Jean Paul Richter School

P.S. 81Q Annex
Queens, NY

The Annex is a two story brick masonry and wood frame building with a hipped roof and full basement.  Due to water infiltration and brick deterioration, the NYC SCA proceeded with an extensive exterior masonry repair and flood elimination project.  The extent of water damage, combined with the accumulation of coatings from years of repainting, made it necessary to replace a significant portion of the exterior brick.  This provided an opportunity to restore the building to its original state, in a combination of brick repair and replacement.  The details once hidden by paint and metal were uncovered and rejuvenated during the process.

This complete exterior renovation of a New York City public primary school annex preserves the character of the historic building and saves an example of Colonial Revival civic architecture in Queens County, New York.  The Annex has been deemed eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic places by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

 

Type:

Renovation/Historic Preservation

Client:

New York City School Construction Authority

 Award:

Queens Chamber of Commerce – Excellence in Design 2012