The Packer Collegiate Institute

Brooklyn, New York

The Packer Collegiate Institute is a renowned K-12 independent school on a half-acre historic campus in Brooklyn, N.Y. Packer engaged the architect to carry out a master plan to renovate the common areas, upper school and lower school classrooms, science wing, and administrative offices, and to add an 1,800-square-foot multipurpose mezzanine to the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$340.00FEATURED IN2017 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation school.
Goals for the school included restoring the most visible elements of the unique sense of place of Packer’s Victorian campus while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and energy-efficient lighting.
New glass lobby doors to the garden reestablish a connection to the outdoors and bring natural light to the historic hall. The new entrance to each floor of the science wing opened a view to multimedia science exhibits designed by the architect.
A campus wayfinding system was established through the restoration of the building’s historical details, complemented by a strategic use of color, wall graphics and signage that incorporate imagery meaningful to Packer.
Throughout the school one can perceive that tradition is cherished in a vital place of 21st-century learning.