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PS 50Q

Doubling the size and capacity of the existing 1920’s Public School building, the expansion and renovation of PS 50Q serves over 900 students in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grades.


The design is a compact, multi-story expansion, connected by a series of bridge-like passageways to every level of the original building. The new structure coils tightly around the original school building, preserving the existing playground and an allée of mature London Plane trees, which is reimagined as the forecourt approach to the new central entrance.

Recipient of the AIA NYS Excelsior Award of Honor for Public Architecture.

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Project completed with Dattner Architects. Role: Co-Lead Designer

Photography by Vanni Archive

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