MDSA TO DESIGN NYC SCHOOL CONVERSION
NEW YORK CITY — MDSzerbaty Associates Architecture (MSDA) has been selected to design the conversion of part of the former New York Foundling Hospitall in Manhattan into a public elementary school. PS340 will occupy 95,000 square feet on the lower six floors of the 14-story building, which is located at the corner of Avenue of the Americas and 17th Street. The new school will feature 21 classrooms, a cafeteria and dance studio, a second-floor rooftop playground, a two-story lobby and two-story spaces throughout the building. The construction timetable was not released.