Abraham Joshua Heschel High School*

Abraham Joshua Heschel High School*

Location: New York, NY

The Heschel School

Helpern Architects 

The Heschel School project involved the complete restructuring of the existing building, originally built in the 1950s as an industrial facility and later converted to house New York City PS-IS 252 before housing its current private school tenant. The high school accommodates 300 hundred students and features a religious center; music, art and drama studios; science laboratories; library; media center; a 5,000 sf rooftop athletic area; and a state-of-the-art 2-story gymnasium. the design incorporated a highly advanced telecommunications, A/V, MEP/FP, and conveying systems. A new 2-story, 20,000 sf addition required the infrastructure to be re-supported and shored using foundation grouting and structural bolstering methods. This challenging fast-track project was completed within an 8-month period, requiring the use of forecasting methods, critical path scheduling, and pre-purchasing of all long lead items.

*Leadership experience prior to KBE-NY.