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The Peck Slip School

PS 343 Manhattan

The Peck Slip School

Keeping in Character


Our adaptive reuse of a 1950s postal facility created a dynamic “hyper-urban” 712-student school at the former Peck Slip in New York’s South Street Seaport Historic District. We worked closely with the State Historic Preservation Office to design a contemporary exterior envelope appropriate for the new educational use while reflecting the history of the site and the character of the District.

Vertical Expansion Creates Space


We gut-renovated the existing four-story concrete structure, added two stories on top and installed an outdoor playground on the roof.  Fine metal mesh at the rooftop provides safety for the students while creating unobstructed views of the surroundings. Inside, special features included dedicated science classrooms, a library, a kitchen-dining complex and a flexible all-purpose “gymatorium” used during the school days and after hours.

Project Details

Project Lead:

Thomas P. Rowe, AIA

Kathy Dy, RA

Professional Credits:

Associate Architect – Massa Multimedia Architecture

Artist – Duke Riley

Location:

New York, New York

Size:

69,300 SF renovation

27,700 vertical expansion

Completion Date:

2016

Awards

Learning by Design 2016

Sustainability Certificate – NYC Green Schools Guide

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