Bronx Council on the Arts

Bronx Council on the Arts

New York City Department of Design and Construction
New York, NY
Estimated Completion: 2017
7,300 sq. ft.

The design for the new headquarters for the Bronx Council on the Arts negotiates public engagement with a productive work environment. Balancing community-based functions, such as art-handling instruction and gallery exhibitions, alongside the day-to-day operations of the Council’s staff, the new space combines transparency with privacy – mediating between the interior and the street, and between public and office spaces – while optimizing the programmatic capacity of the existing former bank building.

Client: Bronx Council on the Arts; NYC Department of Design and Construction
Project Team: Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, David J. Lewis; Michael Schissel, Jason Dannenbring
Structural Engineer: Silman
Mechanical Engineer: Cameron Engineering & Associates of New York
Lighting Design: Lumen Architecture