Friends Seminary Redevelopment

An expanded, enhanced, and accessible school is constructed behind the facades of three historic townhouses and above the main building, joining seven buildings for 750 students around a central court.

Townhouse gardens are replanted, and a townhouse entrance provides separate access for the Upper School. The great room, a multipurpose gathering space, opens onto a courtyard and views of the adjacent Friends Meetinghouse. Above, the Upper School Commons and Terrace form an indoor and outdoor student gathering space. Upper floor classrooms are grouped around shared study and locker areas. Two floors of additional classrooms are added above Hunter Hall. A rooftop greenhouse and play area complete the plan.

New York, New York
2018 Anticipated Completion

20,260 gross square feet new

36,400 gross square feet renovation



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