Founded in 1935, Lycée Français de New York is a private educational institution serving over 1,000 students. Originally located in 6 separate landmark townhouses spread across the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the school selected Ennead Architects to design a new building that would unite all students and faculty onto a single campus. The new facility accommodates central administrative offices, 2 gymnasiums, cafeteria, science and art centers, as well as an outdoor recreation space.
A comprehensive environmental graphics, donor recognition, and wayfinding sign program was created for the school’s 163,000 square feet of interior spaces. One of the building’s most distinct components, a 10-foot high granite base wall which encircles the entire building, is sandblasted with a linear pattern of names of nearly 500 international innovators. The designers were also commissioned to develop design criteria and standards for all donor recognition requirements.
The project was recognized by
Novum World of Graphic Design
(Germany) for Design Excellence in Environmental Graphic Design.
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Lycée Français de New York
New York, New York
Publications and Recognitions
Educational Environments No. 4
(Visual Profile Books)
Novum World of Graphic Design (Germany)
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