Public School 204 in Brooklyn had been dealing with exterior water damage for years due to old age. Severe interior flooding in the Fall of 2011 however, forced immediate action. Nelligan White was tapped to design and execute a comprehensive renovation plan to bring new life to this century-old educational cornerstone of the Bensonhurst neighborhood.
Originally constructed in 1929, the school had been reporting for years water damage to the interior, cracking of the exterior masonry façade, and water ponding in the schoolyard. From August to October 2011, the building further experienced multiple floods of 3”-4” of standing water, devastating many of its classrooms. Nelligan White performed an extensive survey of the school building and determined immediate action had to be taken to preserve the structure’s long term usability.
As a result of the repairs executed to address all reported damage and prevention methods installed to prevent future infiltration, this four-story institution of learning was reinvigorated for many generations to come.