Accommodating the growing number of elementary school children in New York City, the NYCSCA Capacity Program is providing additional seats at PS108 in the Bronx. Located along Neill Avenue in the Indian Village neighborhood, the existing 3-story school dates back to 1937. The existing building is registered with the State Historic Preservation Office with handsome cast stone and bronze details. Therefore, the new building details draw from, and are inspired by, the existing art deco motifs both inside and out.
The new building provides a relocated covered entrance, main office, medical and guidance suites, and additional Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms. To support the full school population, special spaces in the new building include a Music Room; new Kitchen and Student Dining room; and a new double height Gymatorium located on the top floor. Elevators are being provided in the new building which will provide accessibility to both the new and existing buildings.
An Early Demolition package was developed by the Design Team to facilitate a tight construction window. Phasing and logistics were reviewed comprehensively ensuring the greatest ease possible when building next to an existing, operational school building. Construction is planned for 2021.
Client: New York City School Construction Authority
Structural: Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C.
Mechanical: Loring Consulting Engineers PE, PC
Civil Engineer: AKRF Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architect: AKRF Consulting Engineers
Kitchen Consultant: Romano Gatland
Elevator Consultant: CAB
Cost Estimator: Nasco Construction Services, Inc.
Expeditor: Design 2147
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