Square Footage: 45,000
Construction Cost: $25M
P.S. 244Q is a new Early Childhood Learning Center in Flushing Queens. The site is located in a tight urban area surrounded by apartment buildings. The design of the project is intended to create a bright cheerful oasis of learning. The front façade has a number of playful elements to enhance the early childhood learning experience, including the use of primary colors and exposed structural trusses. The scale of the front façade is treated to reduce the apparent massing of the building for small children. Inside the building is designed with Kindergarten through 3rd grade classrooms, cafeteria and kitchen area, a multi purpose room and at the fourth floor level a library space with a barrel vaulted ceiling and glass curtain wall. P.S. 244Q was completed in August 2008.