Location: New York, NY
Client: Educational Alliance
Architect: PBDW Architects
Description: Comprehensive building renovation, including building systems and technology infrastructure upgrades, to an existing five and a half story community center. The center, which has served the Lower East Side area since 1980, provides a wide range of programs with the aim of nurturing the whole person, and building a more connected and inclusive community. The project converted the 57,000 sf main building located at 197 East Broadway and the 17,000 sf Podell Building located at 179 Henry Street into a modernized and environmentally conscious center with new classrooms, art studios and gallery spaces, administrative offices, and a rooftop playground. A major focal point of the project is the 3,100 sf state-of-the-art glass enclosed multipurpose event space with views of the city and landscaped rooftop. Project is certified LEED Silver.
*Leadership experience prior to KBE-NY.