Shannon Hayes

Shannon Hayes

New York, NY, US


Marymount School of New York

Initiated by Marymount School of New York, this proposal explores the evolving needs of the school’s young students. We proposed a 60,000 sf ground-up school building complete with adaptable ground floor auditorium space, full sky-gymnasium, rooftop semi-enclosed play space and chapel. The heart of the project reflects upon their existing space within the Pratt Mansions which surrounds a classical 4 - story stair where the students meet, talk, play and study. We aimed to emulate this space with a large expandable stair space on the north side of the building which becomes a familiar home for these interactions. This learning center becomes an expression of growth in its form and structure, wandering towards the sky as a tree branch grows toward the sun. Clinging to these ‘branches’ is a distinct language of angles walls and faceted surfaces which generate spaces that promote creative thought and form a series of ‘tree houses’.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Designer and Project Manager