Democracy Prep Public Schools
Democracy Prep Public Schools
1000 Westchester Ave, LLC

Democracy Prep Public Schools

1000 Westchester Ave, LLC

Democracy Prep public charter school is a part of a 111,000 SF mixed use building on Westchester Avenue at the Simpson Speer Station in the Bronx, accommodating grades PK-5 and serving 540 students. The school program, occupying approximately 91,150 SF, is divided into two distinct PK-5 facilities sharing common areas such as the student dining, play roofs, multipurpose room, administrative, support areas, and play-roofs. The ground floor encompasses both school lobbies, the shared main office, and the retail space fronting on Westchester Avenue. There are 2 play-roofs: the main play-roof on the 2nd floor with a variety of activities for early and elementary childhood. Democracy Prep’s color, branding and graphics were used to distinguishing the 2 schools and use them as a wayfinding tool for the students.

Project Details

Project Market(s):

PK-5 Public Charter School

Project Service(s):


Architectural Design

Interior Design

Professional Credits:

Associate Architect: GF55 Architects


Bronx, New York


118,000 SF (91,150 SF school plus play roofs, 21,5000 SF retail)

Completion Date:

July 2023 (ongoing)

Project Lead(s):

Thomas P. Rowe, AIA


Kathy Dy, AIA


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