New 3K School X494
The Bronx, NY
3-K, Pre-K–12 & Higher Education
This new, 19,595-square-foot, 150 student 3K School leased property is located on the First Floor of a 12-story residential tower located in the Bronx. The design for Learning Through Play Pre-K Center is based on a collaborative teaching model, with large common learning areas in each classroom wing to providing a variety of teaching and learning configurations. This school consists of 10 fully equipped and ADA compliant classrooms each with its own bathroom.
The exercise room, parent’s lounge, and staff room are centrally located within the core of the building, providing ease of access and functionality throughout the school day including after-hour uses by the community. Acknowledging the benefits of natural lighting within an educational space, the final design incorporated the special site features of the floor-to-ceiling perimeter windows and two rooftop skylights to pull natural light deep into the space. Timeless and enduring blue accent walls are suggestive of the sky at dusk, bringing a sense of peace and tranquility into the space and expanding creative thinking, providing an anchoring foundation for the students. Featuring a central multi-use space with high ceilings the idea is to have the children reach their full creativity and allow for celebrations and art exhibitions.