New Settlement Community Campus

Bronx, New York

Portfolio / Education / Schools / Community Centers / Daycare/Pre-K

The New Settlement Community Campus offers a unique model for school development. It includes two schools: a primary school and an intermediate/high school, plus a community center. Combined, the schools serve 1,163 students and the campus provides programming for thousands of neighborhood residents.

Highlights of the program include a 75-foot swimming pool, an auditorium, a competition gymnasium, a library/technology hub, and an outdoor amphitheater and play yards. The two-story mass running along Jerome Avenue houses the public spaces, while the classroom portion of the building is rotated in order to set itself apart as a distinct architectural element. The library dramatically cantilevers over the main school entrances, highlighting the role of literacy and technology in the community.

New Settlement Community Campus is a partnership between Settlement Housing Fund, the New York City Department of Education, and the School Construction Authority.

Client: New Settlement Community Campus with New York City School Construction Authority

Architects: Dattner Architects and ESKW/Architects

Structural: Silman

MEP: Loring Consulting Engineers

Civil & Geotechnical: YU & Associates

Landscape: MKW + Associates

Lighting: Jim Conti Lighting Design

Pool Consultant: U.S. Recreation, Inc.

Food Service: Romano Gatland

Artist: W. Scott Trimble

Awards:American Institute of Architects New York State – Excelsior Award for Public Architecture, 2014
Boston Society of Architects – Educational Facilities Design Citation, 2013
Society of American Registered Architects – Pennsylvania Council | Award, 2013
Society of American Registered Architects – New York Council | Award of Honor, 2013