Harlem PS 90

Conversion of a 100-year old school building to a mixed-use building resulted in a vibrant housing complex with 75 residential apartments and a community space [National Dance Institute] on the two lower ground floors.  The historic charm was supplemented by design elements to minimize sound intrusion between living spaces and between the community dance institute which has an active after school and weekend program for neighborhood youth. 

Design accommodations were also provided for amenities including fitness room, garden terrace, lounge, work studio and media room. 

L & M Builders Group LLC

New York, NY

Project Type
Adaptive Re-use



Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP

Exterior restoration was supplemented by a thorough update of the building’s interior infrastructure.  

Units with high ceilings and  open floor plans are are more serene because of low MEP background noise and strategic choices for oversize windows effectively isolate units from the neighborhood’s traffic noise.