Bronx, N.Y., turns a dilapidated warehouse into state-of-the-art school campus

February 01, 2007 |

No stranger to the Bronx, N.Y., neighborhood that is home to the new $52 million Bathgate Educational Campus would ever know that the colorful, vibrant school was once a rundown warehouse.

The 140,000-sf campus houses 1,300 students across four schools. The Building Team, led by local architect John Ciardullo Associates, left the footprint of the existing warehouse and built a second story, in part by extending the original steel beams. The team then reconfigured separate entrances—with dedicated staircase towers and second-story, skylit lobbies—for each school. Each school also has its own classrooms, science labs, and administrative offices.

The ground floor, which includes a 6,000-sf recreation room, library, cafeteria, art studios, and music rooms, is shared by all the schools.

 

Add new comment

Your Information
Your Comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Refresh Type the characters you see in this picture. Type the characters you see in the picture; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.  Switch to audio verification.
Overlay Init