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.

January 11, 2024

AIANY Design Awards for Architecture
Honor Award

January 11, 2024

AIANY Design Awards for Architecture
Honor Award

December 11, 2023

Architect’s Newspaper
Best of Design Awards 2023 – Honorable Mention

August 22, 2023

ENR New York – Best of 2023
Cultural/Worship Award of Merit

We at Sciame Construction are thrilled to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our amazing staff who not only cheered on but also fearlessly accepted and triumphantly completed the 3.5-mile J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. Thank you once again for your participation and support. #jpmcc ...

The Perelman Performing Arts Center will provide versatile layouts across three theater spaces, which can be combined to offer a range of seating configurations. Additionally, the venue will feature a lobby level complete with a bar, café, terrace, and stage.

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Dramatic footage of a facade panel being lifted into place and installed at The Studio Museum in Harlem (@studiomuseum).

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