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News - 09.24.16
PS 186

Tale of Four Schools – The Restoration of PS 186 & other Historic CBJ Snyder Work

A renown designer of more than 350 public schools during the 19th and 20th centuries, CBJ Snyder created school buildings to both stand as public monuments for communities as well as integrate innovative design practices that contribute to the health and safety of each student. Today, much of his legacy remains through buildings that have been preserved and restored, 18 of which have been designated New York City Landmarks.

On Thursday, September 22nd, The Greenwich Village Society For Historic Preservation hosted a panel discussion at the Loisaida Center, “Tale of Four Schools,” presenting Snyder’s work and legacy. The discussion explored four historic Snyder projects. Dattner Architects’ principal Joseph Coppola joined Tom Ciano from Monadnock Construction to share their insight on the preservation and adaptive reuse of our recently completed PS 186 project in Harlem.


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