St. Philip's Academy

Newark, New Jersey
January 1st 2007

This K-8 private school for inner city children has brought sustainability to the heart of Newark. Gensler converted an existing industrial building into a learning environment that itself is a pedagogical tool. A building addition incorporates a new core, gymnasium and roof garden. The gymnasium will support a strong program in physical education, and the roof garden will be a living laboratory for teaching ecology and science. Other sustainable features include gray water reclamation, photovoltaic panels, daylighting and healthy, recycled materials.

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