Design Resources group was retained by the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) to design a new school building to be known as PS 316 in the Woodhaven neighborhood of Queens in District 27. DRG worked with the SCA to provide multiple schemes responding to existing site conditions, urban context, demographics and the Program of Requirements (POR) issued by the SCA. The project site includes an adjacent lot where the play yard for the upper grades is located. An early childhood play yard was designed in a protected area behind the new school.
The entire design was completed using a BIM platform which provided a 3-D model of the building complete with structural framing, mechanical equipment and all of the major building systems. This is the first SCA school design to incorporate all of these components in the 3-D model and will be used as a prototype for the SCA’s new BIM standards.