Exterior work is nearing completion on the Marymount School of New York‘s ten-story expansion at 115 East 97th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the structure will yield flexible learning spaces, state-of-the-art STEAM classrooms, athletic facilities, a library, theater, music room, alumnae parlor, dining room and terrace with an edible garden, and a “FabLab.” Triton Construction is the general contractor and Terrain-NYC Landscape Architecture is the landscape designer for the property, which is located between Lexington and Park Avenues and is aiming for LEED certification.
Recent photos show the finished look of the main southern elevation and its façade of glazed terracotta panels, which pays homage to the bay window detailing in its existing complex along Fifth Avenue. The grid of operable windows is surrounded by dark rigid spandrels, and the structure culminates in a flat parapet that will be finished with a rooftop garden. The eastern and western profiles are largely blank, enclosed in a pattern of rectangular panels.
The building massing features a deep setback at the fourth floor, which will give way to a landscaped terrace.
The rear northern elevation along East 98th Street is still covered in scaffolding and netting as exterior work continues. The mechanical extension and a portion of the eastern face have yet to receive their paneling.
The building will also feature an entrance gallery and a garden courtyard in the foyer. The nearest subway is the local 6 train at the corner of East 96th Street and Lexington Avenue. The current home of The Marymount School of New York is located at the corner of East 84th Street and Fifth Avenue.
115 East 97th Street is anticipated to be finished in 2024, as noted on the construction board.