Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Client: Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Architect: Loci Architecture

Location: Brooklyn

Size: 12,000

Completion Date: 2016

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (BPCS) operates the Downtown Elementary School at 80 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn.  The school’s enrollment includes grade K-1, expanding by one grade per year to eventually encompass grades K-5 (starting SY2018-19). The Downtown Elementary School occupies the top three floors (8-10) of the St Joseph’s High School for Girls, operated by the Sisters of St Joseph. With the 8th floor having been renovated in 2013, JFK&M provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design services for the renovation of the floors 9 and 10 to accommodate the full K-5 program.

Interior renovations encompassed the reconfiguration of approximately 12,000 sq. ft. of existing space on two floors, to provide seven additional typical classrooms, along with other spaces including special instructional space, administrative space, student services and food service. BPCS also wanted to create a playground and locate preferably on the roof. To accomplish this JFK&M provided an assessment of existing conditions, evaluation of relevant code requirements, specification and design services for new roofing and an above-roof platform and enclosure for the area.