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Middle School for Girls, New York, NY \ Project Manager, 2011
The design of this 70,000 square foot middle school building centers around community spaces encouraging collaboration and engagement. The lobby and stair are celebrated as the connective tissue of the building and each classroom floor is centered around a common area with large and small informal meeting spaces incorporated throughout. Large gathering spaces like the library and music room serve as anchors and are expressed on the building façade. The building is designed to allow for abundant natural light screened through a screen of strong vertical ribs in response to the surrounding urban context. In designing for girls, the team sought to integrate appropriate learning and social spaces within an architecture that reflected this academically rigorous environment.
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, "Sara Grant, AIA, LEED AP / Bachelor of Arts, 1999" (2014). Women in the Design World: Work in Progress. 27.
Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.