Dattner Architects’ award-winning project, The Residences at P.S. 186, was recently featured by Alex Klimoski in the April Issue of Architectural Record. The former Harlem elementary school, built at the turn of the 20th Century, was abandoned in the mid-1970’s. After 40 years of neglect, the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem teamed with Monadnock Development and Alembic Community Development to restore and convert PS 186 into a mixed-use development featuring much needed affordable housing and a new home for Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. Opening in October 2016, PS 186 is once again the pride of the neighborhood.
“We are honored to breathe new life into this remarkable building. An early example of how school buildings could be civic monuments for a better society, the renewal of the former P.S. 186 is an opporutnity to once again give the building back to the neighborhood as the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem–a vital community resource–and as affordable residences.” – Joseph Coppola AIA, Principal, Dattner Architects