Location
Various Public Schools

Completion
2004

Clients
The Robin Hood Foundation
The NYC Board of Education

Square Footage
Approximately 2,000 SF / each

Architects
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
TsAO & McKown
Gluckman Mayner Architects
Rockwell Group
Rogers Marvel Architects
1100 Architect
Marpillero Pollak
Richard H. Lewis Architects 
Dean Wolf Architects

The L!brary Initiative

Sciame was the Construction Manager responsible for the new construction within existing NYC public schools located in 5 Boroughs. L!brary Initiative, was a ground-breaking partnership of the Robin Hood Foundation and the New York City Department of Education. The Initiative is creating libraries that make the imagination soar and the heart sing. Behind the inspiring graphics, specially designed furniture, and thousands upon thousands of new books is the fundamental goal of improving literacy and achievement in public elementary schools.

With support from the Mayor, corporate donors, and a team of volunteer architects, the partners are developing a blueprint to turn elementary school libraries into vibrant centers of teaching and learning that will serve as both a resource and catalyst to improve instruction. Each library is equipped with the latest technology, a carefully selected and extensive collection of books, and flexible space to accommodate multi-purposes. To staff the new, sophisticated facilities, the Initiative is helping librarians gain Masters Degrees in Library Education in collaboration with Syracuse University.

September Update: 131 Duane Street. More progress over at 131 Duane Street - 🚧
Project Team:
Client: New York Residence Inc. Architect: @jonathanschlossarchitect 📹: @aaronthompsonphoto #nyc #underconstruction #jobsite #constructionworker #131Duane_sciame
...

28 1

Sciame Lecture Series!! Next one is in October 18, 12:30-1:30 - Neera Adarkar. #ccny #sciamelectureseries ...

13 0

The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center - Under Construction 🚧 August 2021 🏗 🚧

@rexarchitecture @davisbrodybond @silman.structural @brookfieldproperties @theportauthority_ny_nj @cimolai_group @stonebridgeerectors @jarosbaumbolles @mka_inc @long_island_concrete

📹: @aaronthompsonphoto

#ronaldoperelmanperformingartscenter #construction #nyc #wtc #menatwork #downtown #wip #wtc
...

68 1