The Trinity School

The Trinity School

The expansion and renovation of the Trinity School stems from the School’s strategic plan to “create a physical environment that improves the efficiency, cohesion, and beauty of the campus.” The design strategies respond with three key moves: reprogramming the block-wide school whose beautiful original building had been barnacled over time with small additions, maximizing circulation, and increasing natural light throughout the building.

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Trinity School Upper East Side
Trinity School Upper East Side Plan
Trinity School Architecture
Trinity School Upper East Side Design
Trinity School Upper East Side Architect

While key program spaces are consolidated to create divisional character and destination centers, renovations throughout the school allow existing spaces to realize their best use based on intrinsic architectural characteristics. A new Annex Link between the Lower School and Annex buildings, both designated Landmarks, provides new stair and horizontal connections between buildings enabling children to move throughout the building more efficiently and offering the youngest students direct access to outside space. 

Atop the existing cafeteria and an adjacent garage, an addition formalizes a lounge for the upper school and adds light-filled classroom, lab, and performing arts spaces, as well as faculty offices and multi-use rooms. This addition improves the existing outdoor space with a new play roof/turf field above and transforms the school’s public presence below along 92nd street.

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Trinity School Upper East Side Layout