This new five-story school addition to PS 50 in Jamaica, Queens will serve 200 Pre-K through 5th grade and special education students when completed in 2016. The original building dates from 1921 and is based on a pre-war typology used in many neighborhoods of New York: an articulated classroom bar with shared public spaces at its center. The 53,000 square foot rain screen clad addition complements the existing structure, wrapping it with new classrooms, a library, a cafeteria, and new gymnasium. A new central stair and lobby will connect the existing building and addition. Designed using BIM, the addition adheres to the NYC School Construction Authority Green Building Guidelines.