This project was through a Capital Improvements Contract with the New York City School Construction Authority.
Client: The New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York