PS/IS 42 Queens

Arverne, Queens, New York

Expanded an 800-student PK-8 school on the Rockaway Peninsula to increase its capacity by 400 students

Location
Arverne, Queens, New York

Completion Date
2011

Size
53,000 SF Expansion
76,000 SF Existing

Project Type
New Construction, Addition, Renovation, Historic Preservation, PreK-8 Public School

Sustainability Certificate
NYC Green Schools Guide

Professional Credits
Associate Architect: Massa Multimedia Architecture (Graves-MMA Joint Venture)

Preparing students for the future

PS/IS was the first of several schools we designed for the New York City School Construction Authority. Designed to last more than a century, these buildings define the social and physical character of the city’s neighborhoods. Here, we expanded an 800-student PK-8 school on the Rockaway Peninsula to increase its capacity by 400 students. The new entrance, student dining complex and full-sized gymnasium are included in a classroom addition that is not only stylistically compatible with the existing historic building but also facilitates accessibility to the entire school complex.

Elevation
Entrance
Lobby
Classroom
Classroom
Gym
Cafeteria

Tom Rowe, AIA

Principal, Design Practice Leader
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Kathy Dy, AIA

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