AltSchool Featured in FX Magazine: Leaders of the Pack
Ten years after the global economic downturn forced a massive reduction in investment in school buildings, glimmers of hope are emerging.
Opening last year, the newest, Manhattan iteration takes this design plus technology brief to a new level, thanks to a scheme by New York based practice Architecture + Information (A+I), whose clients are more typically tech and media companies in New York and LA.
Designed after close consultation between students, the school principal, architects and strategists, the scheme occupies the entire floor-plate of an 11-storey stone building dating back to 1903, near Manhattan’s Union Square. Designed to be ‘playful but not childish’, each space can accommodate larger and smaller group learning as well as individual learning.