PS 69 Bronx

To overcome a cramped and otherwise inadequate space for teaching and creating art, our redesign of the PS 69 Bronx art room includes new bookshelves, storage bins, drying racks, an interactive projection screen, damage-resistant furniture, and new tables strategically placed to facilitate communal learning.

A continuous aluminum picture rail and large sliding tack boards provide flexible display areas for the students’ completed artwork. The classroom’s terrazzo floors and ceramic subway tiled-walls were restored to match the original 1923 aesthetic, and a simple palette of cool colors with red highlights was chosen to compliments the school’s signature red windows.

Architectural Staff
Nicole Anderson
Jake LaChapelle
Bruce G. Nelligan
Vicente Quiroga
Project Team

Client
New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA)

Structural Engineer
Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineer
Beitin Associates

Cost Estimating
Concost Associates, Accu-Cost Construction Consultants