The Brick Industry Association has recognized our design of Convent of the Sacred Heart Athletics & Wellness Center with a Silver Award in this year’s Brick in Architecture awards program, which celebrates architectural projects featuring brick as the predominant exterior building or paving material.
The nature of this project’s program necessitated the building’s uniquely large volumes and limited glazing, in comparison to adjacent structures. As a result, materiality and massing became critical elements for mediating scale in relation to the block. Neighborhood-appropriate building materials (such as brick) and attention to cornice lines (resulting in the building’s top floor being recessed physically and visually from the street edge) helped ensure that the building would be a good neighbor on its Upper East Side block. Learn more about the project here.
Congratulations to the full Sacred Heart team, and to the other winners of the 2015 Brick in Architecture awards!