New York City's Historic Schools - A History and Guide to Rehabilitation
This document provides a history and a guide to the rehabilitation of New York City Public School Buildings constructed from the mid-nineteenth up to the mid-twentieth century. It includes a compilation of narratives on the architectural eras of these school buildings, as well as their style and plan typologies. The detailed Technical Guideline provides a practical overview to historic buildings' structure, materials and systems, as well as standards and strategies for their rehabilitation. The Guide is brought to life through case studies of actual renovation projects. The technical resource and individual project examples highlight the difficulties of solving water penetration and structural problems in these historic schools. The investigations and solutions, developed by both SCA A&E In-house staff and our design consultants, highlight common problems found in historic school buildings, and will serve to guide future rehabilitation projects.