Brooklyn Prospect Elementary School

Brooklyn Prospect Elementary School

Continuing its growth, Brooklyn Prospect Charter School asked Loci to design a new K-5 elementary school in 2013 on the top three floors of a parochial high school in Downtown Brooklyn. We created a master plan, that was implemented as the school added new students each year. For its inaugural year we renovated the eighth floor, opening up an entry lobby and adding glass blocks in the glazed tile walls that bring daylight into the center space. The colors and patterns in the natural linoleum flooring and light fixtures liven up the space and provide a welcome contrast to the building’s original details. In 2015 and 2016 we added classrooms, offices, a food prep area, and speech and physical therapy spaces on the ninth and tenth floors.

photos: john bartelstone