The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine

Life Science

Location 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Project Size 15,000 SF

JRM Construction Management completed an expansion project for the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine in New York City’s Morningside Heights neighborhood. JRM delivered a multi-level expansion of more than 15,000 SF on the south end of the existing school building. The addition includes a basement for mechanical equipment and storage space, a terrace with a new 2,700-SF library and media center, and a new ground floor featuring a new admissions suite, along with dining, meeting, and assembly space.

To minimize interruptions to the school, JRM implemented a multi-phased approach and during construction installed temporary walls and partitions to ensure the safety of students and personnel. JRM also coordinated all subcontractor activities, including overnight work, to mitigate and control dust and noise, as well as ensure the school’s daily activities and programs went unimpeded.

The scope of work also included the installation of limestone arches, exterior stone, a bluestone exterior stair and bronze rail, terrazzo flooring, a feature wall with reveals, a reception area with custom millwork, curved arches featuring recessed, built-in shades, and Decoustics ceiling tile with grid and roof guard rails with steel cables.

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