APRCHS Renovation

Client: NYC SCA
Location: A. Phillip Randolph Campus High School
Manhattan, New York
Size: 260,000 SF
Interior Renovation:
  • New instructional spaces
  • Multipurpose spaces
  • Science labs
  • Cafeteria
  • Teachers training center

New Construction:
  • Gymnasium
  • Dance studio/small gym
  • Rooftop garden
  • Master Plan
  • Feasibility Study
  • Schematic Design
Initiated by a non-for-profit organization which has been supporting the school for many years, the idea of an innovative college preparatory public high school in this Harlem neighborhood was envisioned as a combination of private and public support.  The APRCHS has a rich history and a very active alumni association.  The major challenge was to define innovative education based on research and interviews with the school representatives, and to incorporate it into a standard NYC DOE high school program, within existing landmark building facilities.