PS 3 - The John Melser Charrette School

PS 3 Manhattan Playground & Auditorium Renovation. Nestled in the heart of the West Village in Manhattan and constructed in 1905 under the design of C.B.J. Snyder.

PS 3 M occupies about half of an irregularly shaped city block that dictates the overall footprint of the school. It is a five-story Beaux-Arts style building with a mansard roof and both barrel and gable roof dormers. The school remained relatively unchanged over the years except for a 1916 addition that included the addition of an auditorium and rooftop playground. Additionally, the school has undergone several small scale upgrades and renovations over its lifespan.

Nelligan White completed four separate projects at this school including renovation of exterior masonry, creation of a new roof play area, redesign of auditorium space, and addition of a new kitchen and cafeteria. The auditorium features a new stage, house lighting, and finishes, motorized movable partition, and digital reproduction of a community mural onto acoustic panels.

This project was substantially complete in 2013.

Architectural Staff
Mark Adams
Jennifer Cramm
Emily Giese
Steven Keith
Jake LaChapelle
Bruce G. Nelligan
Project Team

New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA)

Structural Engineer
Hage Engineering PC.

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineer
Beitin Associates, Dewberry