New Settlement Community Campus

Bronx, New York

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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

Art Installation Welcomes Students to PS32K

Art Installation Welcomes Students to PS32K

As part of the NYC Department of Education’s (DOE) Public Art for Public Schools (PAPS) program, artist Letha Wilson was selected to create site-specific artwork for the new addition at PS32 Samuel Mills Sprole School in Brooklyn. Installation of the three pieces,...