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FRIENDS SEMINARY CAMPUS REDEVELOPMENT

"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.�


FRIENDS SEMINARY OVERVIEW ●

Established in 1786

Education rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light, guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity

Active member of Stuyvesant Square community since 1860

Grades K-12

770 students

330+ families, alumni, faculty, staff live in CB6

22% of students with need-based financial aid

173 faculty and staff


EXISTING SITE PLAN 1. Friends Seminary Meeting House 2. Central Building 3. Old School 4. Hunter Hall 5. Townhouses 6. Annex

Stuyvesant Square Historic District boundary


EXISTING BUILDINGS: East 16TH Street

Old School

Hunter Hall

Townhouses

226

222

212 - 216

208-210

206

200


BUILDINGS AFTER RENOVATION: East 16TH Street ●

Add two stories to Hunter Hall, including rooftop play structure

Restore historic facades of three townhouses; combine and renovate interiors

Create interior connections between the three townhouses and Hunter Hall, aligning floors to achieve ADA accessibility

Add new elevator and stair to achieve full ADA accessibility


BEFORE AND AFTER: Aerial View From Northeast

Existing

Upon Completion


BEFORE AND AFTER: Aerial View From Southeast

Existing

Upon Completion


LPC-APPROVED ELEVATION & DESIGN MODIFICATIONS: Hunter Hall BUILDING HEIGHT ● Existing Building (to playroof top): 70’-0’” ● After Renovation (to playroof top): 83’-10” ● Overall increase in building height: 13’-10” DESIGN MODIFICATIONS made in response to community and LPC feedback: ●

Decrease of 1,671sf in Hunter Hall, eliminating 1 classroom (total reduction of 2,887sf throughout project)

Reduced height of eastern stairwell and bulkhead by 16’ (from 79’ to 63’)

Switched playroof framing to use lighter supports and thinner nylon mesh, allowing for greater light and increased visual transparency

Width of mesh-enclosed playroof reduced from 85’ to 63’


LPC-APPROVED ELEVATION & DESIGN MODIFICATIONS: Townhouses BUILDING HEIGHT ● Existing Building to penthouse: 61’-5 ¼” ● After Renovation with new 6th floor greenhouse, bulkhead & art space: 89’-6” ● Overall increase in building height: 28’-0 ¾” DESIGN MODIFICATIONS made in response to community and LPC feedback: ●

Decrease of 1,216sf (5 classrooms each reduced in size)

Vertical expansion above cornice sloped to avoid pedestrian line-of-sight from East 16th Street

Reduced greenhouse height from 15’-1” to 13’ -10” (reduction of 1’-3”)


VISIBILITY STUDIES: View from within Stuyvesant Square Park


ENHANCING GREEN SPACE ●

Returning significant greenery to front yards and sidewalk in front of East 16th Street Townhouses

Providing four new trees to Stuyvesant Square Park / Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association

Replanting displaced rear-yard plantings to new Townhouse terrace


PROJECT GOALS: Academic ADDITIONAL CLASSROOMS AND ASSEMBLY SPACE ●

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Add classrooms / labs for math, science, engineering, technology; dedicated tech space for Lower School students Upgrading athletic, fitness, health facilities Create new performing arts space, assembly hall Create classrooms that promote collaboration Replace rooftop playspace Create rooftop greenhouse and garden


PROJECT GOALS: Accessibility & Sustainability ●

ACCESSIBILITY ○ Remove barriers and align floors to allow for level circulation among school buildings ○ Add elevator to create fully ADA-compliant, accessible school for all

SUSTAINABILITY ○ Low-emitting adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings ○ Procurement of wood from sustainably managed forests ○ Solid Waste recycling and composting ○ Occupancy Sensors for efficiency of lighting ○ Utilizing locally sourced materials ○ High efficiency HVAC (including fans, pumps and motors) ○ To learn more: www.chps.net


COMMUNITY CONSTRUCTION OUTREACH ●

NEIGHBOR NOTIFICATION LETTERS

PROVIDE REGULAR UPDATES ○

Community Board 6

Elected officials

Our neighbors

School community of students, parents and caregivers, alumni, and faculty

HOST REGULAR COMMUNITY CONSTRUCTION MEETINGS

DEDICATED PROJECT EMAIL and PHONE projects@friendsseminary.org / (646) 979-5225


CONSTRUCTION OVERVIEW ●

PHASE I: Hunter Hall Redevelopment March 2016 -- May 2017

PHASE II: Townhouse Renovation March 2017 -- March 2019

PHASE III: Interiors, completion of exteriors March 2019 -- September 2019


CONSTRUCTION HOURS ●

NO WORK ON SUNDAYS THROUGHOUT CONSTRUCTION

SATURDAYS: Beginning March 19 ○

WEEKDAYS: Beginning June 6 ○

9am - 3pm (allowing for arrival and prep from 8-9am and break-down from 3-4pm)

7am - 6pm

All weekend and after-hours work to be noticed to community and to comply with all Department of Buildings regulations.


CONSTRUCTION: HUNTER HALL - Phase I Milestones ●

Spring 2016: March 19 - April 11 ○

Scaffold and bridge - East 16th St. / interior courtyard (completed)

Spring 2016: April 9 - June 4 (SATURDAYS 9am - 3pm ONLY) ○

Facade preparation for work during Summer

Partial lane closure on East 16th Street

Installation of hoist on East 16th Street

Summer 2016: June 4 - September 3 ○

Installation of protections

Masonry

Hand removal of brick

Crane arrival/set-up on E. 16th St.

Asbestos abatement

Steel erection

Structural reinforcement

Concrete pour

Removal of enclosed

Construction of building envelope

playroof

Roofing installation

Sprinklers, interior fitout, etc.

Fall 2016 - Summer 2017 ○

Construction of play roof enclosure

Interior fitout, mechanicals, HVAC, lighting, etc.


CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM: April / May 2016 Activities Hunter Hall Redevelopment: â—?

Facade preparation (scoring brick for removal) on East 16th Street and interior courtyard facades


CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM: Summer 2016 Hunter Hall Redevelopment: ●

Expanded lane closure on East 16th Street

Hunter Hall courtyard out of use, converted to staging area

Preparations for arrival of mobile hydraulic crane


CONSTRUCTION ISSUES ●

Noise: Use of advanced techniques to minimize noise and ensure compliance with standards established by NYC Department of Environmental Protection; drop tarps will mitigate sound

Dust: Close monitoring of operations that produce dust; affected areas regularly hosed down; tarps used to mitigate dust

Vermin: Close monitoring by professional exterminator with regular proactive site visits

Vibration: Monitors are anticipated to be installed both on school buildings, the Meetinghouse and neighboring properties as required during excavation work within a historic district (Fall 2017)


RECEIVE UPDATES / STAY INFORMED

WEBSITE: www.friendsredevelopment.org EMAIL:

projects@friendsseminary.org

PHONE:

(646) 979-5225


Friends Seminary Presentation | April 7, 2016