The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine
Increasingly, school administrators are having to work within their existing school footprints to accommodate expanding program needs. Ennead’s ongoing work at The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine addressed this challenge, developing a strategy of interior and exterior renovations to upgrade and transform this historic campus within its existing buildings.
An initial Master Plan has become the strategic framework for the School’s ongoing efforts over both the short and long term to renovate, improve and expand its existing facility.
Renovation work included the modernization of classrooms, assembly spaces, kitchen, dining hall and the main lobby, as well as repairs and improvements to various building systems. The work has transformed underutilized spaces within the building and has created a language of interior finishes and details that accentuates the character of the existing historic architecture.
The School’s long-term plans include an Arts Center in the Crypt of the Cathedral, in which art and music studios and a 200-seat theater will be constructed within the unique setting of exposed massive granite foundations and arched Guastavino-tile vaulted ceilings.
- 42,526 GSF
- Classrooms, community spaces, kitchen, worship spaces, performing arts spaces, programmable outdoor spaces, and library
- Ennead Design Team
Susan T. Rodriguez, V. Guy Maxwell, Kevin Seymour, Edgar Jimenez, Stefan Abel, Gary Anderson, Julia Chapman, Akil Matthews, Suzanne Troiano, Lacey Schwartz
- Structural Engineer
- MEP Engineer
Thomas Polise Consulting Engineer, P.C.
- Restoration Consultant
Building Conservation Associates, Inc.
- Civil Engineer
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
- Lighting Design
Brandston Partnership, Inc.