BASIS Upper School

Chelsea, New York

Adapting a 100 year old building which began as a factory and became the Chelsea Art Museum, the design for BASIS Independent’s new Manhattan Upper School will honor and enhance the existing brick and timber bones of this place’s rich history.  Through organization and a minimalist touch, the design will also highlight central glass stair atrium which brings rare and invaluable natural light into the middle of a square New York City block, for informal and formal learning spaces to gather around within the historic wrapper.