EW Howell Construction Group, one of the region’s leading builders, announces the completion of two New York City public schools– PS 464 in Manhattan and the Tommie L. Agee Educational Campus at IS 419 in Flushing – as well as the construction kickoff of a third, IS 322K in Brooklyn. The firm was awarded the contracts by the New York City School Construction Authority (NYC SCA) as the general contractor for all three projects.
Finished in time for the 2022-2023 school year, PS 464 occupies 92,000 square feet across the first nine floors of 42 Trinity Place, a new, 40-story luxury residential building in Manhattan’s Financial District. Additionally, the school’s south wing takes up four stories in a renovated historical building, the Robert and Anne Dickey House, which was built in 1810.
Serving students from pre-K through 5th grade, the newPS 464 features new classrooms, a science lab, and prep room, art and music rooms, as well as a gymnasium and multipurpose space. The space will also host administrative offices, a kitchen, and a cafeteria, plus two outdoor playgrounds.
“As schools return to full-time, in-person learning, there is a demand for new, high-quality facilities that can support students and faculty and fulfill New York City’s educational goals,” said Arsenio Minondo, a vice president at EW Howell who oversaw the project teams for PS 464 and IS 419. “The School Construction Authority is well-known for designing safe, innovative, and sustainable public schools in New York City’s five boroughs, and EW Howell is proud to work with the team to carry out its mission.”
In Flushing, Queens, the Tommie L. Agee Educational Campus at IS 419 was also completed this summerto kick off the 2022-2023 school year. The late Tommie L. Agee was a legendary outfielder for the New York Mets, who helped the team win its first World Series in 1969 at the nearby Shea Stadium.The new, 98,000-square-foot building at 111-12 Astoria Boulevard is an accessible five-story intermediate school, serving approximately 646 students across grades 6-8.
IS 419 features new classrooms as well as reading and speech resource rooms. The school also includes classrooms for art, a science demonstration lab and prep room, a music suite with soundproof practice cubicles, and a library. For recreation, students can enjoy a gymnatorium, exercise room, and outdoor playground. There is also a full kitchen, cafeteria, and staff lunchroom, plus spaces for guidance, medical, and administration.
EW Howell is also the general contractor for the NYC SCA’s new, 78,000-square-foot, five-story intermediate school, IS 322K, at 650 86th Street in Brooklyn. Completion is anticipated in 2024.The project site has been excavated and the foundation work is scheduled for this fall.
IS 322K will, feature new classrooms, a gym and library, science lab and prep areas, new art and music rooms, an outdoor playground, a kitchen, a cafeteria, and spaces for administrative staff. The building is also going to be outfitted with rooftop solar panels.
EW Howell has a long-time relationship with the NYC SCA,and both firms are known for building high-quality projects within the New York City education sector. Past NYC SCA projects for which EW Howell has served as the general contractor include PS 303, PS 338, and PS 49.
Founded in 1891, EW Howell Construction Group is a leading New Yorkbased General Construction and Construction Management firm with offices in Manhattan and Long Island. It provides construction services throughout the region to a diverse range of clients in the Retail, Education, Institutional, Arts & Cultural, Commercial, Laboratory, and Healthcare sectors. Dedicated to a “Build Simply” approach, the firm provides a simplified construction experience for its clients. EW Howell’s meticulous pre-construction, planning, and project management, combined with collaborative client relationships and strong connections with the region’s top sub-contractors, ensure the delivery of world-class projects for its clients, as it has done for more than 131 years. For more information, visit www.ewhowell.com.