Richard McElhiney Architects LLC

NYC School Construction Authority
Public School 178

New York NY

This new pre-kindergarten through fourth grade school accommodates 400 students in 55,000sf. It includes classrooms, science and art rooms, a library, cafeteria and gymnasium, as well as administrative and support spaces. The efficiency of the structure and the amount of light & air are increased by placing the gymnasium on the uppermost floor and the playground on the roof within the zoning setback.