KIPP Charter School

K-12

Client

  • Robin Hood Foundation / NYC School Construction Authority 

Architect

  • Gensler

Location

  • Bronx, NY

Hunter Roberts provided pre-construction and construction management services for a new KIPP College Prep Charter High School at 146th Street and Park Avenue in the Bronx. Demolition and abatement was required at the site of the existing building. The exterior wall of the 135,000-SF five-story building is panelized thin brick.  The new school accommodates 1,000 students and includes 35 classrooms, three labs, a cafetorium, gymnasium, music room, dance room, art room, and a library. The project was particularly challenging due to the location of a Metro North right-of-way 80 feet to the west of the school, which required special coordination with Metro North and the MTA. Also due to the tracks’ location, heavy acoustical sound barriers were required on the Park Avenue elevation of the building. KIPP College Prep Charter High School is LEED Certified.