The High School for Construction Trades, Engineering & Architecture in Queens, New York is a 150,000 SF (13,935 SM) specialty high school housing classrooms, a 3,600 SF (330 SM) library, a fully functioning 300-seat theater, and a double-height lobby connected to a presentation hall. Arquitectonica also designed many specialized laboratories, which include a material technologies lab, a mechanical drafting lab, model building lab, and a computer drafting lab. Each of the large programmatic elements are identified by different colors and cladding materials. This school is designed to accommodate the needs of over 900 students.
AWARDS Merit Award of Excellence, American Institute of Architects, Florida Association