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Poly Prep Lower School / Platt Byard Dovell White Architects

  • Architects: Platt Byard Dovell White Architects
  • Location: 50 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Architects: Platt Byard Dovell White Architects
  • Original Architect: Montrose Morris, Romanesque Revival Hulbert Mansion
  • Cost: $20 million
  • Client: Poly Prep Country Day School
  • Landmark Status: Park Slope Historic District
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Jonathan Wallen

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From the architect. Project Team: Samuel G. White, FAIA, Design Principal; Serena Losonczy, Project Manager; Matthew Mueller, Job Captain; Leonard Leung; Marie Marberg; Charles Melansen; Tomo Tsujita; Julie Janiski, LEED AP

© Jonathan Wallen
© Jonathan Wallen

Our design for Poly Prep reflects a combination of institutional use, residential scale, and compact landscape design in a low-rise urban context.

© Jonathan Wallen
© Jonathan Wallen

Unanimously approved by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Platt Byard Dovell White's design for the addition to the Hulbert Mansion in the Park Slope Historic District incorporates important aesthetic elements of the neighborhood in a contemporary glass, metal and brick four-story building. The prestigious school had outgrown its space in the existing building – "the castle," as the students fondly refer to it – and required a renovation of the interior of the existing school and an addition of a modern structure to their campus.

© Jonathan Wallen
© Jonathan Wallen

The fast-track addition included eight classrooms, a 2,400 sq. ft. gym, faculty offices, a dance studio and a new ADA compliant entrance to the school. A gathering area within the school's campus was created outside the new entrance to facilitate the arrival and departure of students and their parents at the busiest times of the day. Design and construction operations conform to the requirements of the U. S. Green Building Council for LEED Silver; Poly Prep was the first school in New York City to achieve LEED certification.

© Jonathan Wallen
© Jonathan Wallen
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