Project DescriptionThe Susan E. Wagner High School is located in Staten Island, New York, bordering the towns of Todt Hill and Emerson Hills. The school sits on a larger site which encompasses over a hundred acres of land. The complex topography was a major factor in the selection of the site for the proposed Education Pavilion.
The client, NYC School Construction Authority, did not provide a program requirement list or goals, but rather through several group meetings and discussions the program requirements were developed by di Domenico + Partners. The project goals included providing a freestanding, independently operational performance space that accommodates rehearsals, specialty performances in a small concert venue, and houses adequate storage and support spaces.
The addition addresses an overcrowding issue in the current school building, while providing useful spaces for the specialized theater and arts program in the school.