Brooklyn Friends School, Lobby and Cafeteria

Brooklyn, NY

2013

For the common areas of this independent Quaker school, 1100 designed a space evocative of Quaker sensibilities and values–equality, communal expression, and time-honored building techniques and materials. The school’s entrance, lobby and mezzanine-level cafeteria were enlarged and redesigned to improve functionality and circulation. The renovation improved lighting and acoustics, enhanced security, and added much-needed wheel-chair accessibility. On the mezzanine level, a child-safe railing, catwalk, and elevator were added, and an abnormally low ceiling was made more gracious through the addition of recessed light coves that gently illuminate the space and suggest greater height. Detail work executed in maple wood on ceilings and hand railings produce a warm atmosphere.

©Nikolas Koenig

Brooklyn Friends School, Lobby and Cafeteria

Brooklyn, NY

2013

©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig

Publications

“Renovation at Brooklyn Friends School Nears Completion as 2001-02 Academic Year Commences.” Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News, September 20, 2001.

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©Nikolas Koenig

Brooklyn Friends School, Lobby and Cafeteria

Brooklyn, NY

2013

©Nikolas Koenig

For the common areas of this independent Quaker school, 1100 designed a space evocative of Quaker sensibilities and values–equality, communal expression, and time-honored building techniques and materials. The school’s entrance, lobby and mezzanine-level cafeteria were enlarged and redesigned to improve functionality and circulation. The renovation improved lighting and acoustics, enhanced security, and added much-needed wheel-chair accessibility. On the mezzanine level, a child-safe railing, catwalk, and elevator were added, and an abnormally low ceiling was made more gracious through the addition of recessed light coves that gently illuminate the space and suggest greater height. Detail work executed in maple wood on ceilings and hand railings produce a warm atmosphere.

©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig

Publications

“Renovation at Brooklyn Friends School Nears Completion as 2001-02 Academic Year Commences.” Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News, September 20, 2001.

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