“When you have a good education, it gives you the opportunity to open new doors.” — Angel Melendez, Union Settlement Student
Union Settlement Association is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities. They bring education, wellness and community-building programs to people of all ages, empowering New Yorkers with opportunities to better their lives.
THE DESIGN CHALLENGE
Union Settlement occupies a large building on East 104th Street, in which it provides many of its services. This building includes three multi-purpose classrooms, used primarily for adult education and after school programs. Andrew Franz Architect will be renovating these classrooms in order to reflect the passion and enthusiasm of the students and educators, and so that they can better serve as multi-function spaces.