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PS 340

PS 340 Exterior

PROJECT DETAILS

The PS 340 project consisted of a conversion of the Foundling Hospital building in Manhattan into a 518-student pre-k – 5th grade school. The lower 6 floors (115,700 square feet) of the 14-story high-rise were transformed from a hospital into a new school.

The street façade was modified to incorporate new entry elements and large glass surfaces, along the school to have an identifiable presence. The ground floor has active programming that includes the lobby, cafeteria, and dance studio. At the rear interior court, a new window wall introduces south light into the school penetrating the interior corridor through an open stair, which serves as the main circulation element connecting all levels.

This very complex project includes 21 new classrooms, specialized instruction for art, music, science, and dance, early childhood classrooms with a rooftop play area, and a double-height library. A large multi-purpose room and below-grade auditorium complete the program.

LOCATION:

NEW YORK, NY

SECTOR:

Education

SIZE:

115,700 SQ FT

SCOPE

This project, along with all of the School Construction Authority (SCA) projects EW Howell Construction Group is involved with, came with a strict deadline.

PS 340 Staircase
PS 340 Classroom
Lunch Room Cafeteria

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