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North Brother Island Wins AIA Awards in New York City

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AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards 2017

Brooklyn | Queens | Staten Island | Bronx


North Brother Island School + Habitat is an ongoing adaptive reuse project for an inclusionary learning facility for Autistic children, including supplementary public landscapes, research buildings and wildlife conservation areas. It is a necessary resource for New York City, which is heavily underserved in terms of schools addressing Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Designed with Frances Peterson, Landscape Architect, the project received 2 awards from the local NYC Chapters of the AIA:

  • Award of Excellence representing the highest level of achievement.

  • Best in the Bronx the Jurors selected one entry amongst all of the projects in each borough.


Ian Ellis