Late last year, the K-12, all-girls Chapin School, at 100 East End Avenue, on the Upper East Side between East 84th and 85th Streets, applied for a variance to expand their eight-story, 168-foot-tall academic building to 11 stories or 183 feet in height. The expansion would increase the existing building by nearly 38,000 square feet to 170,285 square feet, according to the DOB, and would include additional classrooms, a dining hall, and gym. Earlier this month, the Board of Standards and Appeals approved the expansion, per DNAinfo, and construction will begin early next year. Completion is expected by the end of 2018, and NK Architects is the architect of record.
A little over a month ago, YIMBY reported on filings for a 13-story, 111,510 square-foot academic building at 115 East 97th Street, on the Upper East Side. The structure would allow the Marymount School to consolidate its programs into one facility, and DNAinfo now has a rendering of the school, which is being designed by CookFox Architects. The building will sport terraces and rooftop gardens, and will be equipped with the latest green technology, aiming for LEED certification. The project is expected to be sent to the Board of Standards and Appeals in the next few weeks, and ground breaking is tentatively slated for 2017.
The School Construction Authority has proposed constructing a new 33,400-square-foot, 600-seat middle school at 111-16 Astoria Boulevard, in East Elmhurst, according to DNAinfo. The lot is currently vacant and the city has not yet acquired the property. The new school would help overcrowding issues at other neighboring schools in the district. Comments on the proposal can be made through November 23rd.
Staten Island-based United Land Construction has filed applications for a three-story, 25,887 square-foot school at 1221 Forest Hill Road, in New Springville, on Staten Island. The building will include classrooms, offices, a cafeteria, gymnasium, auditorium, library and pool, according to the schedule A. It’s going to be built on an 85-foot-wide lot on the periphery of the neighborhood, which currently borders woods, and a small home must first be demolished. Stanley Krebushevski’s SMK Architect is the applicant of record.
Since topping out late last year, Columbia University’s 15-story, 196-foot tall Medical and Graduate Education Building, at 104 Haven Avenue, in Washington Heights, has been quietly underway, and now the building is nearly completely clad in glass, per Curbed. The building measures 107,300 square feet in total, and 80,768 square feet will be dedicated to academics, meeting spaces, offices and laboratories. Diller, Scofidio + Renfro is designing, and Gensler is serving as the architect of record. The project is expected to be complete next year.