Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Student Commons
At Ethical Culture Fieldston School (ECFS), we transformed an existing assembly space within a historic building into a flexible Student Commons.
Originally the School’s cafeteria, today the Commons is a flexible shared space where both middle and high school students can study, socialize, or relax. A double-height space with soaring ceilings, the Commons also offers a large assembly space for student and staff events. The full interior renovation includes new interior finishes, millwork, furniture, lighting, technology infrastructure, and mechanical systems. The furniture is designed to be highly used with the active student body in mind, who reconfigure the space hour to hour.