NEW YORK, NY / 15,000 SF / 2011-2012
Innovate Manhattan Charter School spent the 2011-2012 school year incubating in historic Tweed Hall. The pop-up design installed in the summer of 2011, transformed large scale spaces into different learning zones. Each comprised a central study and workshop area flanked by two classroom areas. By September of 2012, the school had relocated to its permanent home at Delancey Street in the Lower East Side. With a focus on individualized education, learning subjects rotate from classroom to classroom, promoting flexibility in a shared environment. Dedicated study zones in different settings allow small groups and individuals to focus. Ease of circulation and changing environments engage students in active learning.