When PrepMatters decided to build a new facility in Tenleytown, it faced several questions about the viability of 4646 40th Street. Perhaps no question was more pressing than how the 9,000-square-foot subterranean space with no windows could possibly provide the lively, intellectually stimulating environment that Prep Matters was known for.
Pizzano paired with ZGF Architects to deliver a lighting solution that mimicked natural light and utilized glass walls to create an open and transparent space. A rock climbing wall was even installed for physical activity, all while using environmentally sustainable materials.
“As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.”