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Hackley School's
Center for the Creative Arts and Technology

Hackley School’s Center for the Creative Arts and Technology is currently under construction in New York. Richard Turlington Architects is the Architect of Record, and we are working diligently alongside Pelli Clarke & Partners, the designers for this project.


The new 50,000 sq. ft. building unites computer science with visual and performing arts. With such ample space dedicated to and designed for imagination and creativity, Hackley students will have unique, cutting-edge opportunities.


The Hackley School campus terrain is hilly and includes distant views of the Hudson River to the west. Even though the new building’s location on the lower end of campus limits river views, its relationship with the landscape is quiet and unassuming. The building is heeled into a stone bowl, contained on the east and west sides by sweeping masonry and opposing curtainwall forms that float above the ground. The south façade looks directly onto an existing natural stone face, and the north face is bound by stone face as well.


The 550-seat auditorium and 100-seat black box theater will spotlight Hackley’s student actors, artists, musicians, and technicians, serving as a shared space across disciplines. Instructional spaces, rehearsal and practice rooms, scene shops, dressing rooms, and control rooms have all been designed to foster creativity in its many forms and elevate the school's visual and performing arts. The Makerspace, studios, and flexible computer science classrooms will also create a learning environment for superior computer science instruction across disciplines.


The building features:


  • 550-seat multi-purpose auditorium

  • 100-seat black box theater

  • Art Gallery

  • Outdoor Amphitheater

  • Makerspace

  • Scene Shop

  • Visual Art Studios and Classrooms

  • Computer Science Classrooms

  • Drama Classroom

  • Music Rehearsal and Practice Rooms

  • Dressing Rooms

Video courtesy of design architect, Pelli Clarke & Partners. 

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