Designed by C.B.J. Snyder and originally constructed in 1909, Intermediate School 77 in Queens suffered extensive water infiltration for years. Nelligan White restored new life to this historic school building by repairing the upper floor interior finishes and replacing the deteriorating parapets.
IS 77 Queens represents an early example of the Type-A school, a popularized building concept from the turn of the 20th century designed to be constructed rapidly for growing neighborhoods. Nearly a century later, the five-story, 135,000 square-foot structure was no longer fit to contemporary standards. Experiencing extensive water-infiltration damage, Nelligan White was tapped to implement a necessary restoration.
Making note of previous restoration efforts and present damage, we recommended repointing of the facade, replacement of the parapets and face brick, as well as waterproofing application on the roof. In all, the project resulted in a historic school building reinvigorated for the future.
Construction was completed in September 2012.