View of entrance into the mentorship center. Arches frame the view to the outside community. Inside the young men are able to customize their spaces for study and creativity.
Using partitions to divide public spaces
Materials, Basswood and Plexiglass
Detail of intervention model, Materials plexiglass and basswood.
Built in 1890, this landmarked building has been abandoned for 30 years. The Enrichment center proposes to create a space for young men of color to have the opportunity to work directly with police officers as mentors.
Photo: Ann McKinnon, 2015
Arched masses cut-away to reveal new spaces.
Arched walls are created by using the specific dimensions of the windows and the masonry spaces between the windows. As a result a unique environment is created to highlight and embrace this historical landmarked building.
Host building as it looked approximately 1978.
Photo: New York Landmark Commission Archives