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Bathgate Educational Campus

Bathgate Educational Campus


The Bathgate Educational Campus is located in the Bathgate section of the Bronx. This is a 140,000 sf two-story building consisting of four distinct high schools (Urban Assembly for Applied Math and Science, Explorations Academy, Mott Hall Bronx High School and Validus Preparatory Academy). The Campus, located on the border of an industrial park and a mixed residential and commercial area, is a welcoming presence for the students, staff and residents in this evolving neighborhood.

The project consists of:

  1. Over 24,000 Sq. Ft. 2" factory foamed in place Insulated Aluminum Wall Panel system with a PPG Kynar 500 Silver Metallic paint finish
  2. Over 22,000 Sq. Ft. .125" thick Custom made Aluminum Plate Panel System with a factory applied PPG 'CORAFLON' 60 to 80% High Gloss finish in six vibrant colors (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple and Orange) on the exterior and interior of the building.
  3. Over 10,000 Sq. Ft. 4" thick Acoustical Noise Reduction Panels and Louvered Screen Walls for Roof Top equipment enclosures.
Bathgate Educational Campus

Staircase at Night

Bathgate Educational Campus

Four Schools, One Campus

“Perhaps the most ambitious architectural gesture... is the three major vertical steel-framed stair enclosures that define the school entrances... the staircases seem to float, adding a bit of drama to the entry sequence for each of the three schools.” - Metals in Construction Magazine

As designed, the four separate schools are clearly set apart — each has a distinct color. “You know exactly which school it is,” says Chuck Heaphy, an architect with John Ciardullo Associates. “You definitely can notice the character and culture of each individual school.”

“The exterior reflects its neighborhood character with its distinctive silver metallic aluminum skin which is balanced on a masonry base, articulated by a three colored alternating brick pattern.” - John Ciardullo Associates, P.C. (Architects)

“Any parent would be thrilled to send their child to a facility as bright and inspiring as Bathgate.” - Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein

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