100 Flatbush Primary School and High School

This new 146,000 SF ultra-low energy use building designed to the rigorous Passive House standards will be a first for a NYC public school.

rendering of kids approaching primary school entrance
State Street facade of the new primary school.

The building houses a New York City public primary school and Khalil Gibran International Academy, an Arabic language public high school. The project is a part of Alloy Development’s 100 Flatbush, a mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn. This community-oriented project includes units of mixed-income housing, office space, retail space, and a new cultural facility in a preserved historic structure.

Khalil Gibran International Academy entrance in the busy avenue intersection.
The high school faces the more active Flatbush Avenue intersection.

The smaller scale primary school opens onto a brownstone-lined street while the Khalil Gibran International Academy’s larger scale is situated on Flatbush Avenue, a major thoroughfare with large scale commercial, cultural and residential development. It is located near Atlantic Terminal, the Brooklyn Cultural District, and Barclays Center.

flexible gymnatorium in use for a lecture
The gymnatorium double functions as both a gym and gathering space.

The existing Khalil Gibran International Academy, an Arabic language public high school, will have a new and expanded state-of-the-art home and increased school capacity for students. It will share facilities – such as a new cafeteria, gymnasium, and library – with a new public primary school on State Street.

elevated view of schools and development from Flastbush intersection

Watch the team present the project at Building Energy Exchange Archtober 2019 here.

Learn more about the development here.