Historic Richmond Town Archive (PS 28 Staten Island)

Originally designed by C.B.J. Synder and constructed in 1908, Public School 28 was part of a family of three rural school buildings. Built in the Tudor Revival style, the now Historic Richmond Town Archive is the last remaining former freestanding, rural schoolhouse in the city. Suffering extensive damage to the exterior from flooding and age, Nelligan White set out to restore structural balance to the historic building.

In addition to flooding, severe cracking in the masonry, and a damaged roof, many of the windows were inoperable and, in some instances, falling to pieces.

After careful consideration, we recommended and executed a restoration campaign that included replacing all damaged windows and doors, replacing the masonry parapet and roof membrane, and installing new window guards. In all, the school building was restored to glory and preserved to contemporary standards.

Architectural Staff
Jake LaChapelle
Bruce G. Nelligan
Johnathan Pietro
Project Team

Client
New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC)

Structural Engineer
Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP

Civil Engineer
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineer
Beitin Associates, Clifford Dias, PE, PC.