ACORN High School for Social Justice
This adaptive reuse of a former vaudeville theater saw a new six-story steel and concrete structure inserted within the theater’s original masonry walls to house a high school whose academic focus is social justice and change.
Among the unique retrofits to the building, a gymnasium was inserted into the former theater’s flyspace, while the ornate stone and terra cotta exterior was restored to its former glory.
- Client: NYC Board of Education
- Location: Brooklyn, NY
- Status: Completed 2002
- Size: 90,000 sf