Cobble Hill School of American Studies

Cobble Hill School of American Studies is a collegiate gothic style building designed by C.B.J. Snyder and dating back to 1906.

Gandhi Engineering was hired by the New York City School Construction Authority to modernize the building and make necessary repairs. Our involvement included surveying the building, creating designs to rehabilitate the architecture, upgrading the electrical system, and modernizing the plumbing.

In order to meet modern demands, we reinforced the support elements, such as the steel beams and the masonry bearing walls. In addition, the security system and lighting were replaced, the auditorium seating and stage was redesigned, and ADA-compliant toilet facilities were installed.

Inside the school, we made significant modifications on the auditorium. Our work included reinforcing the support elements in the basement auditorium and redesigning the auditorium seating, stage, dress rooms, and toilet facilities for handicap accessibility.