On Thursday, The Collegiate School senior class ted the New York KPF office as part of their final weeks of school prior to graduation.
KPF is currently at work on the new Collegiate School facility located on West 61st and 62nd Streets between West End Avenue and Riverside Boulevard. The school’s current facility, sixteen blocks north, has been home to the Collegiate campus since 1892. The KPF project team, Doug Hocking, Andrew Klare, Vicki Dushku, and Kesler Flores led small groups of students on toured of the studios and work spaces. Mr. Klare and Ms. Dushku then presented the new design for the Collegiate School to the exiting senior class. Following the presentation, the KPF team and the senior class engaged in a discussion about the new design and what aspects will make the new home distinctly .
Regarding the visit, Andrew Klare, Director at KPF, added, “Like all graduates, we have an emotional ties to our alma maters. Collegiate is no exception given its long standing history and stature. For us, this was honored to host the senior class in sharing our design and process in which we’ve been developing the future home of Collegiate. The young men offered thoughtful questions and insight into the school which were appreciated by all.”
The new 180,000 square foot facility will house 9 floors and two cellars houses state of the art classrooms, labs, gymnasium, practice gym, auditorium, black box theater and cafeteria. A stacked commons joined with the central stair will implement the schools vertical culture.