22-02 60th Street, Brooklyn, NY



Bishop Kearney High School is a 1960s all-girls Catholic high school located in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. This three-story tall building with a partially below-grade basement is a cavity wall construction with brick façade tied into CMU block backup.

The project was the redesign of existing classrooms in one wing of an all-girls Catholic high school into a new, three-story Universal Pre-K. The new UPK features six new classrooms with new flooring, wall and ceiling paint finishes, new lighting fixtures, new built-in cabinetry and counter-mounted sinks, new bottle filling stations, custom built furniture, new smart boards and white boards, and new window shades. The retrofit also included new administration offices, entrances, bathroom refurbishments, and a new outdoor play space. This project was part Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Universal Pre-K initiative, and 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: New York City School Construction Authority

Budget: $2,180,000