Location
200-214 West 135th Street

Completion
2003

Client
Abyssinian Cultural Development Corp.

Square Footage
90,000 SF

Architect
Gruzen Samton LLP

Thurgood Marshall Academy

Sciame was the Construction Manager responsible for the construction and renovation of Gruzen Samton’s innovative design for this 750- student middle school and high school facility. Which involved the construction of a six-story building shell. The latter was built in 1924 and was the original address of the legendary Harlem jazz club, Small’s Paradise, as well as home to The Interstate Tattler newspaper (1925-1932). Consequently, the structure’s significance for the Harlem community is immeasurable. The project team worked closely with the New York City Board of Education and with residents of Harlem, addressing the concerns and adhering to the design guidelines and requirements of both groups.