New Construction

DIGroup Architecture Completes First NYC-Area School

DIGroup Architecture recently announced the completion of its first education project in New York City, according to a news release. P.S. 748, The Albee Square Campus, will take up six floors of a new 34-story office tower in Brooklyn, N.Y., and is part of a larger city plan to add the capacity for 45,000 new students as part of the New York City School Construction Authority’s 2020–24 Capital Plan. The facility is set to open its doors to students in September.

The PreK–5 school covers about 80,000 square feet and includes 14 total classrooms, two special education classrooms, gym, cafeteria and kitchen, assembly space, and dedicated entryway on the office tower’s ground floor. During construction, the space served as the temporary home for Design Works High School during the 2023–24 academic year.

“This project is a true reflection of the work we are committed to at DIG, and we are privileged to be a part of SCA’s investment in New York City Schools,” said Jeff Venezia, DIG’s chief executive officer. “The temporary use of the Albee Square Campus by Design Works High School also demonstrated the flexibility of the space, as well as the adaptability and commitment of NYC SCA to remain nimble in accommodating student needs.”

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