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For The Calhoun School in New York,
FXFOWLE Reconceives Interiors with Renewed Vitality
The Calhoun School, a private school on Manhattan's Upper West
Side, has a landlocked urban building that needs updating and
reconsideration from time to time to meet the current needs for
educating students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
New York-based firm FXFOWLE recently redesigned portions of the
school-a building dating to the mid-1970s-to create a new lobby,
cafeteria, and library for greater use and effectiveness.
Calhoun needed a cafeteria with more seating to reduce the
number of lunch periods from six to three, and that, in turn, facilitated
curricular and program expansion. The designers broadened the
building's ground-level footprint beneath an underutilized outdoor
plinth. There, and within space that had been the library, a
contemporary, larger cafeteria has been installed, with street-level
views of the corner of West End Avenue at 81st Street. Counter seating
along the new facade animates the school's activity throughout the day,
creating more connectivity between Calhoun and the neighborhood.
The design team relocated the library to a vacated space in the cellar,
and reorganized and expanded some classroom spaces. The overall
design of the school's new cafeteria, library, and redefined entry
sequence celebrates the school's modern, progressive approach
to experiential learning. -JOHN CZARNECKI
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A modern, sleek lobby (1)
replaces a dated space (2)
that had an institutional feel.
In what was the library (3),
the new, spacious cafeteria
(4) matches the aesthetic of
the lobby, while presenting a
spirited, transparent public
face for the school on a busy
Upper West Side corner.

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Contents
Editorial
Industry News
Columnist: Productizing Practice: Growing Revenue Without Growing Staff
Healthcare Design Expo Product Preview
Product Focus: Haute Couture
Product Briefs
BBC Worldwide
Nixon Peabody
GLG Austin
Reconsidering the Midcentury Workplace
2016 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design
An Interview With Philip Freelon
Designers Select: Tables and Casegoods
Sources
Ad Index
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