Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano Jr.
This project is the proposed two story addition to an existing two-story building, which functions as a Religious Educational Center. As a place for young students to congregate, study and interact, the existing brick building serves to provide a well grounded feeling, and the addition compliments it by enhancing the religious focus of this institution with its dynamic forms, delicate fenestration and light aluminum panel. The addition of a second and third floor brings the building up to 40,000 square feet, in direct response to the growing need to accommodate a larger student body. The 20,000 square foot addition includes a library, assembly hall, classrooms, study areas, a secondary cafeteria, and offices. The structural system is bearing walls with a truss system, which spans the entire width of the building to carry the new roof. This bold design presents a new face in the neighborhood with its three new facades, highlighting the integration of old and new, and stimulating development on the neighboring lots as well.