Saint Ann's School

Saint Ann's School

Saint Ann's School

Saint Ann’s School is a progressive, arts-oriented K-12 private school in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood.  Faced with an expanding curriculum and a student population that has outgrown its collaborative study and performance spaces over the past 50 years of service, the institution asked Marvel Architects to help them find programming, planning and design solutions for their campus.


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bosworth building
New limestone benches flanking the main entry create a welcoming sense of community ©David Sundberg/ESTO
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Restored Main Entry
Design references the historic condition in bringing light to the cellar level classrooms through glass pucks laid into precast concrete panels at the sidewalk. ©David Sundberg/ESTO
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music
One-on-one practice in the main ensemble room.
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The undercroft music campus receives daylight via glass inserts set into the sidewalk above.
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dance studio
An enlarged dance studio is flanked by operable whiteboard wall and full-height mirrors
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undercroft hall
The dance studio opens to create a large rehearsal and performance space at the cellar level.
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MAIN LOBBY
New entry lobby connects directly via open stair to the commons at the 2nd floor level.
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faculty dining room
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art classroom
©David Sundberg/ESTO
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red stair commons
Consolidation of egress and circulation created the opportunity for bright, open double-height central commons for the school. ©David Sundberg/ESTO
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The new commons is focused around the iconic 'Red Stair' where assembly, performance and impromptu gathering take place
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©David Sundberg/ESTO
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high school lounge
©David Sundberg/ESTO
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Hallways are configured to accommodate flexible gathering and seating areas.
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quiet study room
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Double-height space at the dining commons is overlooked by a quiet study room. ©David Sundberg/ESTO
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©David Sundberg/ESTO
Year
2018
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Client
Saint Ann's School
Typology
Institutional, Academic
Size
65,000 SF
Design Team
Jonathan Marvel, Lissa So, Cat Travers, Sergey Belov, Caroline Frantz, Ariel Poliner, Emily Cass, David Jackowski, Fernando Rivera, David Cerame, Eckart Graeve
Consultants
Silman (Structural), Thomas Polise Consulting Engineers (MEPFP), Jim Conti Lighting Design (Arch Lighting), VDA (Vertical Transportation), Langan (Geotech), CiniLittle (Food Service), Cerami (Acoustical, AV, IT, Security), RSA (Specifications), Design 2147 + RPO (Code/Zoning), Faithful + Gould (Cost Estimation), Frank Seta + Associates (Envelope), Atelier Ten (Sustainability)
Photography Credits
©David Sundberg/ESTO
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