This 850-student K-8 public school is located on an extraordinary site on Roosevelt Island overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The building is designed as a miniature campus which retains the unique village atmosphere of Roosevelt Island. Within the 103,000 square foot 4-story complex there are five major building components:
the classroom building
the commons building
the arts pavilion
the outdoor playground, all of which are organized along
Each of these elements is articulated with distinct forms based on their function. The promenade terminates with a view across the East River to Manhattan. The structure of the building is exposed architectural concrete. Detailing emphasizes the way in which the school is built, allowing the building to become a tool for instruction in its own right.
The project was designed by Michael Fieldman & Partners where Mr. Rawlings was Senior Associate.