Following a 2005 expansion and more recent feasibility study, this independent, Manhattan, Pre-K through 12th grade, private school expanded its nine-story facility by 1,800 square feet and renovated/reorganized another 15,000+ square feet to create a new Commons and Learning Center. Project scope included modifications to the existing landmarked façade, a new commercial grade kitchen, cafeteria, library, and main lobby entrance. The work was designed, and phased, to be completed over the course of just one summer.
Kohler Ronan’s designs called for new MEP systems including air handling units, split systems, kitchen exhaust fans, make-up air units, grease interceptors, gas piping, fire alarm devices, audiovisual, and IT throughout the renovated spaces. The relocation of the cafeteria and kitchen to the ground floor created a welcoming and open space with natural day light for all students and visitors to enjoy.