Harlem School of the Arts at The Herb Alpert Center announced The Renaissance Project, a $9.5 million renovation that will give the cultural cultural center a major face-lift. Thanks to the generosity of The Herb Alpert Foundation, a transformational renovation of the 37,000 square-foot structure is set to begin. The project is being led by Imrey
Studio, a New-York based design studio.
The Renaissance Project will break ground on August 19, 2019, with a projected completion of Fall 2020. The project represents an exciting new chapter in HSA’s 55-year evolution.
Renderings courtesy of Imrey Studio LLC
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WILL HSA BE CLOSED DURING RENOVATION?
HSA will remain open during construction. Classes will proceed as scheduled. The Student Services Department will be available daily to answer questions related to classes and registration. For your convenience, view our full course catalog and register online at www.hsanyc.org/register. Please direct class and registration inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILL RENOVATION OCCUR DURING CLASS HOURS?
All construction will occur during weekday, non-peak hours of operation. There will be no construction on Saturdays or Sundays.
WHY IS HSA BEING RENOVATED?
The Renaissance Project addresses fundamental deferred maintenance to the arts center, including roof replacement, repair of the brick façade, and upgrades to acoustic and electrical systems. The renovation allows
HSA to improve energy-efficiency and enhance the comfort and ambience of the space. A dramatic curtain wall is being designed by an award-winning, world-renowned acoustician to ensure that the light-filled space offers superior sound quality.
A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Our renovated structure will have a sleek, sophisticated, aesthetically pleasing exterior that will allow more natural light to penetrate the building. The open front will allow increased visibility inside and out, and will offer all who pass by a glimpse of the oasis of creativity on the inside. The update is happening at an exciting time when the neighborhood is being revitalized with residential development, new schools, and a thriving creative community. We are committed to providing access to cultural programming for all
and continuing HSA Founder Dorothy Maynor’s vision to nurture tomorrow’s creative thinkers, innovators, and leaders. We look forward to welcoming you to our new space in the Fall 2020.
Questions? Let us know. Send an email to RenaissanceProject@hsanyc.org
The Harlem School of the Arts on Wednesday announced a renovation that will give its facility a major face-lift. Called “The Renaissance Project,” the $9.5 million revamp will be funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation and is scheduled to begin in August.