INSTITUTIONAL DESIGN, NEW BUILDING & ADAPTIVE REUSE
1960 BENEDICT AVENUE, BRONX, NY
The original Bronx Charter School for Excellence is located in a three-story brick building with a wood and steel structure in the Bronx. The building was originally a police office building constructed in the 1950s. The project consisted of the conversion of the existing 15,000 square foot building into a new K-5 school space. The work included the construction of a new exterior elevator tower, as well as the conversion of the existing garage into the new school entrance.
Since the success of the original adaptive reuse project, two new additions were designed and constructed on either side of the school. The new steel structure buildings are two- and seven-stories tall that total over 40,000 additional square feet.
The new additions at the Bronx Charter School for Excellence were designed to expand the existing elementary school and add a new middle school. The seven-story tall middle school tower features a full-sized gym, a cafeteria with a teaching kitchen, useable roofs, and a student lounge with an accessible deck.
Owner: The Bronx Charter School for Excellence, 1960 Benedict Avenue, Bronx, NY