Spence School 2008
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Client:Spence School
Project Category:Secondary Schools
Architect:FXFowle
Completion Year:2008
Location:New York, New York
Acoustician:Cerami
Capacity:100 seats
Founded in 1892 in a brownstone in Midtown, the Spence School is one of Manhattan's best known secondary educational institutions for girls. The school's facility on East 91st Street was in need of updates that would match the quality of the school's academic and extracurricular programs.

After a 2001 master plan by FXFowle Architects, a phased renovation began, including the construction of new classrooms, art rooms, a studio theatre, and key gathering and circulation areas. FDA consulted on the design of a new studio theatre for the school, which is flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of activities, performances, rehearsals and other special events throughout the school year.