PS 97 Brooklyn

A Gothic Revival style building from the turn of the 20th century, Public School 97 in Brooklyn is a neighborhood centerpiece. An elementary school serving over 700 students and 65 staff members, the building suffered considerable deterioration from age. After a thorough evaluation of the structure's condition, Nelligan White detailed a comprehensive plan to bring new life to the school building.

A three-story educational facility designed by C.B.J Synder in 1919, the building was facing structural failures after almost a century in service. We performed an extensive survey of the exterior masonry, interior landscape, and foundational system to determine a set of restoration recommendations. Masonry repairs, work on the roof, parapets, and ventilation were executed.

In all, we brought new vibrancy and stability to the educational home of hundreds of young students for years to come.

This project was substantially completed in April 2010.

Architectural Staff
Mathanki Kalapathy
Steven Keith
Jake LaChapelle
Bruce G. Nelligan
Valerie Nizewitz
Vicente Quiroga
Monika Sasvary
Yvette Waweru
Project Team

New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA)

Structural Engineer
Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineer
Beitin Associates