WILLIAMSBURG NEIGHBORHOOD NURSERY SCHOOL
Glickman Schlesinger Architects designed the interior spaces for the Williamsburg Neighborhood Nursery School, a tenant in the Williamsburg Adaptive Reuse Project. As a non-profit organization, the school's limited budget required we use inexpensive materials. They requested that the interiors have as little color as possible in order for the preschoolers' art projects to shine in the space. To brighten up the ground floor space which has little natural light, we used inexpensive and environmentally friendly vinyl composite tiles in white, cork in designated areas for congregation and a more colorful teal rubber tile in the entrance to the school.
The classroom ceilings are lit with a grid of inexpensive large circle lights and light wood paneling is used in select locations to add warmth. Glickman Schlesinger Architects also designed and made felt covers to provide bumpers around the existing wood columns. Photos by Lauren Coleman Photography.