In-Tech Academy is the first school in the New York City school system to accommodate special education, middle school and high school students under one roof. The academy serves about 600 middle school students, 600 high school students and 100 special-education students.
Major objectives of the project included zoning the school for each of the three learning COST PER SQ FT$487.51FEATURED IN2005 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized and creating a facility that also functions as a community center. To meet these criteria, shared core-support facilities, such as the gym, media center, auditorium and food services, are situated centrally. Each of the learning communities is to the east and west of this central area. Community-related, core-support facilities, such as the auditorium and media center, are adjacent to the main entrance and the public courtyard for easy community access.
The architect worked closely with the New York City School Construction Authority, Community School District 10, the New York City Board of Education and the community to ensure the success of this exciting project.