NYC School Construction Authority: Mott Haven Campus

NYC School Construction Authority: Mott Haven Campus

Bronx, New York
Composed of four separate schools sharing diverse specialty program spaces, the new Mott Haven Campus of the NYC School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) brings a much-needed educational facility to the South Bronx. Housing 2,310 students on a 6.5-acre site, Mott Haven has been recognized as the largest single school construction project in New York City history.

Designed in association with Alexander Gorlin Architects, the Mott Haven Campus marked the emergence of a new facility solution that addresses the growing demand for seats while providing an economy of scale in both capital costs and operational expenses. In response to the proven benefits of a “small learning communities,” the design team located the four schools above a podium of shared spaces. With this design, the dining and recreation spaces open onto the field, while the schools face the street, providing a contextual and welcoming front door. Each school functions as an independent entity, with distinct color schemes and separate entryways, classrooms, administrative spaces, and dining facilities. A state-of-the-art 600-seat performing arts center acts as the centerpiece of a shared program for the campus and can also be used as the off-hours community theater.
AWARDS
Architect Magazine, Annual Design Review-Grow Category: Honorable Mention (2011)
The New York Observer, New York's Most Eye-Popping New Buildings of the Year (2010)
Press
ArchitectSchool Construction Authority: Mott Haven Campus
New York ArchitectsMott Haven Educational Campus by Perkins Eastman
New York SunCity's Biggest School Project Is Seen as Opportunity to Transform the South Bronx