An extensive, $11.4 million restoration and renovation of the 500,000-square-foot Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., the oldest high school in New York City, has been completed.
The school complex is a designated New York City Landmark. The oldest building within the campus, the Erasmus Hall Academy, built in 1787, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The campus houses five high schools with a student body of about 3,500:
•Academy for College Preparation and Career Exploration: A College Board School
•Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
•High School for Service & Learning at Erasmus
•High School for Youth and Community Development at Erasmus
•Science, Technology and Research Early College High School at Erasmus.
The interior renovations encompassed 30 spaces totaling 25,000 square feet, including classrooms and the soaring, 35-foot-high, 8,600-square-foot auditorium, which served as the school’s chapel. The renovation work in the auditorium included extensive plaster repairs, water-damage repair, repair to plaster ornaments, and painting. The project leadership coordinated all activities with the school’s administration, and performed the majority of work between 4:30 p.m. and midnight, and on weekends.
BJLJ Engineers & Architects, PC (Mineola, N.Y.) is architect for the project. General contractor is Stalco Construction, Inc. (New York City)