Marymount School of New York

Mc Gowan served as General Contractor for the extensive rehabilitation of a five-story building on the Upper East Side which had fallen into disrepair, turning the school into a new state-of-the-art education facility for the Marymount School of New York, an all-female Catholic day school.

Renovations included three state-of-the-art laboratories: the physical sciences lab, the life sciences lab and the general sciences lab. General teaching areas were renovated to include smartboard technology. Also rehabilitated were art studios, a math center, a computer center, a reading center, a foreign language center, a lunch room, a theatre, music rooms, locker rooms, hallways, and new elevators were installed.

Following a selective demolition phase, the Mc Gowan team installed suspended acoustical ceilings, luminescent lighting in classrooms, specialty lighting in the labs, painted sheetrock walls, VCT and carpet flooring, custom millwork and laboratory casework, and new MEPS and fire alarm systems. 

The project team faced complex logistics including working inside landmark structures, staging simultaneous renovations at three partially occupied buildings, and coordinating deliveries while addressing the noise and traffic concerns of the neighbors. The project was successfully completed under an aggressive schedule so that the school would be ready for a September opening.

Project Details


Marymount School of New York

Property Address:

116-120 East 97th Street
New York, New York

Project Size:

20,000 square feet

Project Value:

2.5 million

Completion Date:

September 2011


Platt Byard Dovell White Architects

Services Provided:

General Contracting

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